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Hunt Small Game
Hunt Small Game
December 2009 Youth Hunt at Stillroven Farm near Meade, Colorado.

 Buy A License

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Small Game Quick Guide

5 Steps to the Hunt

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What You Need To Buy A License

  1. Secure and verifiable identification
  2. Proof of hunter education
  3. Habitat Stamp 
  4. For residents, proof of residency

Hunting Reservation System

Make your reservations for small game season online or by phone (using our new system)! CPW is encouraging the online reservation system option for hunters hoping to quickly secure a popular location. Hunters must make reservations for all properties that require them. Hunt site reservations continue to be free at participating locations.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Obtaining HIP Numbers​

If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado during the 2023-2024 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number.​

 Colorado Outdoors Blog

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​​​​​​2023 - 2024 Eastern Plains Pheasant and Quail Forecast

​Learn how the quality and quantity of Conservation Reserve Program​ land, weather conditions, nest success, and chick recruitment will impact the 2023-24 pheasant and quail hunting seasons. Colorado Parks and Wildlife's​ small game manager shares important​ updates on the Eastern Plains hunting conditions.​​​​​​

Hunters: Prevent the spread of Tularemia​​

Tularemia fact sheet

​​Tulare​mia is a fatal bacterial disease of rabbits and rodents that can spread to humans and other species. Incidents of Tularemia are higher than normal ​​this year. 

Read the tularemia fact sheet​​​ to learn to identify a sick animal, understand what causes and spreads the disease, and how to prevent infection.

Reduce Potential Exposure to Lead in Game Meat​

Pheasant hunter on walk-in access property​A North Dakota study raised concerns about the potential risk of exposure to lead associated with eating wild game harvested with lead bullets. Read more information and recommendations to minimize exposure to lead​ in wild game.​