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Parks and Wildlife Offer Boating Tips

colorado parksColorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month around the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has several safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go. Accidents, injuries and fatalities rose slightly Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offers Tips on Being Bear Aware

black-bearColorado’s bears have awoken from their winter’s nap and are again active throughout the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges state residents in bear country to make sure they aren’t providing any food attractants around residences. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials Continue reading

Shooting Range Re-Opening this Week

rangeColorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs Wednesday. The popular range, about two miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs, closes each year after the hunting seasons end. The property was acquired in 1940 to protect big game winter range. In keeping with the original Continue reading

House Committee Votes to Study Expansion of Black Bear Hunting

black-bearColorado lawmakers have rejected a proposal to expand the black bear hunting season – but they’re moving ahead with a measure asking state wildlife authorities to study the matter. A House committee voted unanimously yesterday to order Colorado Parks and Wildlife to study Colorado’s Continue reading

Exotic Lice Found on Front Range Deer

colorado parksWildlife officials have confirmed Colorado’s first case of exotic chewing lice in a mule deer east of Denver. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the deer, which has been euthanized, was found struggling to survive by a Watkins-area rancher February 13th. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory has since confirmed the deer was Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Recommend Prepping for Boating Season Now

boatingAs the spring season emerges and temperatures begin to rise, many parks will open for boating between now and April 1st. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say now is the time to properly de-winterize boats to make sure they are functional before heading out on the water. CPW recommends several things to check as you Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Seek Comments on State Fishing Regulations

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public comment on fishing regulations that are now under review for the 2016 through 2020 seasons. Fishing regulations are reviewed as a whole on a five-year cycle. The agency is interested in public comments, thoughts and ideas on current fishing regulations to help guide that review. The first Continue reading

CPW Auditing Landowner Preference Program

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will be conduct an audit of registered properties in the Landowner Preference Program, this year. Landowners will receive letters to clarify or confirm details of their registered properties. If issues are found the registrations will be corrected or removed from participation. As announced in an earlier press Continue reading

CPW Seeking Comments on Strategic Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is developing a Strategic Plan to establish the course the agency will follow in the future, offering stakeholders, partners, staff and the general public an opportunity to provide input and guidance. The new strategic plan will set a high level vision and overarching goals for Colorado’s wildlife, state Continue reading

CPW Offers Turkey Hunt Near Craig

TURKEY-WITH-GUN-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two more young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd, the hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW wildlife Continue reading

CPW to Hold Class on Submitting Hunter Applications

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters that the application deadline for the 2015 limited license draw is April 7th, and now is the time to start preparing. Anyone that has questions or needs help with the process is invited to attend a ‘License and Application 101′ class March 24th in Grand Junction. In addition to help and guidance Continue reading

Commissioners Accept Assistance Grant from Parks and Wildlife

colorado parksThe Moffat County Commissioners yesterday accepted an assistance grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The grant is similar to a federal PILT payment, but at the state level. The department gives grants to counties that have lost taxable land to the state, due to conservation projects. It was also announced yesterday that Continue reading