Boating, fishing, OHV licenses, permits for ‘16-17 available

Colorado Parks and Wildlife licenses, permits and registrations for boating, fishing, hunting and off-highway-vehicle use are available for 2016-17 at license agents, Parks and Wildlife offices and online at

New fishing licenses for 2016 were required as of April 1 and are valid through March 31, 2017.

A resident annual fishing license costs $26. Youth 15 and under 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 under 18.

Mountain lion licenses for April 1-30 are available now to new 2016 hunters 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.

Licenses purchased in April are valid through March 31, 2017.

Spring turkey over-the-counter licenses are unlimited in number and are now available for the season. A resident license is $24 and residents under the at of 18 is $14. Licenses can be purchased online or via telephone (1-800-244-5613).

Hunting and angling license buyers between the ages of 18-64 also must buy a $10 annual Colorado Habitat Stamp.

Money collected from stamp purchases is used to preserve and protect wildlife habitat throughout the state.

Learn more at

OHV 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

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.

Any boat with a motor or sail, operated in Colorado on any public waters, must be registered with CPW. Boat registrations may be renewed online at Fees vary based on boat length. Registrations are effective Jan. 1 to 
Dec. 31 each year and cannot be prorated.


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