Everybody benefits from hunting & fishing - Colorado Wildlife Council

Have you ever been curious about wildlife conservation in Colorado? Do you wonder how wildlife is managed? Well, you’ve come to the right place. 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 wildlife species across Colorado and the role hunting and fishing plays in wildlife conservation.


This is the Wild Life

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 worlds largest elk population


Number of jobs hunting and fishing support across Colorado


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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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Our team is at Boulder Creek Festival today from 10am-7pm and Monday from 10am-5pm. Stop by our booth to learn more about Colorado wildlife conservation and spin our trivia wheel. #ColoradoWildlifeCouncil #bouldercreekfest #bouldercreek ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a boreal toad 🐸 and they are one of only three other amphibian species that can survive such high elevations in Colorado. As an endangered species, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Denver Zoo have ongoing restoration projects in place to bring their population back to healthy levels. #CareForColorado #ColoradoWildlifeCouncil #wildlifeconservation Learn more here: cowildlifecouncil.org/wildlife/boreal-toad/ ... See MoreSee Less
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