It’s recreation license season
DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife licenses, permits and registrations for boating, fishing, hunting and off-highway vehicle use are available now for 2016-’17 at license agents, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and online at http://cpw.state.co.us/.
Anglers are reminded that they must purchase a 2016 fishing license, which is valid through March 31, 2017. A resident annual fishing license costs $26. Youth 15 and younger are not required to purchase an annual license; however, if they plan to fish with a second line, they must buy a second-rod stamp for $5. Resident senior annual licenses for those 64 or older cost $1.
A resident combination fishing-small game license is available for $41. A resident small-game license costs $21 and $1.75 for those younger than 18 years.
Anglers should pick up an up-to-date fishing brochure to check regulations. You must know the regulations for the waters you are fishing. Brochures are available at license agents, any Colorado Parks and Wildlife office and online at http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/fishing.pdf.
Hunting tags and licenses
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Mountain lion licenses for April 1 through April 30 are available now to hunters new this year who meet hunter education requirements and also to prior-season hunters who did not harvest during the Nov. 16, 2015 to March 31, 2016 season. However, all interested hunters must purchase a new $41 license for the April time period. Licenses purchased in April are valid through March 31, 2017. Visit http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/MountainLion.pdf for the brochure and visit http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/MountainLion.aspx for more information.
Spring turkey over-the-counter licenses are unlimited in number and available for the season beginning today. A resident license is $24 and residents under the age of 18 pay $14. Licenses can be purchased online, via telephone by calling 1-800-244-5613, license agents and Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices.
For more information, view the spring turkey map. Go to http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/turkey.pdf for details. Resources for turkey hunting are available at http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Turkey.aspx.
Hunting and fishing license buyers between the ages of 18 and 64 years also must buy a $10 annual Colorado Habitat Stamp. Learn more at http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/HabitatStamp.aspx.
Off-highway vehicle registrations are valid from April 1 through March 31 each year. The annual off-highway vehicle registration fee is $25.25. Registrations may be renewed online at https://ivrs.parks.state.co.us/.
The flat, administrative transaction fee cannot be prorated for a partial year’s registration, and will not be subject to refund if the vehicle is sold or stolen. Learn more at http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/ RegistrationsOHV.aspx.
Any boat with a motor or sail, operated in Colorado on any public waters, must be registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Boat registrations may be renewed online at https://ivrs.parks.state.co.us/. New boats may be registered by completing this form. Fees vary based on boat length. Registrations are effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 each year and cannot be prorated.
Return forms to: Colorado Parks and Wildlife-Registration Unit, 13787 S Highway 85, Littleton, CO 80125 or stop in at any department office. Mandatory boat inspections and decontaminations occur at 52 locations around the state.
Information about the state’s extensive boat inspection program can be found online at http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/BoatInspection. aspx. Resources for boaters can be viewed at http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/boat.aspx.
Now is also a good time to buy a Colorado State Parks pass. A pass, good for entry at 42 state parks, costs $70 and is good for one year from the month of purchase. Buy a pass at a Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or online at https://parksstore.state.co.us. Daily passes are also available.