Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On January 28, the Colorado Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) held its first virtual briefing and over 130 participants tuned-in.
The agenda was filled with a variety of subject matter experts to address timely topics pertinent to Colorado’s outdoor sporting community. Topics that were discussed included:
- The Go Wild Pass
- Colorado Outdoor Partnership Executive Order
- Trapping ban petition
- Status of Proposition 114: Introduction of Wolves to the Western Slope
- State wildlife area access pass
- Secretarial Order 3362 – Migratory Corridors
- Big game management
The virtual briefing gave participants an opportunity to see friendly faces and get brought up-to-speed on key issues in the state. Notable attendees included current and past Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners, 2020 Caucus Co- Chairs Representative Jeni Arndt and Representative Jim Wilson, Caucus Member Representative Perry Will, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Dan Prenzlow, and others.
The Caucus plans to host virtual briefings every third Thursday of the month through the legislative session.
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