Colorado is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing and hunting. Now, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) wants to improve access to its 41 state parks for seniors and people with disabilities. For this reason, they’re offering discounts and new programs.
If you like to fish, CPW has discounts for Colorado seniors, limited-mobility visitors and veterans. They include:
- Senior Annual Pass — If you’re an angler over the age of 64, you qualify for the senior annual pass that costs just $8 a year.
- Lifetime Fishing Pass — If you’re an angler over the age of 64 and live at or below the poverty line, you qualify for a free lifetime fishing pass. If you have a total or permanent disability, you also qualify for this free lifetime pass.
- Lifetime Fishing and Small Game Hunting License — If you are a Purple Heart recipient or a veteran with a documented disability of at least 60 percent due to your service, you’re eligible for this special fishing and hunting lifetime license.
Accessible Spots for Anglers
After receiving your pass, check out all the accessible spots for fishing by using their online fishing atlas.
If you are a hunter with a physical disability, you can get a free big game license.
In addition, if you’re a hunter with a physical disability, you can apply for special passes that allow you to:
- Shoot from a vehicle
- Use a vehicle’s exterior to support your firearm
- Use an assistant to track and kill wounded game
If you have a total and permanent disability, you can apply for an annual Columbine Park Pass. This pass gives you discounted access to all the Colorado state parks.