Tag Archives: wildlife

Beware Of Thin Ice

With winters return to Northwest Colorado, people out recreating in the back country need to use caution when doing so near frozen bodies of water. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public that while snow may be deep, ponds and streams still may not be frozen enough for winter activity. You should always assume unsafe ice conditions Continue reading

Ring In The New Year At These Events

There are a number of events in Northwest Colorado where you can ring in the New Year with friends and family. The Craig Youth Hockey Association is hosting a family friendly New Years Eve Party at the Moffat County Ice Arena. The event will feature an open skate session with food and beverages. The cost is $6 for the skate and skate Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Maintenance Management Plan

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a Management agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at their meeting last week. The agreements outlines who will be responsible for maintenance of the Swinging Bridge. The County will be in charge of covering routine repairs to the bridge that do not Continue reading

Plan Ahead Before CPW Institutes New Purchasing System

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is about to launch a new integrated purchasing system, which will serve as a one-stop shop for all CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permits. CPW will start transitioning to the Continue reading

Beware Of Aggressive Deer

Deer are mating across Colorado and Colorado  Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts. Bucks can be very aggressive during mating season, becoming much more territorial, which may cause them to attack people who they perceive as potential rivals.  Bucks may also spar with and become tangled in things like Continue reading

Free Park Entry Black Friday

If Black Friday shopping is not your thing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a cheaper, less stressful option for black Friday. CPW is giving away free admission to all State Parks Black Friday as part of the Fresh Air Friday program, which started last year. The CPW Director says this is an Continue reading

Time To Prep Snowmobiles

Snow in the forecast today is a good reminder that now is the time to prepare your snowmobile for winter. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising all snowmobilers to make preparations to their machines and safety equipment, and to get their annual snowmobile registration before heading into the backcountry. You should give your snowmobile Continue reading

Free Park Entry For Veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans to celebrate Veterans Day this Saturday. All veterans and active-duty military, including Reserve and National Guard members, can gain free entry, along with all the other people in their vehicle, to any of Continue reading

Bull Moose Found Shot Dead Near Meeker

A bull moose was found dead, shot and abandoned last month near Rio Blanco County Road 115, east of Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for assistance from the public to find out how it got there.  CPW believes the moose Continue reading

Wildlife On The Move

As this is the time of the year when wildlife begins to move down from the high country, in an effort to get closer to food and water sources, their travel will take them across roadways, increasing the likelihood of vehicle and animal collisions. A majority of Continue reading

Help Protect Bats In Colorado

This week is National Bat Week.  The intent of National Bat Week is to inspire Americans to help protect bats. Colorado is home to 18 species of bats. Colorado Parks and Wildlife monitors bat populations statewide as part of a nationwide effort to detect bat population changes from threats like White-nose Syndrome. White Nose Syndrome is caused by a fungus and is responsible for large scale Continue reading

CPW Releases App For Colorado Anglers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched CPW Fishing, the agency’s official mobile fishing app. The app is designed for anglers seeking information on new fishing locations or needing to check for updated regulations while on the water. CPW Fishing allows anglers to explore the state’s waters, Continue reading