Recent research shows that the number of female hunters is growing at a faster rate than that of male hunters. This increase positively affects our economy, wildlife-management funding and the future of our hunting heritage.
A wide-ranging group of sportsmen, business leaders and wildlife officials came together Tuesday at Jerry’s Outdoor Sports, 2999 North Ave., to highlight the vital impact hunting makes on Colorado’s economy.
As an avid hunter and a veteran to the sport, Adams suggests hunters take a training class through Colorado Parks and Wildlife, understand and be skillful with their chosen weapon, and be prepared for exposure to Colorado’s ever-changing weather.
Jerry Stehman knows from personal experience the importance of hunting and recreational shooting to Colorado businesses. For nearly 30 years, Stehman has operated a Grand Junction store that depends on hunters and shooters. “That’s who we cater to. That’s what we specialize in,” says Stehman, owner of Jerry’s Outdoor Sports.
A broad group of local and regional leaders representing Colorado sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers announced the launch of the Hunting Works For Colorado partnership today.