Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

3 Dead Elk Found Abandoned Near Dinosaur

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur this past week.  According to CPW investigators, the intact carcasses of two elk were discovered the morning of Nov. 6 Continue reading

Hunters Safety Course in Craig this Weekend

hunting-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding another Hunters Safety Course this weekend in Craig. The course will feature a day and a half of classroom instruction, followed by a test and then a chance to fire off live rounds. This weekends class will be held at the CNCC Campus in room 175. Hours are from 9 to 4 Saturday. Sunday, participants will Continue reading

Predator Class Offered in Grand Junction

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novices a unique opportunity to learn the basics of trapping and predator calling at a one-evening only seminar later this month in Grand Junction. Among the topics to be discussed include the various types of predator calls and decoys, the differences between day and night calling, Continue reading

Veterans Can Visit Parks Free on Veterans Day

VETERANSThe National Park Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife offer all military men and women free admission to state and national parks on Veterans Day. That includes Dinosaur National Monument. To obtain free admission to a park, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families must show a valid active, reserve Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Reminds Boaters to Winterize

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Coloradoans to winterize boats prior to storage. Boating Safety Manager Kris Wahlers says it can be really disappointing when boaters pull their crafts out in the spring and find out their boat isn’t working because of a mechanical issue. Properly winterizing your vessel can prevent Continue reading

River Guide Applications Available Online

colorado parksThe 2015 Colorado Parks and Wildlife River Outfitter License Application is now available online. CPW, through licensing and regulation, ensures each river guide has completed the necessary coursework and has the appropriate skill and ability to lead others on river rafts or boating excursions. According to the Colorado Continue reading

CPW Warns Boaters About Cold Water Immersion

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife’s Boating Safety Program reminds boaters to take precautions to protect themselves from heightened dangers of sudden, unexpected cold water immersion while on late season boating outings, especially on small boats. Some anglers or boaters like to take a dip into the lake or river they are on, or they Continue reading

Fly Fishing Seminar at Stagecoach

STAGECOACHColorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting everyone to a free, fly fishing seminar, next week at Stagecoach State Park. Experts with Bucking Rainbow Outfitters, Steamboat Fly Fishers, Yampa Valley Anglers and Yampa River Outfitters will Continue reading

CPW Reminds Motorists about Increased Wildlife Activity on Highways

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Coloradans that daylights-saving time ends November 2nd. As we fall back to an earlier end of the day, motorists should be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Fall is the breeding season for elk, deer and moose and males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be inhibited by traffic. In addition, as they migrate from Continue reading

CPW Celebrates National Bat Week

BATNational Bat Week, a campaign to inspire Americans to help protect bats, kicks off October 26th. This initiative is important to Colorado, home of 18 species of bats, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) who is monitoring bat hibernation sites this winter for the effects of White-nose Syndrome Continue reading

Colorado Big Game Structure for 2015-19

colorado parksAfter more than a year of discussion and public participation, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved the a five-year big game season structure, which will become effective next year. The approved season structure process and framework, including season dates, are now available online. According to a release, the CPW Continue reading

Rifle Season Begins, State to Make Big Bucks

hunting-300Big game hunting means big money for businesses across Colorado as the state’s nearly $1 billion hunting industry opened its first rifle season Saturday. Hunters can spend thousands of dollars for guided trips from local outfitters, and nonresident hunters pay $600 for an elk license. State officials say businesses that cater to hunters Continue reading