Colorado Parks and Wildlife Expand Hunting Area by 200,000 Acres
If you love to hunt, you're going to have a lot more room to do so this fall.
According to a press release, Colorado Parks and Wildlife have expanded the amount of land that can be used for hunting. They're adding 210,000 acres to the already 567,000 available due to the Public Access Program, the locations of which will be announced later this year. This adds to the 23 million acres of public land available for hunting.
CPW Director Dan Prenzlow said in the release that's he's thrilled for residents to have more access to the land. He went on to say that hunters and anglers make a significant contribution to wildlife conservation and the economy.
Governor Jared Polis supports the plan and hopes it will help relieve overcrowded areas.
From the CPW Press Release:
Locations of the new lands enrolled in the Public Access Program for fall 2020’s hunting season will be announced with the release of the 2020 Colorado Recreational Lands Brochure later this year.
According to The Know, the 23 million acres that are available to hunt make up more than 34% of the land in Colorado.