CPW celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day to honor Colorado sportspeople contributing to wildlife and land conservation
DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 to celebrate and honor all the valuable contributions Colorado’s sportspeople make to conserving our wildlife populations and state lands.
Governor Jared Polis officially proclaimed Sept. 25 as Hunting and Fishing Day in Colorado as well as a day of tribute to the Colorado hunters and anglers that fund conservation projects to sustain healthy ecosystems for future generations.
Coloradans have a rich tradition of embracing an outdoor lifestyle and participating in outdoor recreation that involves wildlife in their natural habitats, including hunting and fishing. Our outdoor resources are the foundation of our strong economy and a key contributor to the Colorado way of life. In order to ensure that outdoor traditions can be passed down to future generations, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is dedicated to protecting critical wildlife habitats so wildlife and recreation can be enjoyed in Colorado for decades to come.
Colorado hunters and anglers are key contributors in ensuring our state’s wildlife legacy continues to prosper in a meaningful way. CPW is grateful that sportspeople who purchase a hunting and fishing license and habitat stamp take pride in funding wildlife conservation efforts that range from improving riparian habitat for fisheries, funding for new state parks, protecting wildlife habitat and state and federal species of concern, restoring sagebrush or cutting down invasive trees.
CPW remains committed to connecting people to the great outdoors and dedicating funds to sustain state lands. Learn more about Colorado’s Outdoor Principles and how outdoor recreation can be enjoyed and balanced with thoughtful conservation.
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
Miss Rodeo Colorado Lady-in-Waiting
Brosheeid in Fur Taker
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.