Tag Archives: CPW

Hayden Shooting Range Closed Tomorrow

The Hayden Shooting Range will be closed beginning tomorrow to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make upgrades to the facility. The range will be closed for approximately two weeks while CPW installs new berms to help better define the three separate rifle ranges and will also expand the Continue reading

Free Fishing This Weekend In Colorado

Anglers in Northwest Colorado can fish for free this weekend at all the state’s parks. Colorado Parks and Wildlife designates the first weekend in June every year as Free Fishing Weekend. This is the only Continue reading

New Requirements For Colorado Boaters

As we get closer to tubing and water skiing season, its important to be aware of newl requirements for Colorado boaters. In an effort to mitigate costs, while continuing to prevention zebra and quagga muscles from spreading to the state’s waters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has instituted new regulations for 2017. In addition to required Continue reading

Bill That Would Have Increased Park Fees Fails

The bill that would have established a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife was defeated last week in the Senate Finance Committee. The bill would have allowed CPW to increase park fees by as much as 50% and would have established additional fees for boaters in the state. As Continue reading

Listen To CPW Commission Meetings

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction. The meetings will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 12:30. The commission will be discussing the Colorado Trail Continue reading

Inspections Required Before Boating

Boaters are being reminded that if their boat has been used on any out-of-state waterways, it needs be inspected at one of CPW’s watercraft inspection and decontamination stations before it is operated in Colorado.  CPW has discovered four out-of-state boats Continue reading

CPW Could Increase Fees By 50%

A bill, which is currently working its way through the Colorado State Legislature, looks to establish a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As an agency, CPW gets very little money from the states general fund, with the majority of their funding coming from revenues generated from hunting, fishing and other park Continue reading

Hunt For Inexperienced Youth Near Craig

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place in early may, the hunt is made possible with the support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW wildlife managers. Part of CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, the hunt is part of an effort to instill respect for wildlife, the outdoors, and the traditions of hunting in Colorado’s youth. All novice youth hunters are encouraged to apply. Those that have no prior hunting experience or Continue reading

Mule Deer Carcass Left To Rot

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are looking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for shooting and killing a mule deer buck and leaving the body and meat to rot. The buck was found dead earlier this week northwest of Grand Junction. Officials noted that whoever killed the animal made no attempt to salvage the meat and left the antlers on the animal. In addition to Continue reading

New Requirements To Register OHV’s And Boats

New regulations are now in effect that require anyone registering a boat, off highway vehicle or snowmobile in Colorado to provide proof of ownership before it can be registered. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is recommending that anyone purchasing any of these machines asks for a bill of sale. If proof of ownership cannot be obtained, a Continue reading

Dogs and Wildlife Don’t Mix

Despite snowy conditions, Colorado dog owners tend to remain very active during the winter months. Owners should be aware that their dogs should be kept on leashes unless they are trained to stay near by, to prevent them from disturbing area wildlife. Dogs chasing wildlife is not only illegal, it can be dangerous. When a wild animal is chased by a dog Continue reading

CPW To Begin Euthanizing Bears And Cougars

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin tracking and euthanizing cougars and bears in specific areas of the Piceance Basin, to better determine their effect on the Mule Deer population. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously decided to move foreword with the Piceance Basin and Upper Arkansas River Continue reading