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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
​​​​​​​​​A Hunter Outreach Mentor teaches about hunting elk.
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​Hunting Outreach Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions are listed below. If you do not find the answers you need, please email us at hunteroutreach@state.co.us​​ for additional help. 


Question: When do the applications open for your hunts?
Our turkey applications open in January. Our big game applications will be open in April.

Question:How do I apply to be a volunteer for the Hunter Outreach Program?
Please visit our Huntsmen & Huntmasters (Become a Hunting Mentor) page for details and upcoming training schedule. 

Question: I’ve previously participated in the Hunter Outreach Program, am I eligible to apply again?
If you have participated in a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Outreach Program for a specific species, you are NOT eligible to apply for that same species BUT you may apply for additional youth hunting opportunities. 

Question: I’ve applied every year and never get selected. What’s the deal?
All applicants, including youth and families with hunting experience will be considered for program participation; however, priority will be given to novice participants that meet eligibility requirements. 

Question: I applied two months ago, how come I still haven’t heard anything?
We will NOT contact hunters who were not selected. We may be able to offer additional hunt opportunities later in the year as we receive declined hunts or cancellations. 

Question: Where can I go to hunt?
Hunter Outreach Program doesn’t provide assistance in finding your next hunting location. For hunt planning help please contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunt Planner at (303) 291-PLAN (7526).

Question: I have an apprentice hunter certificate, can I apply for your programs?
No, we do not accept apprentice hunter certificate. To be eligible for our programs, applicants MUST have completed a Hunter Education Course. To learn more about class schedules and types of courses offered, please visit the Hunter Education page.

Question: I’m an adult and I don’t see any outreach programs for us novice adult hunters.
We’re currently working on expanding our outreach efforts to include adults. Our Novice Hunter Program offers pheasant hunting opportunities for adults of all ages. 

Question: I have a formal complaint against a volunteer and/or the program. Who do I contact to voice my complaints and concerns?
Any issues you encountered during your hunt should go to the Statewide Hunter Outreach Coordinator at hunteroutreach@state.co.us​.​

Question: I am unable to go through a hunt I was selected for. What do I do?
Please contact your Huntmaster that you’ve been coordinating with as soon as possible. If the cancellation notice is given in a timely manner, we are able to fill in the vacant spot with another hunter who was not selected previously. 

Question: I have a suggestion to improve the Hunter Outreach Program. Who do I call?
You can email the Hunter Outreach assistant at hunteroutreach@state.co.us​​. Thank you for helping us improve the program for future generation of hunters. 

Question: I didn’t harvest anything, your program sucks!
The Hunter Outreach program does not focus on the harvest, but upon the education of the novice hunter in the field.

Question: I am part of an organization that specializes in outreach efforts for youths, how do I get licenses for a hunt I am planning?
Thank you for your interest in the Hunter Outreach Program to expand your organizations’ outreach efforts. For more information and application process please visit our Organizations Get Involved​ page. 

Question: I can’t find the answer I am looking for. Who can I contact with my questions?
You can email us at hunteroutreach@state.co.us​ with​ any questions not answered in this page. ​​​​​​​​