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Hunters In Wyoming Permitted To Wear Pink

Hunters in Wyoming will now be permitted to wear fluorescent pink while out on hunts. Governor Matt Mead signed a bill into law earlier this week which added fluorescent pink to the color options hunters in the state can wear. Wyoming will now join 6 other Continue reading

Purchasing System Seminars For Hunters

April 3rd is the deadline to submit license applications through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new integrated purchasing system for the upcoming big game hunting season. Hunters with questions on the new system can receive assistance by calling or visiting a local CPW office, or can also get information through the CPW website. In addition to these options, CPW will be Continue reading

Two Hunters Rescued

Two Rawlins men had to be rescued near Bridger Pass  south of Rawlins last month. 47-year-old Joseph Rathbun and 57-year-old Bruce Baugh were reported missing after they failed to return from a hunt in the area on Saturday, December 23rd. The two reportedly Continue reading

Warning For Hunters Issued After Rescues

Every year a hand full of hunters must be rescued from the high country.  Search and rescue teams conducted two searches recently in Routt County, for individuals who had not returned from hunts. Both were eventually located, with one requiring treatment for symptoms of Continue reading

Hunters Should Use Campfire Safety

Hunters are being reminded to use caution when building and maintaining campfires in Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming. Anyone who starts a fire, no matter the size, needs to make sure it is thoroughly extinguished before leaving it unattended or before you leave the site.  Two recent Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened, Fire Over 8 Square Miles

Highway 40 was closed from 2 in the afternoon Thursday to around 10 in the morning Friday between Maybell and Dinosaur, due to the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs. The fire, which was thought to be around 10 to 15 acres as of noon, had expanded to Continue reading

Boating Season Extended At Elkhead

Elkhead Reservoir’s Aquatic Nuisance Species inspection station will be open through October 23rd, two weeks longer than originally scheduled, which will give waterfowl hunters and boaters increased access to the reservoir. The initial plan was to close the inspection station on Oct. 9. However, additional Aquatic Nuisance Species inspection funds became Continue reading

Apply For Bow Hunts In Grand Valley

Hunters can apply now to participate in six limited special access mule deer archery hunts that will occur in Grand Valley this fall. Colorado Parks and Wildlife are sponsoring a variety of hunts in the Tilman Bishop, Grand Junction and Orchard Mesa Wildlife areas. Hunters interested in applying for the hunts need to drop off or mail in an application to Continue reading

Antler Hunters Should Avoid Wildlife

Shed Antler Hunters in the area need to take the proper steps to avoid disturbing area wildlife during the winter season. The BLM is reminding people planning on collecting antlers that mule deer and elk are especially vulnerable to disturbance during the winter months due to heavy snow which makes it difficult for them to forage. Unintended Continue reading

Stay Safe While Hunting

hunt-smart-safeEvery year a hand full of hunters must be rescued from the high country, because they do not properly prepare for their hunt.  Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in accidents or simply get lost.  Hunters should be aware that the altitude in in our area may limit their physical abilities and could have adverse affects on their health.  Hunters should also Continue reading

Help Track Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseWildlife officials are looking for the help of hunters to track Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming. Fish and Wildlife officials have asked anyone that kills a deer near the Green River area, to have the animal sampled for the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease attacks the central nervous system Continue reading

No Hunting In Dinosaur National Monument

hunterWith hunting season underway, hunters in areas near Dinosaur National Monument need to be aware that hunting within the monument is prohibited. The boundaries of the monument are well marked, but hunters are responsible for ensuring they stay outside the perimeter. Killing or removing any animal or animal parts including shed antlers from Continue reading