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Feeding Big Game Deadly For Wildlife.

Colorado-Division-of-Wildlife-300Life is tough for big game during the winter, but according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife feeding those animals can make them sick and kill them. The digestive systems of deer, elk and moose are specialized for natural food sources, not the common types of feed we give to livestock and pets. When big game eat food not suited to their systems, Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading

Sick Elk Near Rawlins

WYOMING FISH AND GAME SMALLThe Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received reports of sick elk near Rawlins. It is suspected that these elk may be suffering from lichen toxicosis, but that is not yet confirmed. The Wyoming State Wildlife Veterinary Lab will provide an analysis of the elk.  Wyoming has seen large deaths from lichen toxicosis in the recent past. Continue reading

Collisions With Wildlife Up 15 Percent

deer on road 300This is the time of the year when wildlife has moved down from the high country, and continues to move to food and water sources, crossing highways along their routes, increasing the likelihood of collision with vehicles.   A majority of the collisions occur during dark hours, from dusk to dawn, when wildlife are more active and they are also Continue reading

Hunter Gets Huge Fine For Illegal Hunt

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing last Monday. Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s 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

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

Routt County Bow Hunter Kills Mountain Lion

mountail-lion-300x300Wildlife officials say a bow hunter who had just killed an elk in Routt County also killed a mountain lion because he felt threatened. It was reported Friday that Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided not to cite the hunter because his story was believable. The hunter, whose name wasn’t available, contacted officials about the kill. The Continue reading