Members of the Colorado County Wildlife Management Association and/or, if you hunt on W.M.A. property in Colorado County, you are eligible to enter the CCWMA Whitetail Contest!

Join the Whitetail Contest, pay your WMA dues, or purchase raffle tickets here!

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About Us

The co-op concept started in Colorado County in the spring of 1990. This first meeting resulted in the formation of the Harvey Creek WMA. This first year it had 14 members and encompassed 5,700 acres. Three years later, Sandy Creek WMA was formed, followed by Central Colorado County WMA and Oak Ridge Ranch WMA in 1998. In 1999, Colorado County WMA was formed as an umbrella organization for the associations to interact. Colorado River WMA came along in 2001, and with the formation of Northeast Colorado County WMA in 2006, all areas of the county had a WMA in place.

CCWMA consists of officers of the individual WMA’s. This group meets to prepare for informational meetings in the fall where we provide TPWD and WMA updates prior to the beginning of the season. CCWMA also organizes the spring meeting held every March. The spring meeting awards prizes to the Whitetail Contest winners, and most importantly, awards scholarships to local high school students. Proceeds from the spring meeting help fund those scholarships. CCWMA began awarding scholarships in 2002. As of 2021 over $130,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

The development of the co-op concept is one of the biggest single changes resulting in greater interest in wildlife management. Currently, CCWMA has about 790 members and about 180,000 acres in the six associations in Colorado County. All of this is accomplished through hard work of co-op members and volunteers. CCWMA is considered one of the best wildlife co-ops in the state thanks to supporters, volunteers, co-op members and directors.

Alvin Emmel Memorial Whitetail Contest

Whitetail Contest






Dollars in Scholarship Funds



When we started Harvey Creek WMA in 1990 with 14 members I had no idea that the co-op movement would ever reach the level that it has achieved in the county.
– Royce Jurries, Colorado County TPWD Biologist (retired)

The wildlife management associations are just like a team sport, if we all do our part to the best of our ability the accomplishments will continue to improve.I am proud to be a part of this team.
– Mark Lange, current Colorado County TPWD Biologist