Episode 1: The Journey Begins

Episode 1: The Journey Begins


What’s the first line? [beep] Hello everyone, I’m Crystal Egli and I’m a videographer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. My job is to
create videos about all the things Colorado Parks and Wildlife does, from
free fishing clinics to wildlife research and management, our Schools and
Outdoor Learning Environments program to outdoor recreation profiles. You can
often find me and my camera in one of Colorado’s amazing state parks, filming
everything from wildlife to wildflowers. One of my favorite subjects to film is
our field staff. I get to see first hand just how dedicated they are to
conservation and I learn so much about what goes into wildlife, parks and
fisheries management each time I interview someone. I’ve actually seen the
blood sweat and tears that go into their work. When I first got this job I knew
I’d have to make videos about hunting but I wasn’t too thrilled about it to be
honest. I was raised by my parents in rural
Vermont and I grew up eating lots of tofu with my hippie vegetarian dad. I
didn’t think I’d ever come to enjoy going on hunts and I never ever thought
that I would someday call myself a hunter. The other thing I never thought I
would do was film myself. I much prefer being behind the camera sharing stories
that our staff and people like you who are recreating in the outdoors. Being in
front of the camera is as new to me as hunting, but I really feel that this
journey is important enough to document. I’m nervous about it and it’s definitely
gonna be a bit different because I’m also filming the whole thing myself. So
if you’d like to follow along as I go big-game hunting for the first time, I’d
love to have you. [Crystal off screen] Thanks for watching! Hey everyone! Thanks for following along
on my big game hunting journey. Hunting license dollars are a super important
source of funding for the wildlife conservation work that Colorado Parks and
Wildlife does, for all species in Colorado, not just the
game species you can hunt. So we want to make it as easy as possible for you to
buy a hunting license. If you’ve ever thought about going hunting or just
considered the possibility, be sure to hit up our website or give us a call for
more information. We’ll link all the information in the
youtube description. If you like this video series and you want to see more
videos that we make at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, be sure to subscribe on the
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