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Colorado Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – 
January 31, 2017

Colorado Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$21
1-Day $11

Non-Resident License Fees:
$56
1-Day $11 

Special Permits:
Prairie Chicken Permit $5

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Colorado Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

East of I-25: November 12 – January 31, 2017

West of I-25: November 12 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Colorado Bobwhite Quail Season

November 12 – January 1, 2017 or November 12 – January 31, 2017 depending on area

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Scaled Quail

Colorado Scaled Quail Season

November 12 – January 1, 2017 or November 12 – January 31, 2017 depending on area

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Gambel's Quail

Colorado Gambel’s Quail Season

November 12 – January 1, 2017 or November 12 – January 31, 2017 depending on area

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Blue Grouse

Colorado Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – November 20, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

*west of I-25 only

Sharptail Grouse

Colorado Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 1 – September 18, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

*in specific areas
*Columbian Sharp-Tailed subspecies

Sage Grouse

Colorado Sage Grouse Season

September 10 – September 11, 2016 or September 10 – September 16, 2016 depending on area

Limits: 2 per day, 2-4 possession dependin on area

*Gunnison sub-species closed

Chukar

Colorado Chukar Season

September 1 – November 30, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

Colorado White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

September 10 – October 2, 2016 or September 10 – November 20, 2016 depending on area

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Prairie Chicken

Colorado Prairie Chicken Season

October 1 – January 1, 2017 

Limits: 2 per season 

*in select areas only

 
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