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Closures For Dam Work At Steamboat Lake

Upgrade and repair work will begin soon on the Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake State Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising the public to observe closure signs and avoid the area Continue reading

Inspections Required Before Boating

Boaters are being reminded that if their boat has been used on any out-of-state waterways, it needs be inspected at one of CPW’s watercraft inspection and decontamination stations before it is operated in Colorado.  CPW has discovered four out-of-state boats Continue reading

CPW Could Increase Fees By 50%

A bill, which is currently working its way through the Colorado State Legislature, looks to establish a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As an agency, CPW gets very little money from the states general fund, with the majority of their funding coming from revenues generated from hunting, fishing and other park Continue reading

Loud Noises May Be Heard During Vulture Removal

Craig officials will again use loud sound making devices in an attempt to relocate the turkey vultures that have taken roost in downtown Craig. Craig Police and members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife will be using shotguns to fire the sound making devices just before dark Continue reading

2017 Colorado Fishing Licenses On Sale

2017 fishing licenses are now on sale in Colorado. Annual licenses will be good April 1st through March 30th of next year, with one-day fishing passes also available for purchase. Licenses can be purchased Continue reading

Listen To CPW Commission Meetings

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission will hold meetings tomorrow and Thursday in Denver. They will be discussing financial sustainability, non-motorized trail grant funding and citizen petitions among other issues. They will also review several game damage claims and proposed property purchases. The meetings will start tomorrow at Continue reading

Donate To Save Endangered Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving you the opportunity to help save endangered animals in the state by making a voluntary donation to the “Non-game and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund” on your 2016 tax return. The Non-game and Endangered Wildlife program supports conservation for numerous species including the black-tailed, white- Continue reading

Free Hunt For Inexperienced Youth

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering six young hunters a chance to win a mentored turkey hunt on private land near Meeker in early April. Local landowners partner with CPW wildlife managers to offer the hunt through the agency’s Hunter Outreach Program. The program is part of CPW’s continuing effort to instill respect for wildlife, the outdoors, and Continue reading

Antler Hunters Should Avoid Wildlife

Shed Antler Hunters in the area need to take the proper steps to avoid disturbing area wildlife during the winter season. The BLM is reminding people planning on collecting antlers that mule deer and elk are especially vulnerable to disturbance during the winter months due to heavy snow which makes it difficult for them to forage. Unintended Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Wildlife Issues In NW Colorado

There will be a Sportsmen’s round-table discussion for the Northwest Region hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The meeting will be next month in Meeker.  Elected representatives from the region will collect information at the meeting on a variety of wildlife related issues and then relay their findings to CPW leadership at the Statewide Sportsman meeting Continue reading

Reserve Camping Spots Now For The Summer

If you are planning on camping in Colorado over the Memorial Day or July 4th weekends, now is the time to reserve your camping spot. Popular campsites around the state can fill up more than six months in advance for these popular holiday weekends, so the Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding campers to reserve their campsites now. Reservations can be Continue reading

New Campground Coming To Elkhead

Construction of a new campground at Elkhead Reservoir was approved by the Craig City Council at their meeting this week. The Colorado River District and Colorado Parks and Wildlife who help to manage the park, also signed off on the project. Multiple council members stated that the new campground should bring more visitors to the area, and will allow more Continue reading