By David Nickum, Colorado Trout Unlimited, Denver; Nick Payne, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Denver; Aaron Kindle, National Wildlife Federation, Salida and Brien Webster, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Grand Junction.
Fall in Colorado is an amazing time to experience our outdoor traditions. Rifle season is in full swing for big game hunters. Fishing is peaking as autumn mayfly hatches, and spawning brown trout draw anglers to Gold Medal streams and lakes throughout the state. It is the time of year that drives our $28 billion outdoor recreation economy as hikers, campers, climbers, and mountain bikers spend time outdoors before switching gears to snow sports.
But outdoor traditions like these are at risk on this November’s ballot. Amendment 74 could devastate hunting, fishing, and wildlife management.
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