Resident anglers will purchase their fishing licenses the same way they always have and receive a printed physical license, but now they will also have the option to display it within the myColorado app.
For fishing and small game licenses a temporary authorization number (TAN) may be substituted for the license(s) purchased for 45 days from the date of purchase. Please print or write down (must be legible) the TAN and carry it with you while hunting or fishing until you receive your license. If the license OR all of the licenses you purchase in this transaction expire in less than 14 days, you will NOT receive anything in the mail. Use your printed email receipt while using your short-term license(s) or permit(s).
Colorado fishing licenses go on sale March 1 and are valid from March 1 through March 31 of each year. Combination fishing and hunting licenses are also available. All anglers age 16 and older must have a license.
A $10.59 Habitat Stamp is also required for both residents and nonresidents with the purchase of the first fishing license of the season for any anglers from 18 to 64 years old. Disabled people do not need a Habitat Stamp.
Permanently disabled Colorado residents can apply for a free lifetime fishing license. Military veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 60% of more can obtain a lifetime combination small game and fishing license. First responders with a permanent occupational disability can qualify for a combination small game and fishing license through the First Responders Program.
Colorado also requires anglers to purchase a Habitat Stamp for $10.59 once per season with any hunting or fishing license. This money goes toward a program that helps protect fish and wildlife habitats across the state.
Signing up for a fishing license in Colorado is an extremely easy process! Application is open to both visitors of Colorado and residents. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife department only requires you to complete the following steps:
Annual combination fishing and small game and senior annual licenses are only available to Colorado residents, while only non-residents are eligible for five day licenses. For full pricing information, check our convenient chart below!
This section provides you with different links on the requirements and steps needed in applying for a fishing license. Also, you may want to read up on the various guidelines about fishing in the region. Securing a license can easily be done through the Colorado Game and Fish Department website or you may also opt to buy one personally from accredited resellers such as tackle shop or a local athletic store.
Once you have your fishing license, your next move should be to familiarize yourself with the local laws on fishing in Colorado. A number of protocols and regulations are to be followed in order to safeguard the population of marine life in the area. Keep an eye out for updates before leaving for your trip.
With all these beauties, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (CPW), the state agency mandated to protect the biodiversity, sustainability, and beauty of wildlife -- including fish -- in Colorado, requires anglers to purchase a fishing license first. The funds collected from the sales of fishing licenses go directly to the organization. They are used to maintain hatcheries and stocking programs, studies for conservation and disease prevention, as well as programs, to encourage more women and children to take up the sport.
Colorado is one of the few states that have an open fishing season. This means that for a particular duration, anyone can fish in public waters all across the state without the need for a license. In CO, the first full weekend in June is a free weekend when anybody can fish without a fishing license.
As earlier mentioned, the cost of a fishing license in Colorado is contingent on whether you are a resident or non-resident. On top of the permit and with some exceptions, anglers are also required to buy a $10 Habitat Stamp along with their fishing license before they are allowed to fish in the state. Here is a summary of the cost of the different licenses and fees that are needed to be secured before anglers are permitted to fish in Colorado:
Anglers who are using two rods when fishing are also required to secure a 2nd Rod Stamp. The 2nd Rod Stamp can be bought for $10.75. All licensed residents, licensed non-residents, and youth under 16 years, licensed or unlicensed, are eligible to purchase the said stamp.
The most straightforward way to purchase a CO fishing license is to get it from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission offices. There are three ways to do that. The first one is to visit their official website by following this link ( ) and purchase a license online. You can also call their toll-free number at 1-800-244-5613 to make an order, and their sales associate will assist you. And of course, you can always visit their offices in person and directly buy from them. If you order your license online or by phone, your license should arrive by mail within 14 days. If it is necessary for you to get into the water before your license comes, you can use your TAM as a substitute until your license is sent to you.
You may also opt to purchase your CO fishing licenses from one of the many license agents such as sporting goods stores or fly fishing shops throughout the state to pick up the necessary license in person. There are hundreds of official vendors all across the state, including tackle stores, hardware stores, and Walmart.
In the unfortunate event that your license was stolen or lost, you can contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission offices or in the store where you bought it and explain to them what happened. You should be eligible to get a reprint. You may also submit an affidavit of lost that details how you lost your license and head to your local license retailer to get it replaced. The cost of the replacement license also varies depending on the type of license that was lost.
A sport fishing license is required for any person attempting to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians, or reptiles in inland or ocean waters. Additional validations and report cards are required for certain species and areas.
Report cards are required for any person fishing for steelhead, sturgeon, abalone, spiny lobster, or salmon (salmon in the Klamath, Trinity and Smith Rivers only). Every person fishing for these species must have an appropriate report card, including any person who is not required to have a sport fishing license, such as a child who is under 16 years of age, a person who is fishing from a public pier, and any person who is fishing on a free fishing day.
Q: I am currently enrolled in Auto-Renewal and expect to receive my new sport fishing license for the upcoming year sometime in November 2022. How will the new 365-day sport fishing license affect me
An annual 2021 license is valid from March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. CPW provides a range of options for anglers including both the annual fishing license and one-day fishing licenses as well as educational opportunities for those new to angling.
So anyone 18 or older visiting the roughly 600 properties across Colorado will need to have a hunting and fishing license, beginning July 1. A fishing license costs $35 for residents and $97 for non-residents, and all licenses, except one-day fishing and hunting permits, require a $10 habitat stamp. The state parks pass is not valid for access to these properties.
A combo hunt & fish license allows for fishing statewide, including Community Fishing waters, and hunting of small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag is required for the take of big game animals, and a valid stamp is required for migratory birds. Resident: $57. Non-resident: $160.
The short-term combo hunt & fish license allows for fishing statewide, including Community Fishing waters, and hunting of small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag is required for the take of big game animals, and a valid stamp is required for migratory birds. A valid tag is required for the take of big game animals, and a valid stamp is required for migratory birds. Not valid when applying for the draw. Resident: $15/ day. Non-resident: $20/ day.
In order to possess, process or handle wildlife in Arizona outside of hunting and fishing seasons, you generally need a special license. This page should help you determine what type of license you might need, the forms you need to complete, the fees and the process to seek the license.
Hunting and fishing licenses are available for purchase online, at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices, and at license dealers statewide. All licenses are valid 365 days from the date of purchase. Arizona migratory bird stamps and federal duck stamps are valid from July 1 through June 30 of each year.
Nonresidents of Arizona may use this form to order hunting and fishing licenses, special use stamps, non-permit hunt tags, regulations and books through the mail. This form must be submitted separately to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The form cannot be submitted with hunt-permit tag applications. Non resident license mail order form
Individuals must meet criteria to qualify for a free license that includes combination hunting, fishing and community fishing privileges. These licenses are only available through Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.
Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts who have reached the highest level in their organization, and up to and through the calendar year of their 20th birthday, can now get a reduced fee Honorary Scout combination hunting and fishing license (Class F) . Recipients of the Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of Scouts of America and Girl Scouts who have achieved the Gold Award are eligible for this reduced fee license. 59ce067264