Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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

CPW Offers Website to Plan for Big Game Hunt

colorado parksThe big game application deadline for 2015 is midnight, April 7th, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say you shouldn’t wait until the deadline to apply. The department has a variety of resources for hunters to complete their applications now. CPW’s website offers essential information for preparing for the big game season Continue reading

CPW Offers Turkey Hunt to Novice Women Hunters

TURKEY-WITH-GUN-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting applications for a chance at participating in a guided, private land turkey hunt designed for women who are novice hunters and want to learn from experienced mentors. The two-day clinic is offered in partnership with Encana and the Western Slope chapter of the National Wild Continue reading

Parks to Offer Youth Turkey Hunt this Spring near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a unique chance to win a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker, scheduled to take place the weekend of April 11th and 12th. The hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners in partnership with CPW wildlife Continue reading

Sportsmen’s Roundtable to be Held in Steamboat

colorado parksLocal sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus Monday in Steamboat. Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen’s Roundtable in 2012 in a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Seeks Public Comment on Strategic Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has kicked off a public comment period for the development of the 2015 Strategic Plan. Public input is vitally important to the process. CPW’s strategic plan sets a vision for the future and defines goals, priorities and strategies for managing Colorado’s state parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The Continue reading

Ski and Skate to be Held at Yampa River State Park

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKColorado Parks and Wildlife invites everyone to enjoy a little winter recreation at Yampa River State Park’s Ninth Annual Ski and Skate Festival. Those that show up will gather at the park’s visitors center on Highway 40, 2 miles east of Hayden, for a chance to enjoy a full day of ice skating on the park’s pond, followed by a trek on Continue reading

New Wildlife Habitat Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has obtained nearly 700 acres of wildlife habitat near the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area west of Meeker. The land was purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The addition increases the Rio Blanco state wildlife area from 390 acres to Continue reading

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

Free Use of Ice Fishing Kits Offered by Stagecoach

ice fishingAccording to Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers, a growing number of people are heading out over the state’s iced-over reservoirs and lakes each winter to try their hand at ice fishing. To help introduce aspiring ice anglers to the sport, Stagecoach State Park is offering the free rental of ice fishing kits to anyone that wants to try it. Made possible with a grant through the Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Gather Input on Strategic Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will seek public input on a strategic plan to set goals and guide the agency’s operations for the next three to five years. The agency said Monday it will hold public meetings, but the schedule hasn’t been announced. Parks and Wildlife manages state wildlife, more than 340 parks and wildlife areas Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife offer Winter Safety Class

SNOWMOBILEWith winter in full swing and snow depths beginning to rise, winter and avalanche safety is of primary importance to anyone that enjoys cold weather activities, whether skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. To help everyone stay safe this winter, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a two-part winter and Continue reading