Tag Archives: wildlife

Record Number Of Wolves And Livestock Killed

Nearly 250 livestock animals were killed by Grey Wolves last year in Wyoming, according to a new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, setting a new record for the state. The record number of livestock deaths, resulted in wildlife managers killing nearly 115 wolves, which is also a Continue reading

Hunter Education Class Next Week

The City of Steamboat Springs Summer A.S.S.E.T. Camps are partnering with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to offer a full Hunter Education certification class next week. The class will be held Monday through Friday, with classroom sessions in the morning and activities in the afternoon. The class is designed for kids between 10 and 14 years Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading

Wildlife Offender Ordered To Pay Thousands

A California man was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and may lose his Colorado hunting privileges for life, after pleading guilty to committing a variety of wildlife crimes in Northwest Colorado.  29-year-old Kyle Odle will have to pay more than $16,000 after pleading guilty to providing false information to obtain a big game license, hunting Continue reading

Hayden Shooting Range Closed Tomorrow

The Hayden Shooting Range will be closed beginning tomorrow to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make upgrades to the facility. The range will be closed for approximately two weeks while CPW installs new berms to help better define the three separate rifle ranges and will also expand the Continue reading

Free Fishing This Weekend In Colorado

Anglers in Northwest Colorado can fish for free this weekend at all the state’s parks. Colorado Parks and Wildlife designates the first weekend in June every year as Free Fishing Weekend. This is the only Continue reading

Don’t Interact With Young Wildlife

This 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 in the wild to not approach, touch or handle it. People often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, near trails or along the side of roads. While they may appear to be abandoned, it is quite Continue reading

Check Out A Park Pass At Local Libraries

Libraries throughout Northwest Colorado are participating this year in the Check-Out Colorado State Parks Programs. All of the county and regional libraries in the area, along with state run colleges like CNCC and Colorado Mountain College, have state park passes and an activity backpack available for check out. The park Continue reading

Be Aware Of Bears

With multiple reports of bear sightings near Steamboat recently, it’s important to be aware of what to do in the event of a bear encounter. In early spring, bears usually find sources of natural food, but when food becomes scarce, some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Bear and human Continue reading

New Requirements For Colorado Boaters

As we get closer to tubing and water skiing season, its important to be aware of newl requirements for Colorado boaters. In an effort to mitigate costs, while continuing to prevention zebra and quagga muscles from spreading to the state’s waters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has instituted new regulations for 2017. In addition to required Continue reading

Bill That Would Have Increased Park Fees Fails

The bill that would have established a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife was defeated last week in the Senate Finance Committee. The bill would have allowed CPW to increase park fees by as much as 50% and would have established additional fees for boaters in the state. As Continue reading

Listen To CPW Commission Meetings

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction. The meetings will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 12:30. The commission will be discussing the Colorado Trail Continue reading