The Greater Rio Grande County Area offers a large variety of small game hunting too. This is a fun family activity to help train children in gun handling, safety and encourage the enthusiasm for hunting sports. Even the most avid big game hunters enjoy the off season with small game hunting. Small game hunting includes various rabbits, fox and pine squirrels, beaver, coyote, pheasant, grouse, quail, doves, ducks, geese, turkey and more.

Download the Interactive Small Game Brochure

What You Need to Purchase a License

  1. Current and valid photo ID (Colorado identification must be issued at least 6 months prior to applying as a resident
  2. Proof of hunter education
  3. Habitat Stamp
  4. For residents, proof of residency
    (for more info on license requirements, see page 2 of the small game brochure)

Harvest Information Program

The Harvest Information Program is designed to give wildlife managers a better handle on the number of birds and small game that are taken each year in their states. Basic informational questions will be asked about hunting; including how many birds were taken the previous season and what species will be hunted this year.

If you intend to hunt small game (including migratory birds) in Colorado during the 2022/2023 season, you need a new Harvest Information Program number. Go to the HIP website or call 1-866-COLOHIP (265-6447) to begin the online registration process to obtain a new HIP number.

For More Information:

Colorado Department of Wildlife
Monte Vista Office
Phone: 719-587-6900
0722 South Road 1 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144

Information provided by the Colorado Department of Wildlife website.