Colorado is the only state that offers over-the-counter rifle bull elk license for resident and non-resident hunters. The licenses are valid in more than 90 game management units during the second or third rifle seasons. The second rifle season runs Oct. 19 – 27 and third rifle season is Nov. 2 – 10.
“Hunting in western Colorado has been tremendous so far,” said JT Romatzke, an area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We have had great late-season rains, and bulls rallied to the rut during the last couple weeks of archery season.”