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Colorado hunting, fishing licenses good until March

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Colorado anglers and small game hunters accustomed to purchasing new fishing licenses each January have until March to get a new license this year, according to the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Starting in 2009, Colorado fishing and small game licenses do not expire until March 31.

Senior citizens will notice another change: Beginning in 2009, there is a $1 fee for an annual fishing license for Colorado residents over age 64. The license is free, but $1 will be collected to meet requirements that anyone who has a hunting or fishing license must pay a 25-cent Search and Rescue fee and a 75-cent surcharge to fund the wildlife Public Education Advisory Council.

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The base price for an annual fishing license for Colorado residents, ages 16 to 64, is $26. A small-game license is $21, and a combination fishing and small-game license is $41.

Anglers or hunters who still have a 2008 fishing or small-game license can continue to use it until the end of March.

The expiration date was changed to reflect the fact that many small-game seasons in Colorado start in the late fall of one year and continue until early spring of the next year, the DOW explained.

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