The Hunter Outreach program's activities are made possible, in part, by Partners in the Field
, an alliance of businesses, organizations, and individuals providing opportunities for each member to promote, encourage, and support the heritage and traditions of safe, ethical, and responsible sport hunting and shooting sports.
Partners makes a difference by
- bringing specialized skills, talents, ideas, and wisdom to Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting programs.
- presenting a positive public image of hunting and the partners .
- leveraging resources for hunting program development, benefiting the citizens of Colorado.
Contributions from members vary from one to the other:
- Individuals, private landowners for example, provide limited access to their land for youth/mentor activities and may sponsor habitat improvement projects.
- Businesses donate equipment and/or provide financial support, leadership and management skills, and assist in planning and developing additional Hunter Outreach programs. They may also sponsor events meant to increase public participation in hunting and shooting activities.
- Sporting organizations offer mentors for youth hunts, skilled sportsmen and women to guide and teach, and a social support network for novice hunters and shooters.
- Communities become partners by sponsoring new resident information/orientation clinics or by participating in mentor programs.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife links partner solutions and public needs by managing and disseminating information, sponsoring Huntmaster and volunteer training programs, identifying and developing opportunities for public participation in sporting programs, supplying expertise in a number of areas, and providing oversight for outreach programs.