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

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IMPORTANT: License Refund, Reissue & Exchange Changes​ for 2017

​For updates on o​rado Parks & Wildlife's Refund, Reissue and Exchange policies, please visit the Refund, Reissue & Exchange​ page​.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 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.​

 Hunters: Be Aware of Tularemia Precautions

Tularemia fact sheet​​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.​