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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding anglers anxious to start their season that fishing licenses for 2011 season are on sale now at license agents, Division of Wildlife offices, online and by phone. The license season begins April 1 and runs through March 31, 2012.

“Fishing in Colorado is a great pastime,” said Greg Gerlich, aquatic section manager with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. “From urban bass lakes to high mountain fly-fishing streams and for young and old alike, Colorado offers something for everyone.”

A Colorado fishing license is required for anyone 16 and older who fishes in Colorado. An annual fishing license is $26 for Colorado residents and $56 for nonresidents.

Seniors 64 and older who are residents of Colorado can purchase an annual fishing license for $1. The Division also offers five-day and one-day fishing licenses for anglers who are going on a shorter outing.

Anyone who purchases a Colorado fishing or hunting licenses must also purchase a Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp. The stamp is $10. Since state lawmakers approved the stamp in 2005, funds from the program have helped conserve more than 90,000 acres and opened more than 16 miles of new fishing access for anglers.

For more information about fishing opportunities in Colorado, visit wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/.

For information about Division of Wildlife, visit wildlife.state.co.us.


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