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

 Buy A License

Purchase online view the sales agent list on cpwshop.com

Hunting License Accommodations

As of Monday March 23, our Licensing vendor is experiencing significant delays in fulfillment of CPW products due to “shelter in place” orders related to COVID-19. This means they are currently backlogged in printing and mailing licenses, passes or other CPW products. In response to these delays, we will be allowing customers to use a TAN (Temporary Authorization Number) for proof of privilege for most of our products at this time. This includes small game and combination small game and fishing licenses. We have also temporarily extended the timeframe for which a TAN is valid from 14 days to 45 days

For the most up to date information on how CPW is responding to COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Response page.


​​​​​​​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 2018-2019 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number.​


Colorado Pheasant & Quail Forecast

Colorado's pheasant and quail seasons open statewide in November. Last year's forecast is left for reference until a 2020 one is available this fall.

Pheasant hunters can expect improved bird populations over last season. Big-game hunters can also enjoy some additional access this year on Colorado's popular Walk-In-Access program. For additional small game resources, tips and tactics, please read Colorado Outdoors Online's 2019 Colorado Pheasant and Quail Forecast.

 


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.​