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The Office of Outfitters Registration registers and regulates individuals and entities that practice in the State of Colorado as Outfitters, which is defined as the ‘taking or attempted take of wildlife’ on land that an Outfitter does not own. Registration for Outfitters is mandatory in Colorado. The Office’s activities include registration, investigation of complaints, determination of discipline, and enforcement of discipline for those who violate the Colorado Statutes and the Office of Outfitters Registration Rules. The Office does not issue hunting or fishing permits and does not regulate other outdoor activities on public land. The purpose of the Office of Outfitters Registration is to protect the consumer. The Office of Outfitters Registration is a Director model program with a five member advisory committee comprised of registered outfitters, law enforcement and a public member. The Office works with several state and federal agencies including the Division of Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service in order to share vital information about unregistered outfitters and violations of other agency laws. The office works also with the Colorado Outfitters Association (COA).
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
For information regarding hunting and/or fishing licenses
contact the Division of Wildlife:
Telephone: (303) 297-1192
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