There are more than 54,500 big game hunting licenses available on the leftover list this year.
Bear – more than 6,000 limited licenses available Deer – more than 10,250 limited licenses available Elk – more than 30,600 limited licenses available Pronghorn – more than 7,700 limited licenses available
The leftover licenses go on sale Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m. (MDT).
Big Game Over-the-Counter (OTC) Unlimited Licenses & Bear OTC? Licenses with Caps go on sale Thursday, August 8 at 9 a.m. (MDT).
NOTE: at 9 a.m. licenses will be available for purchase online (CPWshop.com), by phone at 1-800-244-5613, in person at CPW offices and at license retailers (sporting goods stores, hunting and fishing supply stores, etc.).
Get Ready for Leftover Day
CPW website "All additional reissued hunt codes that are not on the initial leftover list will be added starting August 13.?" key word there is additional.. so, just like previous years, the reissue list will be updated every week with new licenses turned by people that applied and took opportunity from people that really wanted to hunt..
Darkhollow, it’s hit or miss either way you go. If in person at the DOW your at the mercy of the speed of the person typing in your hunt codes. If at home on line you’d better have a great internet connection with high speed processor if you want to have a shot at anything decent. Imagine 30,000 people across the country sitting at their computers at the exact same time with a LOT of them (thousands) entering the exact same hunt code as you waiting until the stroke of 9am to hit the enter button and hope yours gets through first. The server usually “crashes” within the first 60 or so second because of the massive influx of people on the site at the same time! Have fun and good luck. Lol
Couple of takeaways:
If you have logged into CPWshop.com before 9 a.m. and are waiting for leftover licenses to go on sale, only go as far as the residency page. If you go past this page prior to 9 a.m. in an effort to get ahead and purchase faster, you will need to log out and back in once leftover licenses are on sale in order to purchase
Also, if you plan on “camping out” at some office. Be sure and check with that office. Some of them do a lottery instead of first come first served
Reissued Licenses – All additional reissued hunt codes that aren’t on the initial leftover list will be randomly added starting Aug. 13. When reissued licenses are available, the new hunt codes will appear on the list Tuesday thru Friday (throughout the season) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.