Big game hunting pours massive money into state, regional economy

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — When Colorado’s big game hunting season ends Nov. 10, it will drop more than $919 million into Colorado’s economy, according to a study for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.Overall outdoor recreation tops $34.5 billion, and includes everything from big game hunting to bird watching, says the data from Southwick and Associates. It does not include skiing.“Although they are not always universally well-received, remember that sportsmen and women in big trucks towing ATVs, dressed in camo and wearing orange vests play a very significant role in Colorado’s economy,” said Mike Porras, public information officer of CPW’s northwest region. “Although …

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