What You Need To Buy A License
- Current and valid photo ID (Colorado identification must be issued at least 6 months prior to applying as a resident,
see page 3 of the small game & waterfowl brochure)
- Proof of hunter education
- Habitat Stamp (see page 1 of the small game & waterfowl brochure)
- For residents, proof of residency (see page 3 of the small game & waterfowl brochure)
Questions on CPW's New License System?
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 Colorado 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.