Tag Archives: wildlife

Mule Deer Carcass Left To Rot

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are looking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for shooting and killing a mule deer buck and leaving the body and meat to rot. The buck was found dead earlier this week northwest of Grand Junction. Officials noted that whoever killed the animal made no attempt to salvage the meat and left the antlers on the animal. In addition to Continue reading

Rentals Now Available At Stagecoach Reservoir

As part of their effort to encourage Coloradan’s to get outdoors, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now offering free snowshoe, ice fishing kit and fat tire bike rentals at Stagecoach State Park.  The snowshoe and fat bike rentals can be used on the six miles of parks trails, while the ice fishing kits will help visitors enjoy the popular winter activity.  Rentals are Continue reading

New Requirements To Register OHV’s And Boats

New regulations are now in effect that require anyone registering a boat, off highway vehicle or snowmobile in Colorado to provide proof of ownership before it can be registered. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is recommending that anyone purchasing any of these machines asks for a bill of sale. If proof of ownership cannot be obtained, a Continue reading

Free Hikes To Eliminate Excess Holiday Calories

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering guided hikes and other activities for those looking to get outside on New Years Day, to burn off some of those excess holiday calories. First Day Hikes will be held at the Stagecoach, Steamboat Lake and Yampa River state parks on January 1st. Those interested in taking a hike at Stagecoach State Park should meet at the Yampatheater at 10:30. Multiple hikes will be offered ranging from a kid friendly Continue reading

Dogs and Wildlife Don’t Mix

Despite snowy conditions, Colorado dog owners tend to remain very active during the winter months. Owners should be aware that their dogs should be kept on leashes unless they are trained to stay near by, to prevent them from disturbing area wildlife. Dogs chasing wildlife is not only illegal, it can be dangerous. When a wild animal is chased by a dog Continue reading

CPW To Begin Euthanizing Bears And Cougars

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin tracking and euthanizing cougars and bears in specific areas of the Piceance Basin, to better determine their effect on the Mule Deer population. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously decided to move foreword with the Piceance Basin and Upper Arkansas River Continue reading

Seasonal Closures In Effect On Emerald Mountain

emerald-mountain-300Certain trails in the Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Area near Steamboat have been closed for the season by the Bureau of Land Management. Certain Emerald Mountain trails are closed seasonally to avoid disturbing area wildlife. All areas south of Ridge Trail, including Continue reading

Reservations Now Required To Camp At Elkhead

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNBeginning next year campers will need to make reservations to use the Bears Ears Campground near Elkhead Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is updating the campground from a “first come, first served”, to a “registration system”. The changes will go into effect May 19th, and campers will need to reserve a spot at the campground from that date through September 10th. Campsites can be reserved up to six months in advance. Outside of the reservation window, Continue reading

Free Park Admission Black Friday

colorado parksIf Black Friday shopping is not your thing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a cheaper less stressful option for black Friday activities. CPW is giving away free admission to all State Parks Friday as part of a new tradition they are calling Fresh Air Friday. The CPW Director says this is an opportunity for Continue reading

Free Park Entrance For Veterans Friday

PARKS AND WILDLIFEAll Veterans and current active military members will receive free admission to all State Parks next Friday for Veterans Day. The military member or veteran will have to provide proof of military service, then they and anyone in their vehicle will be able to enter the park for free. CPW Director Bob Broscheid says that this is just a small gesture of Continue reading

Rule Could Result In Nearly 80,000 Lost Coal Jobs

coalplugHouse Republicans are looking to put a stop to a rule that could cost the U.S. tens of thousands of coal mining jobs. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton is pushing to add a provision to any possible end of year funding package.  The provision would end or delay the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation’s proposed Stream Protection Rule.  The purpose of the Stream Continue reading

Habitat Improvement Grants Available

colorado parksColorado parks and wildlife is accepting applications for Habitat Improvement Grants through their Habitat Partnership Program. $500,000 in funds is currently available for large scale habitat projects in the state. The program is intended to reduce big game damage to forage and fences, so proposals should focus on reducing conflicts between big game Continue reading