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 Small Game and Waterfowl Regulations Brochure
Small-game licenses are available from any sales agent
, CPW office
, or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.
The annual license and HIP year are the same, beginning on April 1 annually and concluding March 31 annually.
If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado, you need a new Harvest Information Program number. Register through the Harvest Information Program
. Note that live operator phone registrations at 1-866-COLO-HIP are no longer offered during the overnight hours from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. The live operator system is also closed all day on major holidays.