| Relocation Facts
| Application Forms
In Colorado, it is lawful to capture, transport, and relocate black-tailed prairie dogs from one site to another suitable site, with and only with, a permit from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). It is also lawful, in Colorado, to capture, transport, and deliver prairie dogs to facilities that support the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) national black-footed ferret recovery program, or a licensed raptor rehabilitation program. Each of these activities requires a specific and separate permit from CPW. The permit required for live relocation is referred to as "wild to wild;" the permit for capturing and donating prairie dogs to the black-footed ferret program is called: "wild to black-footed ferret recovery program (bffrp);" and the third permit is called the "wild to raptor rehabilitation."
The permit application forms required for these activities are available on the Form Download Page. Be sure to select the appropriate files. The Special Conditions of these permits are extensive, and should be read and considered prior to applying for a permit.
Frequently asked questions, along with brief answers, can be found on the FAQ page. Statutes and regulations that form the framework for these application processes can be viewed on the below. Please note that these applications are for prairie dogs only, and do not apply to any other species.