Hunter Testimonials

Tell us your story by sending an e-mail to hunter.testimonials@state.co.us.

We are now accepting testimonials about the successful small game and waterfowl hunts as well as big game hunts around the state. Please include your name, a general hunt location and the story behind your outing (up to 250 words). Also please include a high-resolution, digital photo (.jpg) with the name of the photographer and any people in the photo.

NOTE: Submissions become the property of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and may be used on the CPW Web site, Colorado Hunting and Fishing Brochures,  the Colorado Outdoors Facebook page or in future editions of Colorado Outdoors magazine. All stories and photos are subject to review and editing to ensure CPW rules and regulations are met. Publication is not guaranteed. Items will remain online for a limited time.

Colorado big game regulations require all rifle hunters to wear blaze orange while hunting. Photos in this gallery, if taken after a hunt, may not illustrate this safety measure. Please review regulations, when planning your hunt.​

Bull Elk

2018 Hunter Testimonials

We are now accepting testimonials about successful small game and waterfowl hunts as well as big game hunts around the state.
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2017 Hunter Testimonials

With the 2018 big-game season in our sights, it’s a great time to take a look back to some of the hunter testimonials that were…
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Turkey Hunter Testimonials

Hunter: Alexa Vaughan The night before my first turkey hunt I was nervous and excited. That day I had just completed my hunter safety course…
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Big Game Hunter Testimonials

Hunter: Fika Otalora This is my first buck ever! I just received my Hunter Education in March. I shot him with a Browning A-Bolt 243…
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2016 Hunter Testimonials

Hunter: Chris Pangburn I began planning my moose hunt 10 years ago. I didn’t know anything about moose, but a friend told me it was…
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Colorado Hunter Testimonials

Check out these great hunter success stories from 2015: Hunter: John Reed I’m a 10-year Colorado resident and I’ve lived here since I was two.…
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2015 Hunter Testimonials

After saving up my preference points and waiting 18 years to draw in unit 201, I was able to get this beautiful buck with my…
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Hunter Testimonials

I have hunted deer and elk in Colorado since I was 14, learning from my father. This was my second bull elk taken on my…
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