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2016-17 CPW licenses, permits and registrations now on sale

Manda Walters
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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 are 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 and 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.

Anglers should pick up a 2016 fishing brochure to check regulations to see what’s new. 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/Rules Regs/Brochure/fishing.pdf.

Mountain lion licenses for April 1 to 30 are available now to new 2016 hunters who meet hunter education requirements and to prior season hunters who did not harvest during the Nov. 16 to March 31 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. Read the brochure at http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/MountainLion.pdf and visit http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Mountain Lion.aspx for more information.

Spring turkey over-the-counter licenses are unlimited in number and available over​ the counter for the season beginning April 9. A resident license is $24. For residents younger than 18, a license is $14. Licenses can be purchased online, via telephone (1-800-244-5613), license agents​ and Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices​. For more information, view the spring over-the-counter turkey map at http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/turkey.pdf. Resources for turkey hunting are available at http://cpw.state.co.us/things todo/Pages/Turkey.aspx.

Hunting and angling license buyers between the ages of 18 to 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 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 to Dec. 31 each year and cannot be prorated. Completed registrations can be returned to: Colorado Parks and Wildlife-Registration Unit, 13787 S Highway 85, Littleton, CO 80125 or at any Colorado Parks and Wildlife location.

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/things todo/Pages/boat.aspx.

Now also is 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 Parks and Wildlife office or online at https://parks store.state.co.us. Daily passes also are available.

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