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Colorado hunting by the numbers: What’s being killed, how much money is made, and more

Seth Boster
The Gazette via The Associated Press
Vail Daily/ Melinda KruseA herd of elk take a break at Ford Park in Vail Tuesday morning.
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COLORADO SPRINGS — With help from folks at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Gazette sifted through several records and reports to better understand the state’s world of hunting. It’s shrinking, by the way.

The nation had 11.5 million hunters in 2016, down 2.2 million from 2011 and down about 6 million since the early 1980s, reports the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.

Colorado, even while boasting some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and big game, is part of that national trend.

Read the full story via The Denver Post.