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Hunting Reservation System
Hunting Reservation System

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Primarily for Small Game and Waterfowl

This system is used for making reservations on specific properties primarily for small game and waterfowl hunting. Some properties require reservations for turkey hunting.

Do you want to make a Big Game Hunting Reservation?

Visit the Big Game Hunting Reservation System page for information on properties offering reservations for big game (antelope, deer, and elk).


Reserve a Hunting Site.​​

Hunters can make reservations online or through the reservation phone number 1-800-244-5613. 

Reservations must be made for ALL properties that require them.​

Reservations are available 14 days in advance of the hunt date and are not impacted by most holidays.

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RESERVE ONLINE OR BY PHONE: Hunters can make reservations online at or by phone at 1-800-244-5613, starting at 9 a.m.. Reservations must be made for ALL properties that require them.​

  • When making a reservation online, it is suggested hunters FIRST log into their online account and THEN search for the property and site they are interested in.

  • Reservations are available 14 days in advance of the hunt date (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and are not impacted by holidays with the exception of Christmas. Please note that from 8 p.m. 12/24 to 4 a.m. 12/26 hunting reservations can ONLY be made ONLINE. The phone line will be closed during that time frame prohibiting hunting reservations by phone. Please plan accordingly.

LOG IN EARLY: Hunters are encouraged to visit the system to log into their online account - or create an online account, if they don't already have one - and to get familiar with the system before making a reservation.

Be prepared with the following:

    • Your CID number (Customer Identification Number) that is on your hunting license. 

    • You must already possess the current year hunting license for the kind of reservation you are making. 

    • A list of properties and areas you are interested in reserving.

    • Check the Property Conditions Report (see section below).

    • Know what type of hunting is allowed and during which dates 

      • Carefully read the regulation of your property to understand what is or isn’t allowed. For example, some properties are limited to migratory bird hunting only – pheasants and pigeons do not fall under the definition of migratory birds. Some properties allow deer hunting any day but limit waterfowl days. Please check the regulations to make sure you are in compliance.

Help with Using the Online Reservation System

See the step-by-step guide on how-to make a hunting reservation online using the new system.


Reservation Properties and Maps

See the Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting brochure for property-specific details and regulations, such as those pertaining to the use of floating devices for hunting. 

Central Flyway Properties (East of Continental Divide)

Pacific Flyway (West of Continental Divide)

Looking for more detailed mapping of these or other Parks and Wildlife properties? Visit our Colorado Hunting Atlas.

Property Conditions Reports​

Property conditions will be posted here for reference. Please note that these reports will in no way be definitive and are meant to be a guideline to the property.  Water levels and weather can be very volatile and can change quickly. Scouting is permitted at some properties to provide hunters opportunities to check property conditions prior to the day of the hunt (see individual property regulations).

Horsethief​ Canyon State Wildlife Area
All blinds closed beginning 12/8/22 for the remainder of the season.

Highline Lake State Park 
All blinds closed beginning 12/19/22 for the remainder of the season.

It is highly recommended that hunters scout these hunt areas before arriving to hunt.

Andrick Ponds​ State Wildlife Area
Areas 01, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10 & 11: Dry
Areas 02 & 03: Less than 25% full - huntable
Area 12: 50% full - huntable
Area 13: 25% full - huntable

Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area
Ponds 01, 11, 12, & 13: Dry - closed for the remainder of the 2022 season

Brush Prairie Ponds State Wildlife Area
Areas 01, 02, & 09: Less than 25% full - huntable
Area 03 & 08: 25% full - huntable
Area 04: 80% full - huntable
Areas 05 & 06: 100% full - huntable
Area 07: 75% full - huntable

Jackson Lake State Wildlife Area
Area 01: 50% full - huntable
Area 02: 100% full - huntable
Areas 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, & 08: 90% full - huntable
Areas 09, 10, 11, & 12: Dry
Union Tract - Elliott State Wildlife Area
Areas 01, 02, & 03: 75% full - huntable
Area 04: 100% full, huntable

Lone Tree Tract - Elliott State Wildlife Area
​Areas A-M: 80% full, huntable
Areas N-R: 80% full - huntable

North Hamlin Tract - Elliott State Wildlife Area
​Areas 07 & 08: Dry

South Hamlin Tract - Elliott State Wildlife Area
​Areas 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, & 06: 80% full - huntable​

Rules and Reminders

General Reservation Rules​

Specific rules can vary by property. ​

    • To make a reservation you must have your CID and possess the appropriate license for the species you want to hunt. 

    • Reservations are free, but not transferable.  

    • Using the reservations system, hunters are limited to a maximum of one reservation per hunt date for waterfowl and small game. 

    • The individual named on the reservation must be a licensed hunter and hunt the area and date specified on the reservation. 

    • Hunters must follow check-in and check-out procedures as posted on the property. 

Reservations are not accepted more than 14 days in advance of the hunt date, nor after 12 noon on the day before the hunt date, unless otherwise specified. 

Hunters who wish to cancel a reservation must do so no later than 12:00 noon on the day before the hunt date, unless otherwise specified. See Cancellations and No Show Policy below. 

Hunters with reservations may only hunt the hunt area specified on the reservation. 

Please refer to the Fishing and Recreational Lands brochures for individual property regulations BEFORE making a reservation.

See the Small Game and Waterfowl Brochure or the Wildlife Regulations for additional property and season date information.

Cancellations and No Show Policy

Reservation cancellations must be done online or by calling 1-800-244-5613 no later than 12:00 noon the day before the hunt date, unless otherwise specified.

Failure to hunt a reserved area without prior cancellation, or follow check station procedures, may cause forfeiture of the privilege to make reservations for the remainder of the hunting season.


    • Be sure you have a valid small game hunting license for this year! 

    • Remember to register for your HIP number by calling 1-866-COLOHIP or

    • Waterfowl hunters – You must use non-toxic shot and make sure you have your State and Federal Waterfowl stamps! Get birds in close—please, no skybusting! 

    • Be sure to check your shotgun for a plug, hunting shotguns should not hold more than 3 shells total at one time (magazine and chamber combined). 

    • For your convenience, important CPW phone numbers are listed on the back of your green license. Shooting hours are strictly enforced.