Common questions

How do you get a wildlife permit in Colorado?

How do you get a wildlife permit in Colorado?

Special Wildlife License applications are available in CPW’s online application system. Year-end reporting forms and links are still available on this page. To apply for a Special Wildlife License listed below, visit the special wildlife licenses page on and log into your account.

Can you get a lifetime fishing license in Colorado?

Any Colorado resident who has a total and permanent disability may obtain, free of charge, a Lifetime Fishing License. Lifetime Fishing License holders are exempt from purchasing a Habitat Stamp each year. The license will only be valid as long as the applicant maintains their Colorado residency.

Can military fish for free in Colorado?

Disabled Veteran Benefits Active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado state parks on Veteran’s Day. The military member or veteran must show proof of military service (photo ID, DD-214).

What is a Colorado SWA permit?

That’s why in July of 2020, new regulations went into effect requiring all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any SWA leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Who needs a Colorado fishing license?

Parents and Adults Need a License Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free fishing experiences for kids, but adults, 16 years and older, are required to buy a license. One Day, Additional Day and Annual licenses are available.

How much is a day fishing pass in Colorado?

2021-2022 ​Fees

License & Other Fees​ Resident Nonresident
Senior Annual Small Game & Fishing Combination ​(65+) Colorado residents only $30.50​ N/A​
Five-day N/A $32.95
One-day $14.23 $17.35
​Additional-day ​$6.95 ​​$6.95

Do I need a license to hike in Colorado?

You now must have a hunting or fishing license to hike in any State Wildlife Areas in Colorado. “The purpose of these properties is to conserve and improve wildlife habitat, and provide access to wildlife-related recreation like hunting and fishing that are a deep part of Colorado’s conservation legacy.”

What is the cost of a Colorado fishing license?

2021-2022 ​Fees

License & Other Fees​ Resident Nonresident
Annual (18+) $36.08 $100.57
Small Game & Fishing Combination (If born after 1948, you must show hunter education card) $51.68 N/A
Senior Annual (65+) Colorado residents only $10.07 N/A
​Senior Low Income Lifetime Fishing (64+) Colorado residents only ​$9.85 ​N/A

How much is a fishing license in Colorado?

Colorado resident anglers will also pay more – $34.75 for an annual license versus $26 in 2018. Elsewhere in the Mountain West, the cost of annual non-resident fishing licenses are holding steady:

What are the hunting regulations in Colorado?

Regulations. Elk hunting in Colorado is strictly regulated from the caliber of gun you can use (minimum .24 caliber) to the amount of hunter orange you must wear (minimum 500 square inches above the waist during firearms seasons). The best way to find all the regulations is in the Colorado Big Game brochure.

How do you get a fishing license online?

Many states now offer the option of buying or renewing your fishing license online by downloading a mobile app. Look for a tab or icon within the app that says, “purchase fishing license online” or “get fishing license online.”. In addition to storing your license information,…

What is the state wildlife of Colorado?

The bighorn sheep is the state mammal of Colorado. This list of mammals of Colorado lists every wild mammal species seen in the U.S. state of Colorado, based on the list published by the Colorado Division of Wildlife .