For 2005, Now through Dec 31. Then you need a new license for Jan 1st through March 31st. Then you need to buy another one for the november season. After that the tag will be Nov - Mar.
From the DOW website
"New Season Structure: Beginning in November 2006, the lion hunting
season will run from November through March. This brochure covers lion
hunting harvest limit quotas from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2006. See
“Lion Hunting Season Dates.” "
After you get a tag they say you need to call 888-940-LION to make sure that the GMU you want to hunt is not closed. Don't forget that !/2 of GMU 62 and 1/2 or GMU 61 are closed to lion hunting. 66 & 67 are pretty close to those 2 units.
Best of luck. I'm also trying this year for the 1st time. I have a lead on some dogs but I'm sure that I'll be tracking on foot and calling then most of the time.
My in-laws bought a house in Pagosa Springs and I'm thinking of going there for a week and hunting around there. I'm also trying around Red Feather and one of my employees has some land he can hunt down by Walsenburg.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...