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Hunting is a Major Part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 10-Year Initiative

Hunting is a Major Part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 10-Year Initiative

For some reason, hunting isn’t quite as popular as it used to be in the United States. Back in the early 1980s, there were about 17 million people who hunted throughout the country. Today, that number has dropped down to about 11 million with more than 2 million hunters moving away from hunting between 2011 and 2016 alone. In an effort to reverse this trend, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has put together the Future Generations Act. They’re hoping it’ll breathe some life back into the hunting industry in the state and get more people to visit state parks over the next 10 years or so. Here are some of the goals of the initiative.

Increase the number of hunters in Colorado

Hunting in Colorado

One of the top goals of the Future Generations Act is to increase the total number of hunters that go out to hunt in Colorado every year. Colorado offers some of the best hunting in the entire country, and the state is hoping to capitalize on it by introducing the younger generation to hunting and hopefully getting them excited about it.

Improve big game populations and wildlife populations as a whole

One way that Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hoping to get young people excited about hunting in the state is by increasing the big game populations as well as the other wildlife populations in Colorado. They believe that, by doing this, they’ll be able to bring more people out to hunt and to enjoy the great outdoors in the state parks situated throughout Colorado.

Provide people with more access to public and private land

Another way that Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking to entice more young people to hunt and visit state parks is by expanding on how much access they must public and private land throughout the state. This would, in theory, get these young people interested in getting out there and exploring all Mother Nature has to offer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife also has its sights set on improving many of the parks and wildlife areas that have been neglected over time.

Samuelson Outfitters is, like Colorado Parks and Wildlife, working hard to show people all the amazing hunting opportunities Colorado has to offer. We can provide you with the best deer and elk hunting experience in the state. Call us at 970-726-8221 to schedule a guided hunt with us.

Deer Hunting Tips for Muzzleloaders

Deer Hunting Tips for Muzzleloaders

Hunting deer with a muzzleloader can be a challenging experience for even the most skilled hunters. Muzzleloaders require hunters to get closer to deer than they would have to otherwise in order to take them down. If you’re a novice when it comes to deer hunting with a muzzleloader, it’s a good idea for youContinue Reading

How Colorado is Responding to Changing Elk Populations

How Colorado is Responding to Changing Elk Populations

 In recent years, hunters in Southwest Colorado have seen a huge decline in the elk population. In 2015, there were almost 20,000 elk in the area. However, as of right now, there are fewer than 17,000 elk and it appears as though that number could continue to decrease if the Colorado Parks and Wildlife doesn’tContinue Reading

Why the Elk Meat in Your Freezer is So Valuable

Why the Elk Meat in Your Freezer is So Valuable

If all goes according to plan during an elk hunting adventure, you’ll have a freezer full of elk meat once it’s all over. This elk meat will last you a long time, and it’ll provide you with a whole host of benefits when you eat it on a regular basis. Learn about just how valuableContinue Reading

How a Centuries Old Land Deal Could Affect Colorado Hunters

How a Centuries Old Land Deal Could Affect Colorado Hunters

For almost a century and a half now, the federal government has owed a huge debt to the state of Colorado. When Colorado first became a state back in 1876, it was scheduled to receive about 4 million acres to set up shop. However, a Native American tribe called the Utes were still living onContinue Reading

Why Father and Son Hunts Are Memorable

Why Father and Son Hunts Are Memorable

When you get a bit older, you start to think about life more and more. You start remembering back to the days when you were younger, and certain moments appear in your memories, flooding your brain with good thoughts, sometimes even to the point where you tear up. Some boys aren’t that good at fishingContinue Reading

A Checklist for Elk Hunting Season

Getting ready for elk hunting season? There are a bunch of things you’re going to want to do to make sure you’re prepared when the season starts. Check out five things you should have on your elk hunting checklist below. Get yourself into good shape. Elk hunting can be very physically demanding. It’s not outContinue Reading

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

Elk hunting is one of the most challenging forms of hunting for a variety of reasons. From hiking for miles to track elk down to taking your best shot at one when you finally get it into your sights, there is nothing easy about bagging an elk. But you could argue that the most difficultContinue Reading

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Hunting for elk during rifle season is one of the most exciting things a hunter can do. Although elk are known for their robust physiques, it’s not always easy to track them down and give yourself a shot to bag one. Check out some tips that will increase your chances of filling your freezer withContinue Reading

An Overview of a Guided Hunt

An Overview of a Guided Hunt

Have you been hunting for pretty much your entire life? If so, you might not need to take advantage of a guided hunt, especially if you’re hunting in an area that you know like the back of your hand. However, if you’re going hunting in a place you’ve never been before or if you’re stillContinue Reading