Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes, effective April 6, are intended to encourage people to get active in the outdoors and interested in hunting.
Hunter education test-out options are available for U.S. military and individuals 50 years of age or older. The $24.50 test-out option ensures proficiency by providing a one-time, 30-minute online test allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge of hunter safety. Participants must pass with a score of 90 percent or better. For more information visit cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HE-Test-Out.aspx.
The other new option is the apprentice license. The apprentice license waives the hunter education requirement for one year, April 1-March 31. It is available once per lifetime, to applicants 10-years of age or older, or 12 years of age or older for big game hunting. For more information visit cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HE-Apprentice-License.aspx.