Fun For The Whole Family
Please Be Advised: Program events occur in the Colorado Springs area. Participants are required to commit to attending events March-January.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages participants to live an active lifestyle that promotes the conservation of Colorado’s resources. The Rookie Sportsperson Program (RSP) is managed out of the Southeast Region and offers opportunities for individuals and/or families with limited outdoor experience to try their hand at hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. The goal of the program is to recruit and encourage novices to participate in these experiences. Priority is given to applicants who are new to hunting and whose family/friends are also new to hunting.
The program connects participants to a mentor who will guide them through a year-long safe, ethical and educational experience. The program also creates a social support network for participants as they continue on their journey. A few of the Rookie Sportsperson Program events and classes include hunting, firearm safety, fishing, navigation, camping, archery and more. In addition, the program gives participants the opportunity to take part in mentored hunts for turkey, dove, and big game.
Reasons To Join
Learn to hunt and fish with Colorado Wildlife Officers
Actively participate in the conservation and preservation of Colorado’s natural resources
Know where your food comes from and how to prepare it yourself
Provide natural organic meat for your family
Connect with nature
Quality family time without electronic distractions
Experience the outdoors as a participant in nature
The Hunter Outreach Program does not focus on the harvest, but rather the education of the novice hunter in the field.
The Rookie Sportsperson Program is currently accepting applications for the 2024 class!
Applications are due January 19, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.
If you have specific questions or to request more information on the Rookie Sportsperson Program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.