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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.

Your Stories

North Delaney Butte trout

Raising Colorado’s Brown Trout – North Delaney Butte Lake

Despite Colorado’s abundant fish populations, most fish cannot successfully reproduce in the wild. And, of those species that are able to reproduce naturally, recruitment (the number of juvenile fish that actually survive to be added to a population) is often too low to support a fishable population. To ensure that there are enough fish to stock every year, CPW sets up spawn-collection sites at lakes and reservoirs across the state.

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boreal toadlet

CPW Focuses on Boreal Toad Survival

In mid-September Biologist Dan Cammack walked slowly along the edge of a boggy pond in the San Juan Mountains high above the San Luis Valley and peered into the mud and black water looking for a camouflaged critter the size of a dime.

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bat

Into the Dark – A Night of Bats

Wearing waders and lots of bug spray, Lance, fellow bat Biologist Heather Halbritter, several other CPW staff, and I were going out every 15 minutes to the river below us hoping to catch a specific nocturnal animal: a bat.

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rabbit hunter

Chasing Colorado’s Cottontails

For anyone interested in becoming a hunter, or interested in mentoring a friend or family member, small game hunting is a very logical entry point – and cottontail rabbits are a particularly good place to start.

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