Hunting License Fees

At Headwater Fly Shop, we are proud to be a licensed agent. Please stop in and let us help you get your Colorado Fishing and or Small Game License.




Small Game – 1 Day $11.00 $11.00
Small Game – Annual $21.00 $56.00
Small Game – Youth  $1.75 $1.75
Small Game – Additional Day $5.00 $5.00
Small Game & Fishing Combo – Annual $41.00 N/A
Big Game Over-the-Counter (on sale in Aug) Various Various
Big Game Leftover (n sale in Aug) Various Various
CO State Waterfowl Stamp $5.00 $5.00
Mountain Lion $41.00 $351.00
Federal Duck Stamp $15.00 $15.00
Turkey Over-the-Counter (Spring/Fall Seasons) Various Various
Turkey Over-the-Counter (Spring/Fall Seasons) Various Various

Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent Wildlife Council fee. A $10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).

What you need to buy a license

  1. Current and valid photo ID
  2. For residents, proof of residency
  3. Habitat Stamp
  4. A Social Security Number is required for new customers ages 16 and older (age 12 for a second-rod stamp)

Licenses are nontransferable. False statements made while buying a license render it void. Lost or destroyed licenses can be replaced by filling out an affidavit and paying a fee.

License Year

Annual licenses for the 2016 season went on sale mid-March. These licenses are valid April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017 and include small game hunting, fishing, combination fishing and small game hunting, and the Colorado waterfowl stamp.

Habitat Stamp Information

  1. Anyone 18-64 MUST purchase a stamp in order to buy or apply for a hunting or fishing license (including preference points).
  2. Stamps are $10 and are nonrefundable. Only one is required per person per year, valid April 1 – March 31. A lifetime stamp is $300.25.
  3. Exemptions: Anyone with a free lifetime fishing license, a veteran’s lifetime combination small-game hunting and fishing license, or those approved for the Big-Game Mobility Impaired Hunting Program are exempt. To learn more about those programs, please click here.
  4. For more information about the Habitat Stamp, please click here.

Small Game Walk-in Access

As of January 1, 2010, hunters no longer need a special permit to hunt on walk-in access lands. For more information on the Walk-in Access Program click here.

Helpful Resources

For more information about rules, regulations, guidelines, limits, where to fish and how to get started, please visit the following links.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife – Small Game Dates

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Walk-in Access Program

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Hunting Reservation System