Tag Archives: wildlife

Multiple Factors Affecting Mule Deer

MULE DEERThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife is learning about the complexity of managing the mule deer population after participating in two separate studies.  One recently published in Global Change Biology today, analyzed the correlation between weather, energy development and residential development and the number of young mule deer that survive the winter months in particular areas of Colorado.  The observational study found that as residential development increased, the Continue reading

CPW Prepares For Wolves In Northern Colorado

Grey_WolfDue to an increase in wolf sightings, Colorado Parks and Wildlife are preparing for the possibility that the species will establish its self in the northern part of the state. There have been numerous confirmed sightings in recent years, including a grey wolf that Continue reading

Help Set A World Record

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for participants to help them set a world record this weekend at Stagecoach State Park. The “End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest” starts at noon tomorrow, at the park’s marina and swim beach. All stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and belly boarders, can attend the event, and help in the Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Hunting And Fishing Fees

colorado parksAnother meeting to discuss increasing Colorado hunting and fishing license fees will take place this Wednesday in Kremmling. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is anticipating a significant budge shortfall this year, so increasing fees could help offset the deficit. The majority of the C-P-W management programs are funded by fees charged for hunting and fishing licenses. Unlike other state agencies, C-P-W does not receive money Continue reading

Catch And Keep An Unlimited Amount Of Fish

kid-fishing-400Fishers and Anglers in the area can now catch and keep an unlimited amount of fish from the Harvey Gap Reservoir about 8 miles northeast of Rifle. The Silt Water Conservation District must drain the reservoir in order to inspect the dam. Due to the planned drainage, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has Continue reading

Fees For Hunting And Fishing Licenses May Increase

colorado parksAnother meeting to discuss increasing Colorado hunting and fishing license fees will take place on Wednesday August 10th at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Steamboat. CPW is anticipating a significant budge shortfall this year, so increasing fees could help to offset the deficit. The majority of the CPW wildlife management programs are funded by fees charged for hunting and fishing licenses. Unlike other state agencies, Continue reading

Free Park Entry For Colorado Day

colorado parksThere will be free entry Monday to all Colorado state parks.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is waiving entry fees at all 42 state parks in honor of Colorado Day.  Colorado Day celebrates the anniversary of Colorado’s State hood which occurred on August 1st, 1876. Fishing or camping licenses and Continue reading

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