Tag Archives: wildlife

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

No Limit On Small Mouth Bass

kid-fishing-400In an effort to drive down the population of non-native small mouth bass there are no bag or possession limits for small mouth bass in Colorado waters that are west of the Continue reading

‘Cast ‘N’ Blast’ For Novice Women In NW Colorado

colorado parksA seminar is being offered to women in Colorado who want to learn the basics of fly fishing and how to properly use a shotgun. The ‘Cast ‘n’ Blast’ seminar is being put on by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife on June 12th in Kremmling. The class is geared towards novices so no experience is required.  Attendants Continue reading

Bow Hunter Safety Course

colorado parksA bow hunter safety course for all experience levels is being offered next month near Grand Junction. The course is being put on by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and will take place at Horse Thief Canyon State Wildlife Area near Fruita on May 14th and 15th.  You must Continue reading

Inspection Required To Boat In CO

boatingBoating season is approaching and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people that they must get their boat inspected before being taken out on Colorado waters if the boat was used outside the state last year. CPW requires any boat that was launched outside of the state of Colorado to be inspected for any aquatic nuisance species before being put into Continue reading

Meeting In Craig To Discuss Endangered Fish In CO

colorado parksA meeting has been scheduled to allow anglers in Northwest Colorado to receive information and make comments on the Upper Colorado River Basin Endangered Fish Recovery Program.  The meeting, hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and will take place in Craig, Thursday April 14th, from 6 to 8, at Craig City Halls.  The meeting will give the public a Continue reading

Turkey Hunt Offered For Novice Hunters Near Craig

Wild_turkey_eastern_usAnother turkey hunt is being offered to young inexperienced hunters in Northwest Colorado by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The third annual Douglas Mountain Spring Turkey Hunt will take place just west of Craig on may 7th and 8th, and is open to four young Continue reading