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Waterfowl Season Dates and Fees
Waterfowl Season Dates and Fees

​​​License and HIP Year 

The annual license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) year are the same, beginning on April 1 annually and concluding March 31 annually.

2016-2017 small-game license​ are available from any license agent, CPW office, online, or by phone at 1-800-244-5613. 

If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado during the 2016/2017 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number. Register through ​the Harvest Information Program (HIP).​​

​​License Requirements

Hunters must have a small game license, youth small game or combination license, federal duck stamp and a Colorado Waterfowl Stamp​ to hunt waterfowl. ​​For more information on license requirements and waterfowl hunting, see the Waterfowl Regulations Brochure​.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2015 - 2016 Season Dates ​

​​Goose Seasons Regulations - Central Flyway
Regular Season Dates Area Info
 Dark Geese11/2/15 - 2/14/16

Areas: East of Continental Divide, except areas designated as part of special seasons below that include: Northern Front Range, North Park and South Park/San Luis Valley

 Light Geese10/31/15 - 2/14/16
   
Northern Front Range Season  
 Dark Geese
10/3/15 - 10/21/15;
11/21/15 - 2/14/16

Areas: Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties from the Continental Divide east along the Wyoming border to Hwy. 85, south on Hwy. 85 to Adams Co. line, and all of Adams, Arapahoe,Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties

 Light Geese​10/31/15 - 2/14/16
   
South Park/San Luis Valley Season  
 Dark Geese
10/3/15 - 10/21/15;
11/21/15 - 2/14/16

Areas: Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Fremont, Lake, Park, Rio Grande and Teller counties. And the parts of Hinsdale, Mineral and Saguache counties east of the Continental Divide

 Light Geese10/31/15 - 2/14/16
   
North Park Season  
 Dark Geese
10/3/15 - 10/21/15;
11/21/15 - 2/14/16
Areas: Jackson County
 Light Geese10/31/15 - 2/14/16
 
Light Goose Conservation
Order Season
2/15/16 - 4/30/16Areas: East of I-25

Goose Season Regulations - Pacific Flyway
Early Canada Goose Season9/1/15 - 9/9/15Areas: West of Continental Divide
   
Regular Season9/26/15 - 10/5/15; 10/31/15 - 1/24/16Areas: West of Continental Divide

​Duck & Coot Season Regulations
Central Flyway
Northeast Zone10/10/15 -11/30/15; 12/12/15 - 1/24/16​Areas: East of I-25 and north of I-70
Southeast Zone10/21/15 - 1/24/16

Areas: East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Mountain/Foothills Zone

10/03/15 - 11/30/15;​
12/19/15 - 1/24/16

Areas: West of I-25 and east of Continental Divide, except El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and ​Las Animas counties
   
Pacific Flyway9/26/15 -10/14/15; 10/31/14 - 1/24/16Areas: West of Continental Divide
   
September Teal Season9/12/15 - 9/20/15Areas: Lake and Chaffee counties and all areas east of I-25

Youth Hunt Regulations
Central Flyway
Northeast Zone10/3/15 - 10/4/15Areas: East of I-25 and north of I-70
Southeast Zone10/17/15 - 10/18/15

Areas: East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Mountain/Foothills Zone9/26/15 - 9/27/15Areas: West of I-25 and east of the Continental Divide, except El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties
   
Pacific Flyway10/17/15 - 10/18/15Areas: West of Continental Divide

For bag limits, other special restrictions and more information, see the Waterfowl Regulations Brochure

​2015 - 2016 Fees

For individuals aged 18 through 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year (April 1 - March 31 annually). For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp. If you are disabled, you may not need a Habitat Stamp. See disability information.

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Resident Non-Resident
Small Game​$21$56
Small Game (One Day)$11$11
Small Game (Additional Day)$5$5
Youth Small Game (Under 18)$1.75$1.75
Combination Small Game and Fishing Combo$41n/a
Colorado Waterfowl Stamp$5$5
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp)$25$25
Military with 60% or more disabilityFreen/a
Fees includes a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent Wildlife Council​ charge. A $10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).

Options for purchasing licenses and a Habitat Stamp