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​​New License and HIP Year April 1

Annual licenses for the 2014 season went ​​on sale mid-March. These licenses are valid April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 annually for small game hunting, fishing, combination fishing and small game hunting, and the Colorado waterfowl stamp. These licenses are available at any license a​gent, CPW officeonline or by phone at 1-800-244-5613. 

Please be aware that the Harvest Information Program (HIP) year ends on March 31 annually, requiring light goose hunters to re-register before they hunt on or after April 1. Hunters also need a 2014 ​​small game license to hunt light geese after April 1, 2014.​

Federal Regulations for Migratory Bird Hunters

Game bird hunters should be sure to read United States Fish and Wildlife Service's federal regulations for h​unting migratory birds​, which contains need to know terms, a list of illegal hunting methods and links to additional information on refuge specific regulations. Note: When state law differs from Federal law, the hunter must comply with the most restrictive law.

Reduce Potential Exposure to Lead in Game Meat

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.