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Free Admission To Colorado Parks

colorado parksAny active military person or veteran will get free admission to all Colorado Parks next month. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering the free admission in accordance with a Colorado House Bill that was signed in 2015. Qualifying individuals can obtain a military park pass good for free admission by showing a CPW staff member a valid form of Continue reading

Hunting Licenses On Sale Tomorrow

colorado parksOver the counter hunting licenses will be available for purchase Tuesday through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Those purchasing a license must provide a valid photo ID, proof of residency, social security number, and a hunter education card. Licenses can be purchased in person or online. Those purchasing a license online must provide hunter Continue reading

CPW Considering Increasing License Fees

colorado parksA meeting is being held tonight in Meeker to allow the public and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife to discuss increasing hunting and fishing license fees. CPW is anticipating significant a budge shortfall this year, so increasing these fees could help to offset the deficit. The majority of the CPW wildlife management programs are funded by fees charged Continue reading

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Employees Plead Guilty To Illegal Hunt

colorado parksFour men including two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees have accepted charges related to the illegal killing of a high quality bull elk on private land in October of 2014.  44 year old Thad Bingham, the man who killed the elk, pleaded guilty to trespassing and illegal possession of wildlife in a Garfield County Court late last Continue reading

Big Game Hunts For Kids And Women

colorado parksHunts are being offered this season in Northwest Colorado for area kids and women who have never hunted big game. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a limited number of guided hunts, for novices, through their Hunter Outreach Program. This program is designed specifically for for individuals with limited hunting experience, and is Continue reading

Listen Live To CPW Commission Meetings In Meeker

PARKS AND WILDLIFEThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold meetings this week in Meeker to discuss a variety of issues. The Wildlife Commission will receive updates from the CPW director, regional managers and law enforcement. They will also discuss procedural rules for citizen petitions. The meetings will take place at the Continue reading

Don’t Interact With Young Animals

colorado parksThis is the time of year in Colorado that wild animals are giving birth.  It’s important to remember that if you encounter a young animal to not approach, touch or handle it. People often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or along the side of roads. While they may appear to be abandoned young animals are Continue reading

Routt National Forest Road Closed

routt-natl-forest-signForest Road 250 near Yampa has been temporarily closed on the Routt National Forest during hazard tree removal operations. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of July. Nearly the entire stretch of road on the Yampa Ranger District is affected by the temporary closure. Over six miles in length, the road is located in south Routt County, in the Gore Range. The closure Continue reading

Boat Sober This Weekend

boatingIf you are planning on boating on Colorado waters this weekend make sure you are doing it sober. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend which is a national campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence. Due to this heightened awareness CPW officers Continue reading

Listen Live To CPW Commission Meeting

PARKS AND WILDLIFEThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will be meeting this week in Pueblo to discuss a variety of issues. The Commission will be briefed on the legislative session, the Colorado Lottery, the outdoor recreation industry and other issues. They will also receive updates from CPW Director, and from the Continue reading

Colorado Parks And Wildlife Commission To Meet Next Week

colorado parksThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold a meeting in Grand Junction on May 12th and 13th to discuss issues that affect areas in Northwest Colorado. Specific topics of discussion will include Gunnison Basin elk management, fish diseases in Colorado hatcheries, climate science, revenue generation and Continue reading

Man Fined 15K For Illegal Hunt

confiscatedA Fruita man plead guilty last month to charges stemming from illegally hunting Big Game on the Uncompahgre Plateau in Colorado. 59 year old Melvin Weaver plead guilty to illegal hunting, taking possession of big game, illegal big game hunting without a license, and illegally taking a trophy elk. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife confiscated Continue reading