Immediate Action Requested


March 1st, 2021

Well the attack is on again,

The Humane Society of the United States has once again submitted a Citizen’s Petition to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to Ban the Use of Cage Traps in Colorado.

This is a call to Action.

For 3 years in a row now they have attempted to impose their will on the Wildlife Management Community. We have been successful the last 2 years in defeating this assault and we are asking for your Support in kicking them back to their corner.

The virtual landscape creates a difficult situation for our community. While virtual testimony will likely be significantly limited an email campaign to the Commission is imperative.

By March 16th please send an email to the Commissioners of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and ask them to oppose this frivolous and nefarious petition. Tell them that the Professionals of Colorado Parks & Wildlife should continue to manage our Wildlife in the State of Colorado and not let an agenda driven Animal Rights Group take the tone and narrative that continually attacks the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

Attached are the Cover Letter and the Petition that HSUS has filed along with all of the Commission email addresses.

Please be brief, concise, professional and explain to them why they should not allow this to happen.

Whether you bow hunt, big game hunt, bird hunt, predator hunt, or are an avid angler standing together is a necessary means of victory and sustainability. We must unite against the enemy.

Dan Prenzlow at dan.prenzlow@state.co.us
Marvin McDaniel at marvin.mcdaniel@state.co.us
Carrie Hauser at carrie.hauser@state.co.us
Marie Haskett at marie.haskett@state.co.us
Taishya Adams at Taishya.Adams@state.co.us
Betsy Blecha at betsy.blecha@state.co.us
Charles Garcia at charles.garcia@state.co.us
Dallas May at Dallas.May@state.co.us
Duke Phillips at Duke.Phillips@state.co.us
Luke Schafer at Luke.Schafer@state.co.us
James Tutchton at James.Tutchton@state.co.us
Eden Vardy at Eden.Vardy@state.co.us
Thank you for your Support. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. See attachments.

Dan Gates
719 269-7972



Colorado Fur Trappers:

Words cannot express how thankful and honored I am to receive such a gracious gift that I will cherish for a lifetime. It has always been a dream of mine to own a real fur jacket, and I still can’t believe that now I get to own one and wear it proudly as the next Miss Rodeo Colorado. I also want to thank you for inviting me to be a part of this year’s rendezvous, and I can’t wait to attend next year as Miss Rodeo Colorado 2020!

With much gratitude

Hailey Fredericks

Miss Rodeo Colorado Lady-in-Waiting

Brosheeid in Fur Taker


Advertising campaign on Colorado Parks and Wildlife truck

The Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association  is the State’s leading promoter of Trapping and Fur Harvesting activities while playing a intricate part in the education and management of the State’s Furbearing Animals, while upholding the ideals of our unique trapping heritage. The CTPHA  continues to not only be part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife stakeholders processes but also continues to take on the various non-consumptive groups that are trying to not only take away hunting and trapping but also decide on how all Wildlife is managed.

The CTPHA  Fur Auction held in February of each year in Hugo, Colorado provides a venue for Trappers and Fur Harvesters to sell their fur throughout Colorado and the West while allowing them to get their furs to the Worldwide market and supporting the industry. The auction generates hundreds of thousands of dollars in Fur sales while helping to keep alive the Fur harvesting opportunities.

The CTPHA  also exhibits to over 500,000 people annually at the Denver National Western Stock Show while educating the general public about trapping, hunting and general wildlife management. During this event the CTPHA  continues to donate a Fur Coat to Miss. Rodeo Colorado while continuing to promote the industry.

Additionally, the CTPHA  provides Scholarships to the NRA Whittington Center Youth Outdoor Adventure Camp to further the education about hunting, trapping, and the need for such activities for future generations. Affiliations with the National Trappers Association and the Fur Takers of America as well as Furbearers Unlimited have allowed the Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association  to become one of the top advocates in the Western United States while defending Sportsmens Rights in general, also the CTPHA provides scholarships for continuing education relating to Wildlife Management, Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, and Environmental Sciences.

While being a 501 C-6 and addressing the concerns of its hundreds of members the Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association  continues to provide the education and dedication to further promote Furbearer Management as well as recreational opportunities within the State.



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