Annual licenses go on sale March 1. Licenses are valid March 1 through March 31 (13 months) for fishing, combination fishing and hunting, small game and Colorado waterfowl stamps. Licenses can be purchased at sales agents, CPW offices, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.
Purchase of a $12.15
Habitat Stamp is also required with the purchase of the first hunting or fishing license of the season.
Waters of Colorado are open to taking fish, amphibians, mollusks and crustaceans both day and night, year-round, except as otherwise provided in the
Fishing Regulations Brochure. A hardcopy of the brochure is available at all
CPW Offices and
sales agents statewide.
You can fish in Colorado without a license only on the first full weekend of June, each year. All other rules and regulations apply.
What's New for 2024:
Colorado residents, if you hold a Centennial (income-eligible) Senior Lifetime Fishing License or are a senior that holds a Columbine Lifetime Fishing license, you may purchase a reduced-cost small game license annually. This license allows the holder to exercise all benefits of the license, including using it as a qualifying license for the big game draws.
*Customers buying a one-day or additional day license are exempt from the Habitat Stamp fee with the first two of these licenses. The Habitat Stamp fee will be assessed when a third license of this type is purchased.
All license fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a $1.50
Wildlife Education Fund surcharge.
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Thanks for your continued support!