The 2008-2009 Colorado Quail hunting season is the time of year when quail hunters in Colorado can legally pursue and take Northern Bobwhite Quail, Gambel’s Quail and Scaled Quail in areas throughout the state of Colorado. These quail hunters must be aware of all the rules and regulations that are required to legally hunt quail in California and set in place by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources with approval from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. These two entities determine what is necessary to protect the future of this sport and its hunters by putting these rules and regulations into place. The rules and regulations that are put into place by these entities include the dates that the quail hunting season is open and the locations throughout the state where quail hunting is legal during these dates, the amount of quail that can be taken during this hunting season, the licenses that each hunter is required to possess and what weapons each hunter is allowed to use during this hunting season.
The dates of the 2008-2009 Colorado Quail hunting season are determined by the location of the hunting units throughout Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, “all units east of I-25 and north of I-70 from I-25 east to Byers and Highway 36 from Byers to the Kansas line” have open quail hunting season from November 8, 2008 through January 4, 2009. From November 8, 2008 through January 19, 2009, quail hunters can pursue quail, according to the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, “in all units east of I-25 and south of I-70 from I-25 to Byers and Highway 36 from Byers to the Kansas line.” Hunters who hunt the units west of I-25 have from November 8, 2008 to January 4, 2009 to pursue and take quail. During these dates, hunters may pursue these birds from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset and may take a daily bag limit of 8 birds and a possession limit of 24 birds.
Hunters wishing to participate in the 2008-2009 Colorado Quail hunting season must have the proper licenses. For residents of Colorado, this is a Colorado Small Game License, a Colorado Small Game 1-Day License, a Colorado Small Game Fishing and Hunting Combination License or a Colorado Life-time Small Game and Fishing License. For non-residents of Colorado, these licenses are also available. Hunters who were born after 1948 must also possess a hunter education program certificate of completion.
The weapons that can be used during this hunting season are 10 gauge or less shotguns that are only capable of holding 3 shotgun shells, hand-held bows or crossbows or falconry. Hunting dogs can also be used during the 2008-2009 Colorado Quail hunting season to pursue, bring to bay, flush, retrieve or point quail.
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