Date: 4/2/21 8:56 am From: Tony Kay <anthonyrkay...> Subject: RE: [cobirds] State wildlife areas require social security #--what can we do?
Just an FYI a Senior fishing license(65+) plus Habitat stamp will cost you $10.07 for an annual license, a regular license costs $36.08.
The only information required is date of residency and drivers license number, you will then need to provide an address and email. After the initial purchase you will be assigned a CID number which you will use when making future purchases.
From: <cobirds...> [mailto:<cobirds...>] On Behalf Of Jared Hamby
Sent: Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:34 PM
To: Diana Beatty
Cc: Sharon Kermiet; COBIRDS
Subject: Re: [cobirds] State wildlife areas require social security #--what can we do?
My plan was just to buy the annual. Hopefully, that works.
Jared, if not, you could get a fishing license instead at a Walmart, etc., and be good to go for accessing SWAs. One caveat - the one-day fishing passes technically don't work for access to SWAs, I believe, so you'd have to buy an annual. You can check the Colorado Department of Wildlife website to see if it is possible to order them online in advance of your trip.
On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 2:28 PM Jared Hamby <r.jaredhamby...> wrote:
I'm visiting from out of state may 4 through 9 for a birding trip. Does it seem like I will be able to but this new wildlife pass?
Right now, yes. It sounds like the new swa pass will be priced similarly to the cost of fishing license/habitat stamp, at least for those not eligible for the senior discount.
On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 2:24 PM Sharon Kermiet <coral96...> wrote:
Is a fishing license the cheapest alternative for birders?
On 4/1/21 2:10 PM, Amy C wrote:
The new pass won't be available until May 1, so no way to test it out yet. When I just stepped through the process to create an account to buy a fishing license on CPW's website, I was not asked for a social security number, just a drivers license or state id number, so it looks like this requirement was removed.
On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 1:25 PM R Carol Cushman <r.cushman...> wrote:
I would be happy to pay for access to the SWAs, but I do balk at giving them my social security #, thereby risking identity theft. Several years ago when I objected, the bureaucrat I talked to insisted they needed it to track down dead-beat dads who refused to pay child support. ????? Last month, I tried again to get the pass and was told the department needed my social security # to keep track of wildlife. Again??????
I wrote to Governor Polis almost a month ago asking if there were any way that an ordinary citizen of Colorado could pay to visit a state wildlife area without giving out a social security number. I have received no answer. Have any of you had any luck in buying the new pass without revealing private information?
Thanks, Carol Cushman, Boulder County