Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it has plenty of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 season.
The agency said it has about 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn, and 1,800 bear licenses for the fall hunting season.
Joe Lewandowski, a spokesman for Parks and Wildlife, said the deadline to apply for big-game licenses was in April. He said most hunters don’t get their first choice and the agency usually have leftover licenses available for purchase.
Hunting season is upon us, and the Western Slope is now playing host to thousands of local and out-of-state hunters intent on bagging a deer, elk or other game. The first rifle season starts Saturday. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious talked with Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Kirk Madriaga about what the big game season looks like on the Western Slope.