Tag Archives: CPW

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

Willow Creek Dam Maintenance Next Week

steamboat-lake-300Crews will inspect and perform scheduled maintenance next week, on The Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake. The inspection is part of the Colorado Division of Water Resource’s “Dam Safety Program”. The park will be open to Continue reading

Big Game Hunts For Kids And Women

colorado parksHunts are being offered this season in Northwest Colorado for area kids and women who have never hunted big game. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a limited number of guided hunts, for novices, through their Hunter Outreach Program. This program is designed specifically for for individuals with limited hunting experience, and is Continue reading

Boat Sober This Weekend

boatingIf you are planning on boating on Colorado waters this weekend make sure you are doing it sober. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend which is a national campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence. Due to this heightened awareness CPW officers Continue reading

Beware Of Mountain Lions

mountail-lion-300x300Hiking Trails in Northwest Colorado take you through beautiful areas, but it is important to remember that you are recreating in the natural habitat of predatory animals. While mountain lion attacks on people are rare, it is important to stay alert when you are in their environment. When hiking, do so with a partner, and keep your children Continue reading

Earn $20 For Each Pike You Catch

pikeTo help eliminate northern pike from the Green Mountain Reservoir near Silverthorne, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now offering $20 for each pike that is caught and removed from the lake. To Continue reading