Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife Officials Testing Shot Animal to Determine Whether Wolf or Coyote

us-fish-wildlife-300The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting DNA tests on an animal shot by a coyote hunter near Kremmling to determine if the animal is a gray wolf. The hunter thought the animal was a coyote. After shooting the animal he realized it looked like a wolf and turned it over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Grey wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Colorado is Continue reading

Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day is Next Week

kids fishing 1Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume has announced the date for this year’s Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day at the Little Rascals Pond. The pond is located at the Public Safety Center. This year’s event will take place May 27th from 5 to 7 in Continue reading

Law Orders Study of Black Bears

black-bearState wildlife officials will study Colorado’s black bear population and how to reduce conflicts with humans under a bill that has been signed into law. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday that orders Colorado Parks and Wildlife to study Colorado’s increasing black bear population. The Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that feeding corn and grain to some big game animals can be toxic and cause their death. Deer, elk, bighorn sheep and other ungulates are all ruminants, animals with a complex digestive system composed of a four chambered stomach. The animals digest plant based food through Continue reading

Stagecoach to Open for Boating Tomorrow

STAGECOACHColorado Parks and Wildlife will open Stagecoach State Park to boaters tomorrow morning. The Marina Boat Ramp will be open and the Morrison Cove Boat Ramp is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend. The Stagecoach Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Encourage Residents to Watch for Moose

mooseColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people to give wildlife plenty of room, especially when it comes to moose. The moose population is thriving in Colorado and as the number of moose rise, so does the chance for human interaction Continue reading

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