DENVER -- The Harvest Information Program (HIP), Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s harvest information-gathering system for hunters and anglers, will remain consistent for the 2017-18 seasons. Hunters will register either online or via live operator.
HIP, the Harvest Information Program, is a joint USFWS/CPW program designed to improve small game and migratory bird harvest estimates. In 1998, state wildlife agencies asked the USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to develop a nationwide sign-up program for all migratory bird hunters. State biologists were concerned that federal harvest estimates were not providing adequate harvest information using the traditional survey methodology. Colorado requires all small game hunters to sign up with HIP, to help CPW better estimate harvest for species that are difficult to address through a general small game survey.
The 2017-18 HIP registration process is opens at 12:00 A.M. April 1. Sign up for your HIP number online or use the live operator service at 1-866-265-6447.
For more information, see the HIP Frequently Asked Questions.