Everybody benefits from hunting & fishing - Colorado Wildlife Council

Colorado’s wildlife and landscapes are held in balance by conservation work, which is funded primarily with hunting and fishing license fees.

That includes research to study how wildlife populations are changing, the management of overpopulated and endangered species, restoration of vital wildlife habitat, and specific operations like fish hatcheries. These and other conservation programs help keep Colorado wild and beautiful. Explore our site to learn more about the amazing 960 plus wildlife species across Colorado and the role hunting and fishing plays in wildlife conservation.

How Hunting and Fishing Impact Colorado

The number of wildlife species in Colorado


Acres protected by the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program since 2006


Hatcheries in Colorado work with biologists to supply lakes and streams with fish each year

Colorado has the world’s largest elk population


Number of jobs hunting and fishing support across Colorado


Get Out in the Field

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side. Take an expedition into the field to meet the people who help keep Colorado’s wildlife wild. From real hunters to the team of biologists and wildlife managers who carefully study animals and protect habitats, these new videos will help you go deeper than ever before. Get to know the team of experts involved in wildlife conservation. They love what they do, and it shows. Check them out below.

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Did you know that Colorado Parks and Wildlife does not receive general tax dollars to fund wildlife conservation programs? The majority of these efforts are paid for by hunters and anglers, through the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and habitat stamps. Learn more at cowildlifecouncil.org/benefits/📷: Ty Newcomb #ColoradoWildlifeCouncil #Colorado #wildlife ... See MoreSee Less
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"Living in Colorado is a gift. The beauty of the wilderness and wildlife is a magical experience. And I’m grateful my kids get to grow up here." - Black Adventure Mom What is your favorite part about living in Colorado? Leave a comment below! #ColoradoWildlifeCouncil #Colorado #Wildlife ... See MoreSee Less
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