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

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Please Read:  License Refund Changes​

New changes to the way CPW refunds licenses​
will take effect in April of 2016.

  • ​Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​

>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Small Game Quick Guide

5 Steps to the Hunt

​​What You Need To Buy A License

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

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

If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado during the 2015/2016 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number. 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 Harvest Information Program is designed to give wildlife managers a better handle on the number of birds and small game that are taken each year in their states. Basic informational questions will be asked about hunting; including how many birds were taken the previous season and what species will be hunted this year.

 Hunters: Be Aware of Tularemia Precautions

​​Incidents of tularemia, which primarily affects ​ra​bbits, beavers and other rodents, are higher than normal ​​this year. 

Find out what to look for, causes, transmission and health precautions by reading the tularemia fact sheet​​​.

 Reduce Potential Exposure to Lead in Game Meat

Pheasant hunter on walk-in access property​A North Dakota study has raised concerns about the potential risk of exposure to lead associated with eating wild game harvested with lead bullets. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Parks and Wildlife provide recommendations to minimize exposure to lead in wild game. Read more information and recommendations.​