Colorado is home to a large and diverse wildlife population, and as contradictory as it may sound, it’s all because of hunting in Colorado. Did you know when you buy a Colorado hunting license or a Colorado fishing license you are supporting Colorado’s wildlife management efforts? Colorado Parks and Wildlife does not receive general tax dollars to fund it’s wildlife programs, and therefore these projects are paid for mostly by sportsmen. When you buy a Colorado hunting license you help support wildlife management efforts for all of Colorado’s wildlife, including threatened and endangered species programs, wildlife reintroductions, and habitat conservation. In the early 1900s, only 40,000 elk remained in all of North America! Luckily, the conservation programs, funded by sportsmen, Colorado’s Elk population has exploded to more than 264,000 animals. This is one of the things that has made Elk hunting in Colorado possible. As a Colorado Hunting Guide, we notice these efforts and if you enjoy hunting in Colorado, you should be aware of how important these wildlife conservation programs are. Elk is not the only species who have benefited from these programs, and Colorado is lucky to be benefiting from them. If you’re ready to try hunting in Colorado, we would love to be your Colorado Hunting Guide.