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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.

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

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

How to Improve Your Success Rate When Archery Hunting

How to Improve Your Success Rate When Archery Hunting

Deer and elk hunting in Colorado can be immensely challenging and exciting in and of itself. Nonetheless, you can make it even more exhilarating by bowhunting when you do it. In order to achieve success, though, you’re going to need to figure out how to improve your archery skills ahead of your hunt. Here areContinue Reading

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about how the marijuana industry has provided Colorado’s economy with a big boost. It has reportedly helped the state rake in about $6 billion so far. But it’s not the only industry that is helping Colorado’s economy to grow. Big game hunting is also havingContinue Reading

What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

Do you feel confident in your ability to hunt for elk without a hunting guide by your side? If so, you might want to consider taking a drop-camp hunting trip. They’re starting to become popular with those who want to hunt for elk without a hunting guide but don’t want to go through the hassleContinue Reading

How to Prepare for the Altitude of a Colorado Hunting Trip

How to Prepare for the Altitude of a Colorado Hunting Trip

When you’re preparing to take a Colorado hunting trip, you’ll probably spend a lot of time getting your hunting gear together and mapping out what each of your days is going to look like. But it’s important to remember that you should also prepare for the altitude that you’re going to subject your body toContinue Reading

Why Colorado is an Ideal Destination for Big Game Hunting

Why Colorado is an Ideal Destination for Big Game Hunting

A slogan like “Come To Colorado” should be used to tell more people about this great state! Then again, the more people that move here, the less wilderness there will be… and Colorado’s rich wilderness is one of the things that make it an ideal destination for big game hunting. Open Space The Dixie ChicksContinue Reading

How You Can Use Your Hunting Skills to Become a Better Fisherman

How You Can Use Your Hunting Skills to Become a Better Fisherman

Here’s a radical idea: what if you used your hunting skills to… hunt fish? This is a mindset, so see if it makes sense to you and if it does, then use it. Fishing is a form of hunting, isn’t it? Sure, most people don’t think of it that way, but you’re not most people.Continue Reading

Life Lessons Taught by Hunting

Life Lessons Taught by Hunting

Hunting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. There are about 17 million people who go hunting at least once every year. In addition, those who hunt usually bring back more than just a deer or another trophy they were on the prowl for. They also bring back valuable life lessonsContinue Reading