Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering hunting license refunds and preference point restoration.
CPW Director Bob Broscheid said, "We're making an emergency exception to our policy of only providing refunds 30 days prior to the start of the hunting season. We hope this provides some relief to the hurricane and fire victims, the first responders, and family members with their homes flooded."
Who can apply for a refund?
Refunds are for hunters who had their Colorado hunts cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, or one of the many wildfires burning in our western states. The fire exception is only for those fires that are burning outside the state of Colorado. Requests for refunds are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and no refunds will be made for licenses that have been in the field. No refunds will be made on annual licenses.
When is my refund request due?
All refund requests must be received by January 31, 2018.
Who do I contact about a refund?
Those affected should fill out the following forms and call the Limited License Refund Coordinator at 303-291-7208:
What kind of documentation does CPW need?
You will need to provide proof that you have been affected by the hurricanes or wildfires. Please see the list below or call for further clarification.
Acceptable documents include:
- insurance claim number
- FEMA number
- copy of cancelled hotel or flight reservations
- affidavit with signed narrative stating why you had to cancel your trip