Colorado 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
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To keep up with the growing number of women wishing to hunt and fish, the demand for women-only hunting and fishing classes is also growing. To encourage women to participate on their own, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering another free, women-only Cast, Blast and Twang, June 28th in the Continue reading
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding turkey hunters that they can begin applying for fall limited licenses Thursday. The deadline is July 10th. Over-the-counter turkey licenses can be purchased at any Colorado Parks and Wildlife office, license agents or online beginning August 5. Hunters are advised Continue reading
Twelve-year-old Ashley Jessen of Craig and 11-year-old Jon Reed of Ft. Collins were the lucky winners of a mentored turkey hunt near Craig, May 3rd and 4th. Offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach program, both young novices had a great time learning all about the art of hunting gobblers from agency officers and volunteers. Jessen and Reed not only learned about the birds, wildlife management and the ethics and traditions of hunting, they both bagged their first turkey with the help of their expert mentors. As part of a supervised orientation, the young hunters first learned a few basics about turkey biology and the history of the species in Colorado. They then visited the Bear’s Ears Range where they learned how to pattern their shotguns while practicing the safe use of firearms under the supervision of their mentors. Using the tips, tricks and techniques learned from their mentors, both young hunters were able to harvest their first turkeys. They then learned how to properly clean their bird and even got a few cooking tips from their guides. For more information about the Hunter Outreach Program, click here.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Program continues to provide opportunities to aspiring hunters by offering mentored hunts across Colorado. As part of the program and what is now a yearly tradition in Meeker, three lucky young hunters enjoyed a guided, private land Continue reading