Colorado wildlife needs a place to thrive. That’s what State Wildlife Areas are for. They exist to help conserve vital habitat for animals. Colorado’s State Wildlife Areas (SWA) are acquired using the money from hunter and angler licenses.
Fall is the start of multiple hunting seasons — deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, bighorn sheep, various birds, and more. So it’s a good time for me to discuss why people hunt and how Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and biologists use hunting to manage wildlife herds.