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Forest Service, DEA Raids Illegal Pot Farm

MARIJUANA-300For the second time in a year, the U.S. Forest Service has eradicated an illegal marijuana-growing operation on national forest lands in the Aspen area. About a dozen Forest Service workers assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration removed 2,630 mature plants near Ruedi Reservoir Wednesday. The illegal Continue reading

Officials Remind Hunters to be Bear Aware

grizzly bearIn light of two recent bear attacks in Wyoming, one of them fatal, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging hunters who venture north into grizzly country to be “bear aware.” Sheriff Rich Haskell said that many county residents hunt in areas within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem identified by the Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offering Habitat Grants

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program is now accepting applications for $500,000 in Habitat Improvement Grants to fund large-scale habitat projects across Colorado. Any entity, agency, organization or individual that is interested in applying can download the application online. Continue reading

Visiting Hunters Reminded to Consider Altitude

hunting-300Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds and high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials a stressing that hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their Continue reading

Monday Kicks Off Small Game Seasons

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks & Wildlife encourages celebrating the holiday with any of the small game and waterfowl opportunities that kick off Monday throughout the state. Colorado has over 23 million acres of public lands, including U.S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands. Interested hunters need a current and 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

Tips Offered for Hunters in Northwest Colorado

hunting-300Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods.  Wildlife officials say hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their ability to move easily. Continue reading

Demand for Hunting Licenses Causes Computer Crash

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife suspended sales of leftover limited licenses and over-the-counter with caps licenses for nearly three hours on August 5th. An unprecedented volume of hunters purchasing various tags caused stress on the system and forced CPW officials to halt sales statewide. As sales Continue reading

Big Game Licenses Go on Sale Next Month

colorado parksHunters seeking big game tags, can look forward to an ample number of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 seasons.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has approximately 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn and 1,800 bear licenses available for the fall hunting seasons. Leftover licenses are surplus licenses Continue reading

Forest Service to Show Bark Beetle Movie

forest-service-signMany National Forest users and visitors have questions about the bark beetle outbreak that has swept through local forests over the last decade. A unique video series, being offered by the U.S. Forest Service explores how forests have changed, and showcases stories from the people who are responding to, and living with, Continue reading

BLM to Delay Issuing Special Recreation Permits

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office has announced it will not be issuing new special recreation permits for big game or mountain lion guiding and outfitting until it completes a study evaluating the capacity for such permits.  Permitting commercial Continue reading