DOW suggests not waiting until the last minute to apply for big-game licenses |

DOW suggests not waiting until the last minute to apply for big-game licenses

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reiterating its message to big game hunters: Please do not wait until Tuesday to apply for big game licenses over the Internet, because the state wildlife-management agency wants to avoid a high volume of last-minute Web applications and the potential for a computer system slowdown.

“We cannot guarantee access to online applications on April 6 due to anticipated high use and last minute attempts to apply,” said Rob Molloy, total license manager. “We strongly encourage you to apply early to avoid the rush and any unforeseen last-minute problems.”

While there have not been any glitches with the new system so far, DOW officials want to avoid a last-minute rush that could overload the system. Officials also want customers to have time to contact the DOW customer service center if any complications occur.

The opportunity to apply for big game licenses over the Internet is new for customers this year.

In the past, customers used paper applications and sent them through the mail or dropped them off at the DOW office in Denver. The Internet option has become tremendously popular. More than 35 percent of applications are being submitted via the Internet.

Customers who want to submit Internet applications should access the DOW’s Total Licensing System page at The Web application system may also be accessed through

The DOW’s Total Licensing System is best accessed with newer Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator 6.2 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0. Internet applicants should make sure their computers meet these minimum software requirements.

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