Status of Wolf Introduction in Colorado

I’ve shared an update with my SCI chapters about the current status of introducing wolves into Colorado. As I wind down my weekend and prepare for the coming week, I thought that many of you would be interested in an update as well. Below you’ll find a brief synopsis regarding the issue of introducing wolves into Colorado, which was discussed at last week’s Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting.

Proposition 114 – Wolf Introduction Update

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission met for the first time in 2021. Due to health restrictions, the meeting occurred via Zoom and required an advanced application for live comment. During this session, the Commission began the planning and implementation of wolves into Colorado due to Proposition 114. 

Proposition 114 gives CPW until December 31, 2023, for complete planning and implementation of wolf introduction. SCI Is working hard to ensure that CPW considers rural Colorado, tourism, hunting, and those who care about due process as they work on an introduction plan.

Our SCI Hunter Advocacy Action Center (HAAC) sent out an alert for individuals to email the CPW Commission with their comments regarding wolf planning concerns. In the days leading up to the first meeting of 2021, the Commission received over 1600 public comments via SCI supporters.

Governor Polis addressed the Commissioners during the live session. Announcing his intention to rush wolf introduction, he directed CPW to host a brief public comment period with only 60-days for the public to make their voices heard, followed by wolves on the ground in Colorado in early 2022. This directive detailed by the Governor is well ahead of the deadline set by the passage of Prop 114.

During the live meeting’s public comment period, your Colorado Regional Representative, Mia Anstine, provided a spoken request. She asked that the Commission take their time and be responsible in their research process for determining the logistics of wolf placement. Anstine also requested CPW include an SCI representative on the soon to be formed wolf action committee.  

After public comment closed, the Commission passed a three-year plan for wolf introduction in response to Proposition 114. The action includes annual goals, which will later be defined.

Hunter Advocacy Action Center

Safari Club International (SCI) is the only pro-hunting organization with an office in Washington, D.C., with full-time policy experts, in-house legal counsel, and staffed with experts dedicated to protecting hunting everywhere. We also have SCI lobbyists working in each of the states working hand-in-hand with the Commission.

The Hunter Advocacy Action Center (HAAC) is a revolutionary software program that enables SCI members and outdoorsmen to impact legislative issues like never before. Through the HAAC, SCI’s Government Affairs staff connect SCI members directly to elected officials at the state and federal level, enabling engagement in public comment submissions and petitions related to issues that directly affect them, such as trophy import bans, expanding hunting access, and second amendment issues. Through the HAAC, SCI members have made thousands of direct connections with state and federal legislators, ensuring their voice is heard in the political process.

An SCI membership is not required to participate in the Hunter Advocacy Action Center.

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Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and a range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast. 

Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to outdoors, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.

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