Our Mission & Policy Statement

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Our Mission

The Colorado Bowhunters Association proudly accepts the mission:

  • to encourage and perpetuate the sport of bowhunting for all legal game;
  • to protect, improve and increase the opportunities for hunting with the hand held, hand drawn bow;
  • to cooperate with and support federal and state agencies, sportsmen’s associations, and conservation organizations, which are insuring the propagation and preservation of game and its habitat;
  • to encourage and conduct educational programs designed to acquaint the public and the archer with the safe and ethical use of the bow for hunting and bowhunting as an effective method of hunting legal game;
  • to foster unity and perpetuate the spirit of good fellowship among bowhunters; and
  • to develop and advocate specific policies that support and help fulfill the Mission.
 

Policy Statement

Bowhunting Seasons:

The CBA will promote seasons and season structures that strengthen and enhance the opportunities for bowhunting with the hand held, hand drawn bow and actively oppose seasons and season structures that diminish or degrade those opportunities without evidence of overriding wildlife management goals.

Legal Bowhunting Equipment:

The CBA will develop and promote bowhunting regulations with thresholds that limit hunters to using only the hand held, hand drawn bow and that emphasize archery and bowhunting skills.

Crossbows:

The CBA categorically rejects crossbow technology as being legal archery equipment for use during any archery season in Colorado, and will actively oppose the use of crossbows or implementation of crossbow seasons under any circumstance, where such use will diminish or degrade the bowhunting experience, opportunity and/or quality with the hand held, hand drawn bow.