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Don’t toss those 2008 Colorado hunting and fishing licenses just yet

Sky-Hi Daily News staff
Grand County, Colorado

Colorado anglers and hunters needn’t run out on Jan. 1 to buy new licenses and habitat stamps for 2009.

That’s because 2008 licenses and stamps are good through March 31, 2009, as the Colorado Division of Wildlife changes its licensing structure from a calendar year to an April 1 renewal date.

“Annual licenses will no longer expire on January 1,” said Henrietta Turner, DOW licensing manager. “We’ve changed the calendar-based system to a season-year format, so licenses coincide better with our small game seasons.”

Beginning April 1, 2009, all annual licenses including fishing, senior fishing, small game, furbearer, combination fishing and hunting, Colorado waterfowl stamps, habitat stamps and walk-in access permits will be valid April 1 through March 31 of the following year, according the DOW’s Web site.

All licenses purchased in 2008 will remain valid through March 31, 2009.

Anglers can continue using the 2008 Colorado Fishing Regulations through March 2009. The 2009 brochure will be available mid-to-late March at all DOW offices and license agents . It will be valid until March 31, 2010, coinciding with the new license structure, the Web site says.

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All 2009 annual fishing, small game, furbearer and combination licenses are available for purchase now. Those 2009 licenses will remain valid through March 31, 2010.

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