Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Big Game Licenses Go on Sale Next Month

colorado parksHunters seeking big game tags, can look forward to an ample number of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 seasons.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has approximately 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn and 1,800 bear licenses available for the fall hunting seasons. Leftover licenses are surplus licenses Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Remind Residents to Control Dogs

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding pet owners to keep dogs from chasing wildlife.  Chasing wildlife can cause enough stress to kill the animal.  The owner of the dog can be fined for harassing wildlife, and further consequences could occur if the animal dies.  The Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Warns of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300A lion attack on two dogs at a home along 4 Mile Road near Glenwood early yesterday morning is prompting Colorado Parks and Wildlife to caution anyone living in lion country to remember a few important tips that can help prevent conflicts with wild animals.  Wildlife officers say the dogs were in their Continue reading

Steamboat Officials Warn of Increased Bear Activity

black-bearOfficials in Steamboat are warning residents that bear activity is picking up.  Bears got into or attempted to get into three homes on Monday.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that all three cases involved windows or doors not being secured. No one was injured.  In one Continue reading

Hunting Licenses Go on Sale Next Month

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will offer big game licenses for elk, pronghorn, bear, deer and turkey, to residents and nonresidents, beginning August 5th. This is the first time all big game licenses – leftover, over-the-counter with caps, and unlimited over-the-counter – will be for sale at the same time.  Continue reading

“Cast and Twang” in Craig to Celebrate New Archery Range

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife, invites families to help celebrate the official opening of the new archery range in Craig by attending a family ‘Cast and Twang’ seminar July 19th.  All archery and fishing equipment for the event will be provided free of charge, or you can bring your own gear. Participants can also enjoy a free Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Increase BUI Patrols

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27th through the 29th, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI).  During the three-day weekend, officers will be on the water Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offer Stargazing Event near Hayden

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting all amateur astronomers to Yampa River State Park, 2 miles west of Hayden on Highway 40, to enjoy an evening of stargazing Saturday.  The agency held a similar event last week at Stagecoach State Park.  Astronomers say the nighttime skies above Yampa River State Continue reading

Cast, Blast and Twang Offered to Women in Granby

colorado parksTo keep up with the growing number of women wishing to hunt and fish, the demand for women-only hunting and fishing classes is also growing. To encourage women to participate on their own, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering another free, women-only Cast, Blast and Twang, June 28th in the Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Remind Residents to Leave Newborns Alone

colorado parksThis is the time of year when wild animals give birth to their young and Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks that you not approach, touch or handle young animals.  During spring and early summer, people often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Remind Boaters to Protect Against Mussels

QUAGGAWith the discovery of zebra and quagga mussels in several western states, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials continue to ask boaters to help protect public waters from all aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Continue reading

Free Fishing Weekend is June 7th and 8th

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public that Colorado’s Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 7th and 8th. Anglers of all ages can fish without a license anywhere in the state that weekend.  Many states allow free fishing during one or two weekends each year in an effort to encourage more people to Continue reading