The Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Outfitters has amended rules regarding the licensing and regulation of Outfitters. Outfitters are individuals soliciting and providing, for compensation, outfitting services for the purpose of hunting or fishing on land that such individuals do not own; such services include providing:
- transportation of individuals and supplies;
- facilities like tents and cabins; and
- camp gear and food.
Additionally, Outfitters’ services include guiding, leading, protecting, supervising, instructing, or training persons in the take of wildlife.
The revised rules reflect an effort to “determine if each rule promotes a balanced and sensible approach to regulation that protects the public interest while supporting economic growth for the regulation of Outfitters.” The review and amendment of the rules was conducted to ensure that each rule is still applicable given Governor Hickenlooper’s initiative of effective, efficient, and elegant government.
The complete text of the proposed rules changes can be found here.
A hearing on the amended rules will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602, beginning at 10:00 am.
Further information about the rules and hearing can be found here.