Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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

Routt County Bow Hunter Kills Mountain Lion

mountail-lion-300x300Wildlife officials say a bow hunter who had just killed an elk in Routt County also killed a mountain lion because he felt threatened. It was reported Friday that Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided not to cite the hunter because his story was believable. The hunter, whose name wasn’t available, contacted officials about the kill. The Continue reading

Bear Head Came from Legal Hunt

black-bearA severed bear head discovered in a Steamboat neighborhood came from a bear that was legally hunted. The head was found Thursday, ironically on Bear Drive. Colorado Parks and Wildlife determined that the head came from a bear legally hunted. The investigation determined that Continue reading

Change to Hunter Preference Point System

colorado parksColorado Senate Bill 13-188, changed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Priority Landowner Preference Program to the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) effective July 1st of this year. The LPP replaces all previous landowner preference systems. The LPP was created to give landowners a preference for Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offering Habitat Grants

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program is now accepting applications for $500,000 in Habitat Improvement Grants to fund large-scale habitat projects across Colorado. Any entity, agency, organization or individual that is interested in applying can download the application online. Continue reading

Visiting Hunters Reminded to Consider Altitude

hunting-300Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds and high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials a stressing that hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Considering Changes in License Designation

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing changes to the way hunting licenses are doled out. The agency is proposing to decrease the number of licenses that are awarded to out-of-state hunters. Currently 65% of the available licenses go to in-state hunters, with the other 35% going to out-of-state visitors. The Moffat County Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offering Special Hunt Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, elk and mule deer hunts during certain hunting seasons in fall of 2014. The Miller Creek Ranch is within the White River mule deer and elk herd units, two of the largest big game Continue reading