Attorney for Outfitters and Guides
How will you be a better guide or outfitter for your clients and customers if you're inside worrying about leasing contracts, liability waivers, or licensing? A trusted attorney can take care of the paperwork while you get back to doing what you do best.
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A LAWYER FOR OUTFITTERS PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
Lease terms and price negotiation
Hunt Club Management
Liability waivers tailored to your needs
Guide contracts for your contractors
Total Outfitter Management
Entity formation, buyout, partnerships
DORA licensing and renewals
Yes and no. Technically, guides do not need licenses in Colorado to provide guiding services for fishing and hunting trips. However, unlicensed guides must be employed or contracted by licensed outfitters. Outfitters must be licensed in Colorado if they are providing outfitting services on land that they do not personally own. So really, yes, there must be a license involved somewhere in order to guide in Colorado.
Hunting and Fishing Outfitters like to hire independent contractors over employees for seasonal work, but if the contracts for those services fail to meet Department of Labor standards, the move could be more expensive than anticipated.
Outfitters, guides, or hunters facing charges of illegal sale of wildlife face possible felony charges and lifetime hunting suspension among other harsh penalties. Consulting with Colorado Hunting Violation Lawyer Nathaniel Gilbert can help you make your best decision when faced with Colorado Hunting Violations.
Landowner tags can be a lucrative offer for Colorado sportsmen, but failing to know and follow the rules for the tags can result in hunting violations.
Fighting a trespassing ticket can seem like quite an undertaking, but consulting with an attorney is a great place to start to see what options you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions: Outfitting in Colorado
What is the Outfitters and Guides Practice Act?
The Outfitters and Guides Practice Act is the name given to Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12, Article 55.5. The statutes regulate the practice of Outfitting in Colorado, including requirements for your contracts with clients, qualifications for guides, disciplinary procedures, and the requirements for licensing and bonding of outfitters. Compliance with all of the requirements and standards in the Outfitters and Guides Practice Act is vital for those guiding hunting and fishing trips in Colorado and Attorney Nathaniel Gilbert can help your business maintain compliance.