Hunters to draw bead on local DOW office
Post Independent Staff Writer
GLENWOOD SPRINGS- Hunters are expected to storm the Colorado Division of Wildlife office in Glenwood Springs next Tuesday.
The annual leftover hunting license sale is Tuesday. The sale draws big crowds of hunters each year, all hoping for licenses that were not claimed in the April license drawing.
Last year 600 people attended the leftover day sale, said Cruz Latil, the office manager for the Glenwood Springs Colorado Division of Wildlife service center. The minimum wait for a license was about two hours last year.
Latil said she expects the same number of people at this year’s sale.
“We encourage people to get here early,” said Latil. But she added, “We do not encourage people to stay overnight.”
The DOW wants to make sure the sale goes smoothly.
“We’re tying to get them (customers) in and out as soon as possible,” said Latil.
If hunters’ addresses or phone numbers have changed since their last license, they should update the information with the DOW before the sale so they are not delayed in line on Tuesday, said Latil.
The DOW also requires that hunters wishing to buy licenses bring a driver’s license and hunter education card if they were born on or after Jan. 1, 1949.
Colorado resident hunters must also be able to prove residency, said Latil. If hunters have had their driver’s license issued within the last six months they may be required to show a Colorado vehicle registration or income tax form, she said.
Hunters may only buy four licenses at a time. Each of the licenses purchased must be purchased for a different hunter.
Licenses for people other than the purchaser will be sold only with a readable copy of the recipient’s driver’s license, hunter education card, and Social Security number.
Licenses will be available for antelope, bear, deer and elk, for the archery, muzzle-loading, and for rifle seasons, said Latil.
Given the long lines, Cruz advised hunters to dress for the weather and be prepared to wait in a long line.
“We provide the Porta-Potty; they need to bring their own water,” she said.
For more information check http://wildlife.state.co.us/hunt/.
Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. 535
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