Official Rules - Take a Friend Hunting Contest

These rules (the “Official Rules”) govern your participation in the “Take a Friend Hunting” Contest, which awards prizes to “mentors” (“you” or “entrant”) who take new or former hunters (“mentees”) out hunting and share their experience with photo and message. Mentees will also receive a prize this year. Please read these Official Rules carefully before submitting your entry. If you do not agree to the terms of these Official Rules, you should not enter. Participation constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.



The “Take a Friend Hunting” Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (“CPW” or “Sponsor”)  6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 and administered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The Contest is open only to hunters who commit to mentoring an eligible new or former hunter in Colorado on at least three separate occasions.  The occasions may include any part of the mentoring process including scouting, testing/purchasing hunting gear, sighting in/practicing with hunting firearms/archery equipment, game processing and game cooking.  At least one occasion must be taking the mentee hunting.

The mentor must also submit one .JPEG image from their experience along with a narrative of 100 words or less.  The image must be original, but does not have to include the mentor, mentee, or animal. Top candidates will include a photo/narrative that inspires mentor’s and mentee’s alike with an unique perspective and authentic, inspiring words.

Mentors must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and must hold a valid 2022 Colorado hunting license (the “hunting license”). Mentors must have held a Colorado hunting license in at least 3 of the last 5 years (2017-2022).  Mentees must also be 18 or older at time of entry and hold a valid 2022 Colorado hunting license. Mentees must also either have 1) never had a hunting license until 2022, 2) only had a hunting license in 2021 (e.g. a second year hunter) or 3) not had a hunting license in the past five consecutive years (i.e., since 2017). Both individuals must follow rules and regulations in the 2022 Colorado Hunting Regulations; this includes possession of all appropriate licenses. Employees of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible.

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase chances of winning.


Contest duration

Registration opens August 1, 2022 and will remain open until February 28, 2023. Prize drawings will be made by March 31, 2023.


How to enter

To enter the Contest, you first must register online. To register, participants (both mentor and mentee) must provide first and last name, email, phone number, hunter/angler CID number (printed on all  CPW licenses) and confirm they have reviewed safety guidelines. Mentors can have one mentee entered into the contest and are eligible to win only one prize.


Winner selection

Prize drawings will take place by March 2023. The winners will be selected at random and notified by email or phone by March 31, 2023. Odds of winning are based on the number of Contest participants.



Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Contest to winners of the photo/narrative competition. All prizes are non-transferable. No substitution may be made except as provided.The winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use


General rules

Winning is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules, including rules regarding eligibility for participation. The potential winners may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within 10 days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release in order to claim a prize.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest if necessary for any reason, including but not limited to non-compliance with these Official Rules, fraud or technical reasons including computer viruses, bugs, tampering, or any other technical failures. Sponsor assumes no liability for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, or misdirected entries or for any problem with internet connection or technical problems that might hinder the ability of any person to enter the Challenge. Sponsor is not liable for typographical errors in these Official Rules or other promotional materials relating to the Contest.

In the event of a dispute, the holder of the established email account with the account registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife shall be deemed the entrant. If the potential winner cannot be contacted by email or phone, or does not respond within ten (10) calendar days, or a notification is returned as undeliverable due to invalid email and/or phone number, such potential winner forfeits all rights to any prize, and an alternate winner may be selected.

Sponsor does not provide any warranty with respect to the prize. If a prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.

By accepting a prize, you consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use and publication of your name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice, and statements in any media without further compensation or other consideration. Such use may be for editorial, public relations, promotional, or advertising purposes, or any other legal purpose as deemed reasonable by Sponsor.

An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the SPONSOR’S WEBSITE SHOULD so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility and compliance with the official rules have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. Any entry that occurs after Sponsor’s computer system has been compromised or failed for any reason is deemed a defective entry, is void and will not be honored. Participants are verified by the Sponsor confirming the mentor and their mentee have a valid 2019 hunting license and that the mentee meets eligibility rules.

By entering the Contest, you release and hold harmless Sponsor, CPW, prize providers, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property or technology, arising out of participation in the Contest, including the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize.

Entrant shall defend, indemnify and hold Sponsor, its officers, directors, agents, employees, affiliates, and customers harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and damages (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in connection with any breach of these Official Rules, and agrees that Sponsor will have no liability whatsoever for any claims, losses, or damages due to entrant’s acts, omissions, or breaches of these terms. In no way and no event will SPONSOR be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages with respect to any and all claims arising from or related to Entrant’s participation in this CHALLENGE.

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or errors in equipment or programming used in association with the execution of the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; or (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest. If it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

These Official Rules are governed by the laws of the state of Colorado, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any dispute arising out of the Contest will be resolved in the state and federal courts, and all parties consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

All intellectual property used by Sponsor in connection with the promotion and/or administration of the Contest, including, without limitation, all trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned (or licensed, as the case may be) by the Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any such intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

The information you provide will only be used to contact you in correlation with the contest and if you are a potential winner and otherwise in accordance with CPW’S privacy policy. Entrants should be aware that CPW is a public agency, and personal information provided to CPW may be disclosed in accordance with public records laws