Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

State Parks to Sponsor First Day Hikes

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will once again sponsor guided hikes in 27 of their 42 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. First Day Hikes was created to offer everyone an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors at a state park close to home. Continue reading

McCurdy Pleads Guilty to Wildlife Violations

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office have completed an investigation and prosecution of 28 year old Craig resident Justin McCurdy, for a variety of wildlife offenses. In an agreement with the DA’s office, McCurdy pleaded guilty to a count of illegal sale of wildlife, a Class 5 felony. On Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Investigating More Poaching in N.W. Colorado

POACHING1Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Northwest Colorado, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in early November, near Dinosaur. Two bulls were found along Highway 318 late last week, northwest of Maybell. Both were estimated Continue reading

CPW Asks Residents to be Wildlife Aware While Decorating for the Holidays

deer tangled in lightsThroughout Colorado, deer are entering the mating season, and Colorado wildlife officers are reminding residents to put away equipment in which big game animals can become tangled. Residents are also asked to be careful how outdoor Christmas decorations are hung. On November 8th, a large mule deer buck got stuck Continue reading

CPW reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Although winter weather is settling in, it is still autumn, the breeding season for elk, deer and moose. Males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be inhibited by traffic. Wildlife officials add that because bears are especially active during fall as Continue reading

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