Colorado hunting by the numbers: What’s being killed, how much money is made, and more
Credit: By Seth Boster, The Gazette Via The Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS — With help from folks at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Gazette sifted through several records and reports to better understand the state’s world of hunting. It’s shrinking, by the way.
The nation had 11.5 million hunters in 2016, down 2.2 million from 2011 and down about 6 million since the early 1980s, reports the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.
Colorado, even while boasting some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and big game, is part of that national trend. Follow the numbers, based on CPW’s latest data, from the 2016-17 fiscal year:
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