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Take a Friend Hunting
Take a Friend Hunting
Pheasant Hunt, man and woman in hunter orange examine shotgun

Take a Friend Hunting for a shot at great prizes

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, along with our hunting partners, is encouraging hunters to take a friend into the field. As a reward for taking time to teach a new hunter, CPW has created a contest for mentors who pass on their knowledge. Take a novice hunter out and be entered to win some great prizes by submitting a photograph and brief story about your experience. Submissions will be judged by their ability to inspire.

To be eligible to enter:

  • Mentor and mentee must be at least 18 years of age at the time they submit an entry.
  • Contest participants must follow all applicable Colorado hunting regulations.
  • Mentor must have hunted three years between 2016 - 2020.
  • Mentee hasn’t hunted since 2016 or only hunted in 2020.
  • Mentor must work with mentee on at least three occasions (shown below) in Colorado, one of which must be a hunt.
    • Scouting/navigation skills, purchasing hunting gear
    • Sight in/shooting/handling with firearm/bow
    • Processing, preserving, cooking wild game
    • Take Hunting 
    • Other


  • Binoculars
  • Butcher Lite- 8 piece butcher set
  • Game Processor Kit - 12 piece butcher set
  • Game Shears
  • Gift Cards
  • Hunting Backpacks
  • Rifle Cases
  • Waterfowl bags
More prizes coming, so please check back to see more details and an updated list of prizes!

See the official rules​.