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.

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.

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


This Month's Council Meeting

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Not many people realize the vital role sportspeople play in conservation, wildlife management and economic development in Colorado. 🎣 Together, hunting and fishing bring in over $3.25 billion to Colorado every year, impacting conservation efforts in all 64 counties. #NationalHuntingAndFishingDay #ColoradoWildlifeCouncil #conservation Learn more at cowildlifecouncil.org ... See MoreSee Less
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For the second year in a row, the Colorado Wildlife Council partnered with the Colorado Rockies ahead of #NationalHuntingAndFishingDay to help educate fans about the benefits of hunting and fishing throughout Colorado. The first 15,000 attendees received tote bags featuring the mural created by local artist, AJ Davis (Project Street Gold) and council member, Don Anderson threw the first pitch. ⚾ #ColoradoWildlifeCouncil #coloradorockies ... See MoreSee Less
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