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

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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.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Obtaining HIP Numbers​

If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado during the 2017/2018 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number.

​The Harvest Information Program (HIP) will remain consistent for the 2017-18 seasons. Online sign ups will continue through the current Colorad​o HIP website due to unforeseen delays with the implementation of CPW’s new licensing system. Go to the HIP website or call 1-866-COLOHIP (265-6447) to begin the online registration process to obtain a new HIP number.

The 2017-18 HIP registration process is open. See the news release​ for more information.​​​​

​What's New: 2018 Season Regulation Changes 

​See tips, resources, videos and for important changes, see the "What's New" section of the Small Game and Waterfowl brochure​.​ For the sake of efficiency, Small Game and Waterfowl Regulation Brochures are now combined together in one brochure. ​

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.​