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Wildlife Council

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Where does the money from Colorado hunting and fishing licenses go?  

Find out by checking out our new campaign on the Hug a Hunter and Hug​ an Angler website!

The Colorado Wildlife Council’s statewide education campaign, Hug a Hunter, strives to inform Coloradoans that sportsmen have an irreplaceable impact on the health of our state’s abundant wildlife and natural resources due to licensing fees from hunting and fishing. As a sportsman/woman, the Colorado Wildlife Council would like to thank you for your commitment and efforts to ensure that Colorado’s wildlife and natural resources continue to thrive for years to come.  

Wildlife Council’s Mission

Sportsmen take care of Colorado. Their activities have a direct i mpact on the health of our state’s abundant wildlife and natural resources. The Wildlife Council’s mission is to educate the general public about the benefits of wildlife, wildlife management, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities in Colorado, specifically hunting and fishing.  Learn more about the Wildlife Council .

Wildlife management happens because of hunting and fishing.

Colorado boasts one of the most diverse and abundant wildlife populations in North America, with an astonishing 960 wildlife species. However, it wasn’t always this way. Many of the state’s most cherished and iconic species thrive today only because of species conservation and wildlife reintroduction programs.  Learn more about Colorado Parks & Wildlife's conservation efforts .

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Visit the Donate and Support page, follow the instructions for Direct Donations, and specify "Wildlife Council" in your donation.​​​​

 Hug a Hunter/Angler


Coloradans are proud of the wildlife and natural beauty in Colorado. And we have hunters and anglers to thank for helping to support it. 

So if you love protecting Colorado and its natural beauty, go ahead and hug a hunter or angler.

 About the Wildlife Council


Learn more about the Wildlife Council​.​

Contact The Council

​Wildlife Council
c/o Jennifer Anderson
Staff Liaison
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216