Hunting Numbers Down

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

While the Western Slope may be a hot spot for Big Game Hunting,
numbers throughout the U.S. show a sharp decline.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service show that the number of hunter's has declined by 10 percent in the past ten years. This averages out to about 400,000 hunters. Some state hunting services depend on licensing fees for funding, such as agencies like the Colorado Division of Wildlife have had to increase license costs to compensate for the lack of hunters.

Luckily Colorado is a main destination for hunting and with Out-of- State licenses running about $500 the DOW isn't too worried. In fact sometimes we have too many hunters and not enough game.


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