TAX & LICENSE / HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES

Both hunting and fishing are popular sports in the Rocky Mountain region, where 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs combine with nearly 700 species of wildlife. Colorado offers fishing without a license the first full week in June each year, although all other regulations and laws apply. During the rest of the year, licenses are required. Hunters who were born on or after January 1, 1949, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Course before they can be licensed. Fees for fishing and hunting licenses vary with the applicant’s age, residency status, duration of the license, and type of license. Licenses for children are available at a nominal cost. For complete information on regulations and fees or answers to specific questions, contact:

Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW)
Denver Service Center
303-291-7227
Fort Collins Service Center
970-472-4300
http://cpw.state.co.us

Telephone License Sales
800-244-5613

Online License Sales
www.reserveamerica.com/outdoors/hunt-fish-license.htm

Hunter Education
303-291-7300
http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/hunt.aspx

 

Recorded Information

Help for Injured/Problem Wildlife
303-297-1192

Leftover limited licenses
303-291-7519

Fish Stocking Schedule
303-291-7531

Fishing Season Dates/Fees
303-291-7533

Fishing Condition Reports
303-291-7534

Big Game Season Dates/Info
303-291-7529

Small Game/Furbearer Season Dates
303-291-7546

Upland Game/Turkey Season Dates
303-291-7547

Waterfowl Season Dates/Fees
303-291-7548

Hunter Safety Classes
303-291-7530

 

Boats & Recreational Vehicles

Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Colorado for recreational purposes as well as off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles must be registered with Colorado State Parks. Forms are available online for printing, although it will be necessary for first-time registrants to visit one of the park offices to complete the process. Renewal registration of boats, off-highway vehicles, or snowmobiles can be competed online. For details on boat registration and boating regulations in Colorado, contact:

Colorado State Parks
Registrations
303-791-1920
Safety Courses
888-593-2628
http://cpw.state.co.us

Metro Registration Centers

Denver Registration Office
1313 Sherman Street
Denver
303-866-3437

Barr Lake State Park
13401 Picadilly Road
Brighton
303-645-1495

Cherry Creek State Park
4201 South Parker Road
Aurora
303-699-3860

Littleton Office Complex
C-470 and South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton
303-791-1920

 

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