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December 2009 Youth Hunt at Stillroven Farm near Meade, Colorado.

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2018 Colorado Pheasant & Quail Forecast

Although conditions were not optimal for nesting and brood rearing, hunters can expect good pheasant and quail seasons in 2018.

Read Small Game Manager Ed Gorman's full 2018-2019 Eastern Plains Pheasant and Quail Forecast. Also check out Colorado Outdoors magazine's forecast.

 
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Small Game Hunting Fees are Changing in 2019

With the passage of Senate Bill 18-143​​​, CPW is able to adjust pricing to meet the pressures of increased management costs and resource usage across the state. These adjustments allow the agency to continue our​ conservation mission, while also ensuring transparency and accountability in working to achieve the ten key goals laid ou​t in the bill. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Small game license fees and application requirements are changing in 2019. Learn more about the approved 2019 Small Game License Fee​​ updates, ​or visit the Future Generations Act Frequently Asked Questions page​ for additional information.​

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​​​​​​​Small Game Quick Guide
 

5 Steps to the Hunt

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What You Need To Buy A License

  1. Current and valid photo ID (Colo​rado identification must be issued at least 6 months prior to applying as a resident, see page 3 of the small game & waterfowl brochure)
  2. Proof of hunter education
  3. Habitat Stamp (see page 1 of the small game & waterfowl brochure)
  4. For residents, proof of residency (see page 3 of the small game & waterfowl brochure)

Questions on CPW's New License System?

To learn more about LOOKING UP your existing account OR creating a new account (for new customers), as well as how to buy a hunting license in our new integrated purchasing system, please visit our online purchasing FAQs page.​

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If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado during the 2018-2019 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number.​


Hunters: Prevent the spread of Tularemia​​

Tularemia fact sheet

​​Tulare​mia is a fatal bacterial disease of rabbits and rodents that can spread to humans and other species. Incidents of Tularemia are higher than normal ​​this year. 

Read the tularemia fact sheet​​​ to learn to identify a sick animal, understand what causes and spreads the disease, and how to prevent infection.

Reduce Potential Exposure to Lead in Game Meat​

Pheasant hunter on walk-in access property​A North Dakota study raised concerns about the potential risk of exposure to lead associated with eating wild game harvested with lead bullets. Read more information and recommendations to minimize exposure to lead​ in wild game.​