Future Generations Act Updates

Senate Bill 18-143 Impact

  • In 2018, Senate Bill 18-143 was passed, granting Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) authority to modify fees.
  • CPW can now align charges with rising management expenditures and resource utilization across Colorado.
  • Fiscal adjustments by CPW are pivotal for sustaining our conservation endeavors.
  • The bill mandates CPW’s operations to be both transparent and accountable.
  • CPW is tasked with realizing ten principal objectives as defined by the legislation.

Key Goals Outlined in the Bill

  • Preserving Colorado’s wildlife and natural landscape.
  • Ensuring public access to recreational areas.
  • Promoting outdoor education and activities.
  • Implementing sustainable resource management practices.
  • Maintaining and enhancing state park facilities.
  • Fostering biodiversity and ecological resilience.
  • Strengthening community engagement in conservation efforts.
  • Upgrading technology and infrastructure for improved visitor experiences.
  • Allocating funds adequately to meet conservation challenges.
  • Reporting progress and outcomes to the public and stakeholders.
Pass Type ​2023
​​Daily Vehicle Pass ​$10
​Annual Affixed Vehicle Pass ​​$80
Annual Affixed Multiple Vehicle Pass ​$40/each​​

Replacement ​Annual Affixed Vehicle Pass​

​free (with supporting documentation)
​​Aspen Leaf Annual Pass(ages 64+) (resident only) ​$70
Aspen Leaf Annual Multiple Pass (resident only) ​$35
Annual Family Pass*** ​$120
Replacement Annual Family​ Pass ​$60 (Details: see replacement pass)
Non-Motor Vehicle Individual Daily Pass​**
(entering by foot, bike, horseback, etc.)

​​​$4

​Non-Motor Vehicle Individual Annual Pass** (entering by foot, bike, horseback, etc.) (allows up to three additional park visitors to enter with the current pass holder) ​$29
​​​​​Keep Colorado Wild Pass
(only available through the Division of Motor Vehicle registration process)​
​​$29
Centennial Pass (income eligible) (resident only) ​$14
​Columbine Pass
(Colorado residents with a permanent and total disability)
​$14
​Blue Spruce Pass (first responder with permanent occupational disability) (resident only) ​free
​Independence Pass
​(Veterans with 50% disability VA rating, partial/full loss of limb(s) or full loss of vision, OR purple heart recipient) (Colorado residents only)
​free
​Dog Off-leash Daily Pass: Cherry Creek & Chatfield $3​​
Dog Off-leash Annual Pass​: Cherry Creek & Chatfield $25
​Military Pass (Aug. only) ​free
​Volunteer and Senior Volunteer (64+) Pass(48 hrs. per year of volunteer service to CPW) free

 

Additional Fees and Pass Information for Colorado State Parks

Cherry Creek Water Basin Fee

  • Cherry Creek State Park imposes an extra fee for the Cherry Creek Water Basin:
    • Daily fee: $1
    • Annual fee: $3

Applicability Across State Parks

  • Individuals aged 16 and older are subject to fees at numerous Colorado state parks and recreation areas.
  • The fee requirement excludes those with a valid annual or daily vehicle pass entering by motor vehicle.
  • State parks under this fee policy include, but are not limited to:
    • Arkansas Headwaters
    • Barr Lake
    • Castlewood Canyon
    • Crawford
    • [21 other state parks listed],
    • Yampa River State Parks,
    • Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.

State Parks Annual Family Passes

  • Issued to individuals, not tied to a specific vehicle.
  • Not affixed to the windshield; transferable within the same household.
  • Use is limited to one vehicle at a time.

Colorado State Wildlife Area Access Fees

Overview of State Wildlife Areas (SWAs)

  • SWAs are lands designated for wildlife-related recreational activities such as hunting and fishing.
  • Each SWA offers different permissible activities, tailored to its unique location and resources.
  • These areas are supported by sportsmen's contributions and managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to preserve wildlife.
  • CPW oversees approximately 350 SWA lands throughout Colorado.

Access Requirements

  • To enter SWAs, an individual must possess either a valid Colorado hunting or fishing license, or an SWA pass.
  • Current hunting or fishing license holders are exempt from needing an additional SWA pass.

State Wildlife Area Pass Types and Fees for 2023

Standard Passes

  • Annual SWA Pass: $39.96*
  • 1-day SWA Pass: $10.00
  • All prices include:
    • $1.50 for the Wildlife Council surcharge.
    • $0.25 for the Search and Rescue Fee, when applicable.

Special Passes

  • Youth Annual SWA Pass (ages 16-17): $10.95*
  • Senior Annual SWA Pass (ages 65+): $10.95*
  • Centennial Annual SWA Pass:
    • For income-eligible Colorado residents.
    • Priced at $10.23*.
    • Requires application and qualification proof.

* Additional Costs

  • A mandatory Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp fee of $11.50, if applicable.

Pass Validity

  • Annual passes are valid from March 1 through March 31 of the subsequent year.
  • The pass validation period matches the 13-month Colorado fishing license season.

Colorado Recreational License Fees for Diverse Wildlife Management

Ecological Richness and Sporting Opportunities

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) manages an extensive range of over 960 species inhabiting varied landscapes.
  • Environments include warm waters, mountain streams, marshes, and grasslands, fostering exceptional angling and hunting prospects, including gold medal waters.

License Contributions to Wildlife and Habitat

  • Revenue from fishing, small game, furbearer, and turkey license sales is instrumental in funding:
    • The expansion of public access to recreational areas.
    • Community grants for local angling initiatives.
    • Habitat enhancements that are beneficial to birds, fish, and other small game species.

Colorado Resident Fishing License Fees for 2023

License Options and Costs for Residents

Adult Fishing Licenses

  • Annual Fishing License (ages 18–64): $37.96
    • Valid from March 1 through March 31 of the following year (13 months).

Youth and Senior Fishing Licenses

  • Youth Annual Fishing License (ages 16 & 17): $9.20
  • Senior Annual Fishing License (ages 65+): $9.20

Special Lifetime Licenses

  • Centennial Senior Lifetime Fishing License (ages 64+): $8.96

    • For income-eligible seniors.
  • Columbine Lifetime Fishing License

    • For individuals with a total and permanent disability: Free of charge.

Short-Term Licenses

  • 1-day Fishing License: $13.80
  • Additional Day Fishing License: $5.75

Equipment Add-ons

  • Extra Rod Stamp: $10.35

Note

  • These fees cater to the diverse needs of anglers in Colorado, be they residents, youths, seniors, or those with disabilities.

Colorado Small Game and Furbearer Resident Licenses for 2023

Fees for Various License Categories

Annual Small Game Hunting License

  • Annual Small Game Hunting License: $32.21
    • Includes furbearers. Valid 3/1 – 3/31 (13 months).

Furbearer Licenses

  • Furbearer Only Hunting License: $32.21
  • Furbearer Harvest Permit: $10**
    • Valid from 3/1 onward. Must be purchased alongside an annual small game or combo license.

Combined Annual Licenses

  • Annual Small Game Hunting and Fishing Combination License: $55.22

    • Valid 3/1 – 3/31 (13 months).
  • Senior Annual Small Game Hunting and Fishing Combination License (ages 65+): $31.79

    • Valid 3/1 – 3/31 (13 months).

Youth and Special Licenses

  • Youth Annual Small Game Hunting and Furbearer License (under age 18): $1.40**
  • Veteran’s Lifetime Small Game Hunting and Fishing Combination License: Free
    • For veterans with a 60% disability or Purple Heart recipients.
  • First Responder Lifetime Combination Small Game Hunting and Fishing License: Free
    • For individuals with a permanent occupational disability.

Upgrade for Senior Lifetime Fishing License Holders

  • Annual Small Game for Senior Lifetime Fishing License Holders Upgrade (ages 65+): $22.59
    • For Centennial Senior income-eligible Lifetime Fishing License or Columbine Lifetime Fishing license holders only.

Short-Term Licenses

  • 1-day Small Game Hunting License: $13.80
  • Additional Day Small Game Hunting License: $5.75

Special Game Permits

  • Band-tailed Pigeon Permit: $5**

Turkey Hunting Licenses

  • Fall Turkey License: $26.46
  • Spring Turkey License: $32.21
  • Youth Turkey License (under age 18): $16.11

Additional Notes

  • ** denotes inclusion of a fee for the Wildlife Council surcharge.
  • The pricing structure caters to residents, seniors, veterans, first responders, and youths with varied hunting and fishing interests.

Colorado Resident Wildlife Stamps and Additional Fees for 2023

Mandatory and Lifetime Stamps

  • Annual Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $11.50

    • Required annually for individuals aged 18–64.
  • "Lifetime" Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $345.11

    • One-time purchase granting life-long benefits.

Specialized Hunting Stamps and Fees

  • Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp: $11.50**

    • Valid from 3/1 – 3/31 for a 13-month period.
  • Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp: $31**

    • Valid from 7/1 – 6/30 annually.

Universal Fees Applied to Licenses

  • Wildlife Education Fee: $1.50

    • Applied to each license purchase, with certain exceptions.
  • Colorado Search & Rescue Fee: $0.25

    • Applicable to every license purchased, barring specific exemptions.

Notes

  • ** indicates a Wildlife Council surcharge is included in the fee.
  • These fees and stamps fund wildlife habitat conservation, educational initiatives, and emergency rescue operations, ensuring the well-being of Colorado's natural resources and those who enjoy them.

Colorado Resident Raptor Licenses for 2023

Licensing Options for Raptor Enthusiasts

  • 3-year Possession/Hunting Raptor License: $172.55*

    • Grants the licensee the right to possess and hunt with raptors for a three-year period.
  • Peregrine Falcon Capture License: $345.11*

    • Allows for the specific capture of Peregrine Falcons within legal and regulated parameters.

Additional Information

  • Prices marked with an asterisk (*) include any applicable surcharges and/or fees as required by state regulations.
  • These specialized licenses support the management and conservation of raptor species while providing enthusiasts with regulated opportunities for raptor hunting and falconry.

*Wildlife Education Fee does not apply.
**Wildlife Education Fee and Search and Rescue Fee do not apply.​​
***Search and Rescue Fee does not apply.

Colorado Nonresident Fishing License Fees for 2023

Options for Nonresident Anglers

Annual and Short-Term Fishing Licenses

  • Annual Fishing License (ages 18–64): $109.28

    • Valid for 13 months from March 1 to March 31 of the following year.
  • 5-day Fishing License: $34.51

  • 1-day Fishing License: $17.26

  • Additional Day Fishing License: $5.75

Accessory Permit

  • Extra Rod Stamp: $10.35

Key Points

  • The provided options cater to the various needs of nonresident fishermen, whether they plan a short visit, extended stay, or an annual return to Colorado's fishing locales.
  • These licenses grant access to Colorado's diverse fishing opportunities, from prestigious gold medal waters to serene mountain streams.

Colorado Nonresident Small Game and Turkey Licenses for 2023

Comprehensive License Fees for Nonresident Hunters

Small Game Hunting Licenses

  • Annual Small Game Hunting License: $92.03

    • Valid from March 1 through March 31 of the next year (13 months).
  • Furbearer Only Hunting License: $92.03

  • Furbearer Harvest Permit: $10.00

    • Must accompany an annual small game or combo license.
  • Youth Annual Small Game and Furbearer Hunting License (under age 18): $1.40**

  • 1-day Small Game Hunting License: $17.26

  • Additional Day Small Game Hunting License: $5.75

Special Permits and Seasonal Licenses

  • Band-tailed Pigeon Permit: $5.00**

  • Fall Turkey License: $172.55

  • Spring Turkey License: $172.55

  • Youth Turkey License (under age 18): $115.04

Additional Info

  • Prices indicated with a double asterisk (**) include necessary surcharges and fees specified by Colorado state regulations.
  • These license fees enable nonresident hunters to participate in small game, furbearer and turkey hunting, ensuring compliance with state wildlife management and conservation efforts.

Colorado Nonresident Stamps and Additional Fees for 2023

Essential Stamps for Wildlife Conservation

  • Annual Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $11.50

    • Mandatory each year for individuals aged 18–64.
  • "Lifetime" Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $345.11

    • Perpetual benefits with a one-time purchase.

Hunting Stamps for Waterfowl and Migratory Birds

  • Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp: $11.50

    • Valid for 13 months from March 1 to March 31 of the following year.
  • Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp: $31.00**

    • Valid annually from July 1 to June 30.

Universal Fees Applied Across All Licenses

  • Wildlife Education Fee: $1.50

    • Imposed on each license, with certain exceptions.
  • Colorado Search & Rescue Fee: $0.25

    • Charged with every license unless noted otherwise.

Note

  • ** signifies the inclusion of a Wildlife Council surcharge in the fee.
  • The fees and stamps collected contribute to the management of wildlife habitats, educational efforts, and search and rescue operations, supporting the safety and conservation activities within the state of Colorado.

Colorado Nonresident Raptor License for 2023

Raptor Possession and Hunting License

  • Annual Possession/Hunting Raptor License: $92.03
    • This license permits nonresidents to possess and hunt with raptors for one year.

Fee Exemptions

  • The Wildlife Education Fee is not applicable to the Annual Possession/Hunting Raptor License.
  • The Colorado Search & Rescue Fee is also waived for this specific license.

Additional Information

  • Nonresident enthusiasts seeking to partake in the tradition of falconry or raptor hunting within Colorado are required to obtain this annual license, which excludes certain fees normally applied to wildlife licenses.

Colorado Big Game License Fees Introduction

Abundant Wildlife and Hunting Prospects

  • Colorado offers world-class hunting due to its diverse and abundant big game species.
  • The state's reputation as a hunting destination is attributed to science-driven management and habitat conservation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).

Allocation of License Sales Revenue

  • Revenue from big game license sales is fundamental for:
    • Expanding public access for hunters.
    • Enhancing habitat to benefit both game and non-game species.
    • Establishing wildlife crossing programs to improve safety for wildlife and human residents.

Colorado Big Game Resident License Fees for 2023

Standard Big Game Licenses

  • Deer License: $43.71
  • Elk License, Antlerless: $60.97
  • Elk License, Antlered or Either-Sex: $60.97
  • Pronghorn License: $43.71

Limited and Specialized Game Licenses

  • Bear License (Limited, Add-on/Over the Counter): $42.03
  • Mountain Lion License (Valid 4/1 - 3/31): $55.22
  • Moose License: $345.11
  • Mountain Goat License: $345.11
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep License: $345.11
  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep License: $345.11

Youth Big Game Licenses

  • Youth Big Game (Deer, Elk, Pronghorn) License (Ages 12-17): $16.07 each***
  • Youth Bear License (Ages 12-17): $15.48*

* *and *** indicate that additional fees, such as a Wildlife Education Fee or a Search & Rescue Fee, may not apply to certain license types.

Colorado Resident Limited License Application Fees for 2023

Application Process Fees

  • Drawing Application Fee (Non-refundable): $8.00
    • Required for each species application submitted for limited license drawings.

Preference Point Fees

  • Preference Point Fee for Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose: $50.00

    • Charged when applying for preference points, which improve the odds in future drawings for these species.
  • Preference Point Fee for Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, and Bear: Free of charge

    • No cost for obtaining preference points for these species.

Additional Information

  • Preference points accrue annually to enhance the chances of successfully drawing a limited license in subsequent years for specific big game species.
  • Drawing and preference point fees are instrumental in maintaining fair chase hunting opportunities through CPW's controlled licensing system.

Colorado Qualifying Resident Hunting License Fees for 2023

Annual Small Game Licenses

  • Annual Small Game License: $32.21

    • Valid from March 1 to March 31 of the following year (13 months).
  • Youth Annual Small Game Hunting License (under age 18): $1.40*

Turkey Licenses

  • Spring Turkey License: $32.21
  • Fall Turkey License (for secondary draw ONLY): $26.46
  • Youth Turkey License (under age 18): $16.11

Combination Licenses

  • Annual Small Game/Fishing Combination License: $55.22

    • Valid from March 1 to March 31 of the following year (13 months).
  • Senior Small Game/Fishing Combination License (ages 65+): $31.79

    • Valid from March 1 to March 31 of the following year (13 months).

Special Lifetime Combination Licenses

  • Veteran’s Lifetime Small Game/Fishing Combination License: Free

    • For veterans assessed with a 60% disability or who are Purple Heart recipients.
  • First Responder Lifetime Small Game/Fishing Combination License: Free

    • For first responders with a permanent occupational disability.

Senior Lifetime Fishing License Holders' Upgrade

  • Annual Small-Game License for Senior Lifetime Fishing License Holders (ages 65+): $22.59
    • Applicable for Centennial Senior income-eligible Lifetime Fishing License holders or seniors with a Columbine Lifetime Fishing License.

* Indicates that additional fees, such as a Wildlife Education Fee, may not apply.

Colorado Resident Stamps and Mandatory Fees for 2023

Essential Wildlife Habitat Stamps

  • Annual Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $11.50**

    • Required with each hunting or fishing license purchase.
  • "Lifetime" Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $345.11*

    • Offers lifetime benefits and aids in habitat conservation.

Standard Fees Across All Licenses

  • Wildlife Education Fee: $1.50

    • Applied to each license, some exemptions apply.
  • Search & Rescue Fee: $0.25

    • Included with every license purchase, barring certain exceptions.

* Indicates the Wildlife Education Fee is not applicable. ** Designates that both Wildlife Education and Search and Rescue Fees are waived.

Colorado Nonresident Big Game License Fees for 2023

Fees for Major Big Game Species

  • Deer License: $454.39
  • Elk License, Antlerless: $759.24
  • Elk License, Antlered or Either-Sex: $759.24
  • Pronghorn License: $454.39

Limited and Add-on Licenses

  • Bear License (Limited, Add-on/Over the Counter): $110.59
  • Mountain Lion License (Valid 4/1 - 3/31): $387.08

Premium Big Game Licenses

  • Moose License: $2,542.29
  • Mountain Goat License: $2,542.29
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep License: $2,542.29
  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep License: $2,542.29

Special Youth Licenses

  • Youth Big Game (Deer, Elk, Pronghorn) License (Ages 12-17): $115.00 each***
  • Youth Bear License (Ages 12-17): $55.30*

* *and *** indicate that additional fees such as the Wildlife Education Fee or Search and Rescue Fee may not apply to these license types.

Colorado Nonresident Limited License Application Fees for 2023

Application Fees for Limited Draws

  • Drawing Application Fee (Non-refundable): $10.00
    • Charged for each species draw application submitted.

Preference Point Purchase Fees

  • Preference Point Fee for Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose: $100.00

    • Applied when acquiring preference points for these specific big game species.
  • Preference Point Fee for Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, and Bear: Free of charge

    • No cost associated with obtaining preference points for these species.

Note

  • Preference points accumulate to improve future odds of success in limited license draws.
  • The drawing application fee facilitates the operation of a fair and regulated hunting draw system for nonresidents.

Colorado Nonresident Qualifying Hunting License Fees for 2023

Annual and Seasonal Hunting Licenses

  • Annual Small Game License: $92.03

    • Grants hunting rights from March 1 to March 31 of the following year (13 months).
  • Youth Annual Small Game Hunting License (under age 18): $1.40*

  • Spring Turkey License: $172.55

  • Fall Turkey License (for secondary draw ONLY): $172.55

  • Youth Turkey License (under age 18): $115.04

* Indicates that a Wildlife Education Fee may not apply to the youth licenses.

Colorado Nonresident Stamps and Fees for 2023

Mandatory Habitat Stamp for Conservation

  • Annual Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $11.50**
    • A requisite stamp for hunting or fishing license holders, contributing to wildlife habitat preservation.

Lifetime Stamp for Ongoing Contribution

  • "Lifetime" Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp: $345.11*
    • Provides lifetime support for Colorado's wildlife habitats.

Universal Fees on License Purchases

  • Wildlife Education Fee: $1.50

    • Imposed on all license purchases, with specific exemptions noted.
  • Search & Rescue Fee: $0.25

    • A standard fee applied to all licenses unless noted otherwise.

* *Indicates the Wildlife Education Fee is excluded. ** Indicates both the Wildlife Education Fee and the Search & Rescue Fee are not applied.

Colorado Camping and Group Picnic Area Fees for 2023

Comprehensive Camping Opportunities

  • CPW ensures a camping experience for all preferences, managing over 4,000 campsites across 37 parks.
  • Fees collected are invested back into the parks, potentially funding site enhancements, additional staffing, and better connectivity for guests.

2023 Nightly Rates for Camping Permits

Developed Campsites

  • Full Hookup Campsites: $41 per night*
  • Electrical Campsites: $36 per night*
  • Tent-Only Campsites: $36 per night*

Rustic Camping Options

  • Basic Campgrounds: $28 per night*
  • Primitive Campgrounds: $18 per night*

Unique Accommodations

  • Cabins and Yurts: $90-$270 per night*, varying by features.
  • Tipi: $50 per night

Reservation Modifications

  • Campsite Changes (date or site): Calculated based on the original booking price and how soon the change is made before arrival.

Additional Information

  • *Detailed rates and potential seasonal discounts are available on individual park webpages.
  • Selected parks extend off-season rate reductions and midweek savings for seniors (64+), available from Monday to Thursday, not including federal holidays.

Group Picnic Area Permit Fees for 2023

Group Picnic Areas for Events and Gatherings

  • Deluxe Group Picnic Area: $150
  • Improved Group Picnic Area: $100
  • Basic Group Picnic Area: $50

Facility Booking

  • Group Facility Reservation Fee: $10 per facility

Notes

  • These fees support the maintenance and enhancement of parks' recreational spaces, ensuring enjoyable experiences for groups and campers alike.

Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Stamp Fees for 2023

Mandatory ANS Stamps for Watercraft

  • An ANS Stamp is obligatory for motorboats and sailboats using Colorado waters.
  • This stamp underpins roughly half of the ANS Program's annual budget.

Critical ANS Program Operations Funded by Stamp Revenues

  • Watercraft inspection and decontamination services.
  • Sampling and monitoring of state waters for ANS.
  • Managing existing ANS populations within the state.
  • Educational initiatives and outreach about ANS.

ANS Stamp Costs for 2023

Colorado Resident Vessels

  • Annual ANS Stamp - Colorado Resident Vessels: $25
    • Applies to motorboats or sailboats registered in Colorado, Colorado resident vessels documented by the U.S. Coast Guard, or those exempt from in-state registration.

Nonresident Vessels

  • Annual ANS Stamp - Nonresident Vessels: $50
    • Required for motorboats or sailboats not registered in Colorado.

Additional Requirements

  • Watercraft Inspections: Mandatory prior to launching in Colorado waters to restrict ANS spread.

Note

  • ANS Stamps and inspections are vital safeguarding measures to protect Colorado's waterways and biodiversity from invasive species, ensuring a clean and healthy aquatic environment for all users.

Colorado Waterfowl Hunting License Fees for 2023

Required Stamps for Hunters

  • Annual Habitat Stamp: $11.50 for both residents and non-residents.

Resident License Fees

Small Game

  • Annual Small Game: $33.96
  • Small Game (one day): $15.55
  • Small Game (additional day): $7.50
  • Youth Small Game and Furbearer (under 18): $1.40
  • Small Game and Fishing Combination: $56.97
  • Senior small game & fishing combination (65 and older): $33.54
  • Senior Annual Small Game for Lifetime Fishing License Holders: $24.34
    • Applies only to Senior Columbine or Centennial lifetime fishing license holders.
  • First Responder Lifetime small game and fishing combination: Free
    • For those with a permanent occupational disability.
  • Veteran Lifetime Small Game and Fishing Combination: Free
    • For veterans with 60% or more disability.

Non-Resident License Fees

Small Game

  • Annual Small Game: $93.78
  • Small Game (one day): $19.01
  • Small Game (additional day): $7.50
  • Youth Small Game and Furbearer (under 18): $1.40

Waterfowl Stamps for Both Residents and Non-Residents

  • Colorado Waterfowl Stamp: $11.50
  • Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp): $31

Inclusive Fees

  • All fees include:
    • $0.25 Colorado Search & Rescue Fee.
    • $1.50 Wildlife Council Surcharge.

Notes

  • A habitat stamp is compulsory for hunters aged 18 through 64 and the prices are aligned for residents and non-residents.
  • The licensing structure supports a wide range of demographics including youth, seniors, veterans, and first responders, contributing to wildlife conservation efforts.

Colorado Habitat Stamp Requirement and Exemptions

Annual License Purchases with Habitat Stamp

  • A Habitat Stamp is applied automatically during the purchase of any annual license for individuals aged 18-64, when required by law.

Exemptions for Short-Term Licenses

  • Buyers of one-day or additional day licenses are not required to pay the Habitat Stamp fee for the first two licenses of these types acquired within a calendar year.
  • Upon purchasing a third one-day or additional day license, the Habitat Stamp fee will be applied.

Additional Resources and Disability Exemptions

  • For a comprehensive understanding of the Habitat Stamp program and its significance in conservation efforts, read more about the Habitat Sta​mp.
  • Individuals with disabilities might be exempt from the Habitat Stamp requirement. Refer to the provided disability information for eligibility and details.

Note

  • The Habitat Stamp plays a pivotal role in sustaining Colorado's natural habitats and is a critical component in licensing for conservation-minded activities.

Options for purchasing licenses and a Habitat Stamp

 

 

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