Why Hunting in Colorado Matters

Let’s all hug a hunter!

The Colorado Wildlife Council rolled out a marketing program in late 2017, for the purpose of bringing awareness to the importance that hunting and fishing bring to our great state of Colorado.

Colorado sees a $6.1 billion boost to our economy from hunting and angling, much of which goes to small towns like; Meeker, Gunnison, Salida, Kiowa, San Luis and many more.

Hunters are also responsible for environmental conservation and animal protection. Hunters (and anglers) fund more than 70 percent of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s wildlife management programs which has gone on to help protect and sustain Big Horn Sheep, the Shiras Moose, Lynx and many more species. Hunting and fishing license fees have also gone on to help keep Colorado beautiful– recycling and cleanup programs as well habitat restoration projects– have all been funded by these funds.

Long story short, hunting and hunters have an immeasurable impact to Colorado’s benefit. So, get out and go hug a hunter!