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Accident North Of Craig Claims One Life

highway-13-smallA Utah man died in a predawn accident Monday morning. The accident, about 20 miles north of Craig on Highway 13, occurred when the driver of the vehicle attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway, rolling his car. The driver, a 57 year old man from Vernal died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, a 51 year old woman from Missouri was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

CPW Warns Drivers to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksAs November 1st brings an end to daylight savings time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado motorists of the higher risk of being involved in a wildlife-related accident. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, November sees more car accidents involving wildlife than any other Continue reading

Motorcycle vs Deer Accident

Motorcycle-accident2-300A man from Indiana was transported to the hospital after he struck a deer with his motorcycle.  The incident occurred Labor Day morning on Highway 13 about 10 miles south of Craig.  The driver of the motorcycle reportedly received relatively minor injuries.  The deer was fatally wounded. Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that feeding corn and grain to some big game animals can be toxic and cause their death. Deer, elk, bighorn sheep and other ungulates are all ruminants, animals with a complex digestive system composed of a four chambered stomach. The animals digest plant based food through Continue reading

CPW Reminds People to Leash their Dogs

colorado parksDogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During winter deer and elk can lose up Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksWinter is here and that means animals will have to search a little harder for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people that the best way to help hungry animals is to let them find their next meal on their own. A law passed in 1992 makes it illegal to feed big game animals. This includes deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain Continue reading

Poaching Incident Results In $10,000 Fine

Photo #1Cooperation between the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department is credited with the arrest of 39-year-old William K. Reynolds of Wamsutter for poaching.  Reynolds, a suspect in the case and who was known to have a suspended driver’s license was seen driving his pickup in Wamsutter was arrested for driving 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

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

Authorities Warn Motorists of Vehicle Vs. Wildlife Potential

deer on road 300The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are reminding motorists to avoid collisions with wildlife by slowing down. This time of year deer, elk, bears and other wildlife are on the move, deer and elk coming down from the mountains to warmer territory, and bears, foraging for food as they Continue reading

Big Game Hunting Licenses Still Available

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available. Continue reading