Fishing licenses for the 2020 season became available Saturday, Feb. 29, as did applications for big-game hunting, marking the start of a busy but prosperous time of year for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This fishing and hunting season brings some important changes to keep in mind, from an expanded bear season to a new, secondary draw system for big-game licenses.
Money generated from fishing and hunting activities continues to be a major source of income for wildlife management, recreation infrastructure and conservation efforts in Colorado, CPW officials said in a news release on Friday, Feb. 28. License fees have increased slightly, by 1.3% in most cases, due to the Future Generations Act, which allows CPW to adjust pricing to meet demands of increased management costs and recreation popularity across the state.
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