November 26, 2012 8:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A wide-ranging bill to give hunters and fishermen more access to public lands has stalled in the Senate after Republicans said it spends too much money. Republicans supported opening lands for outdoorsmen and many other provisions in the bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, but GOP... more »
December 14, 2011 5:59 PM
Lisa Berg and Jeff Snyder take their dog Reka, a Malamute/Husky mix, hiking everyday. She has even climbed with Jeff to the top of some 14'ers. But on Saturday, their hike in the Pike National Forest near their home in Divide went terribly wrong.
"He heard a gun shot... more »
December 14, 2011 2:38 PM
Veterinarian Lisa Berg has taken care of her own dogs before. In fact, she and her husband Jeff Snyder adopted their malamute/husky mix Reka after she came in as a puppy and her owners gave her up. But what happened to Reka Saturday made Lisa's heart stop.
Jeff had... more »
November 15, 2011 7:25 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado parks and wildlife commissioners have adopted changes in the state's regulations for hunting turkeys, now that the birds' growing numbers are starting to cause problems for farmers and ranchers.
Wildlife officials say that in some spots, large flocks have been heading to cattle ranches, farms... more »
November 12, 2011 1:18 PM
DENVER (AP) - Cougar hunters in Colorado have lost their fight to use electronic predator-call aids.
The Denver Post reports that the Parks and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously Friday to maintain the state's prohibition on use of electronic calls in hunting any species.
Predator-call devices are programmed to... more »
November 6, 2011 11:45 AM
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife authorities say the state's small moose population faces a frustrating threat: sloppy hunters who think they're aiming at elk. The Summit Daily News reports that just halfway through this year's fall rifle season, officials know of 11 moose accidentally killed. Last year the number... more »
September 19, 2011 5:34 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado's efforts in the 1980s to reintroduce the wild turkey have been successful. Colorado wildlife officials are now developing a plan to issue unlimited over-the-counter hunting licenses to help rid areas of so-called "conflict turkeys."
The Denver Post reports that the turkeys now number 35,000 and... more »
May 10, 2011 11:28 PM
DENVER (AP) - A bill allowing more time for bear hunting in Colorado has died as this year's legislative session winds down. The proposal was postponed on the House calendar Tuesday. It won't have enough time to pass this year because the Legislature adjourns Wednesday. House Bill 1294 would have... more »
May 4, 2011 7:42 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado House has given initial approval to a proposal to potentially expand the bear hunting season to manage the animals' population. Lawmakers advanced the measure Wednesday but it passed by only one vote. The bill seeks to repeal a voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from... more »
April 17, 2011 12:48 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population in the state are talking about giving wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted.
A proposal set for its first hearing Monday would repeal a 1992 voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from March... more »
March 23, 2011 7:05 PM
Turkey hunting is the fastest-growing form of hunting in the country according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Since 1991, participation in turkey hunting has increased at a rate double that of population growth in the United States. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a wild turkey hunting... more »
March 23, 2011 12:04 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Division of Wildlife says hunters harvested a record 12,301 pronghorn last year as access to licenses and lands grew. That topped the previous high of 10,941 set in 2009.
The division uses phone and online surveys to estimate harvests. It reports that elk hunters... more »
March 1, 2011 2:46 PM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold three hunting seminars in eastern El Paso County to help big game hunters prepare for the 2011 seasons. Wildlife managers will answer questions and talk about changes for this year. Presenters will also explain the Division's preference point system and offer tips for... more »
February 7, 2011 10:29 AM
DENVER (AP)-The deadline to apply for a Colorado turkey hunting license for the spring season is Thursday.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says turkey hunting is one of the fastest growing forms of hunting in North America, and the state's population of wild turkeys is larger than ever.
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February 7, 2011 8:48 AM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for landowners in southeast Colorado who are willing to lease their land for hunting access for the 2011 seasons. "We are looking at the Division's ability to sustain the program and the potential for it to expand," said Lamar Area Wildlife Manager Travis... more »
February 2, 2011 3:59 PM
The deadline to apply for a Colorado turkey hunting license for this spring is a week from tomorrow, Feb. 10.
According to Randy Hampton, Colorado Division of Wildlife, "Turkey hunting is one of the fastest growing forms of hunting in North America."
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December 3, 2010 11:03 PM
A 50 year old Colorado Springs man is accused of firing a hunting rifle inside his home-- twice. One of the bullets travelled through David James' home and into his neighbors home in the 1200 block of N. Weber Street.
Police say his neighbor could have been seriously hurt... more »
November 30, 2010 3:18 PM
Colorado Wildlife Commissioners John Singletary and Tim Glenn will hold a question-and-answer session in Pueblo on December 8 at Lake Pueblo State Park.
People will have a chance to meet their wildlife commissioners, allow the commissioners to hear concerns and suggestions from the public and answer questions about Colorado's... more »
November 18, 2010 6:45 PM
A longtime outfitter from Parker and three out-of-state clients have been fined almost $40,000 in an illegal hunting case in eastern Colorado.
The case focused on Thomas Tietz, 56, and incidents that happened in Lincoln and Elbert counties from 2006 to 2008.
Tietz was fined $13,750 and was... more »
September 29, 2010 11:19 AM
Hunters interested in improving their success rate are invited to a free Colorado Division of Wildlife seminar at the Woodland Park Public Library, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The clinic covers several topics including preparation for the hunt, elk biology, hunting techniques, and ethical hunting. Specific information about hunting around... more »
September 20, 2010 8:39 AM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says that as of Friday, about 200 bear licenses were still available to hunters for an area stretching from north of Vail, west to Glenwood Springs and south to Aspen.
The division made 1,035 licenses available for the area this fall, up from 630... more »
September 10, 2010 4:45 PM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a youth skills day at the Ramah State Wildlife Area northeast of Colorado Springs on September 25. Youngsters interested in fishing, archery and shotgun shooting are invited come out to the free one-day event anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. "This is... more »
August 27, 2010 8:24 AM
A longtime Colorado hunting outfitter and a hunting guide indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver are accused of putting out hundreds of pounds of salt to lure deer and elk for their clients.
State and federal authorities say Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh of Meeker and Brian Douglas Kunz... more »
June 14, 2010 12:50 PM
A La Plata County man has pleaded guilty to putting out salt to attract Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in an area northeast of Vallecito Reservoir in southwest Colorado. Baiting big game wildlife in Colorado is illegal.
Dave Hall, 52, who lives in the Vallecito area, pleaded guilty to one... more »
May 13, 2010 11:11 AM
Federal energy leases are being offered in an area of northern Colorado that is prized by hunters and anglers for its biological richness.
Leases on about 11,400 acres of public land near Walden were up for bid in the Bureau of Land Management's quarterly auction Thursday in Denver.
... more »
March 14, 2010 11:27 AM
There will be a free hunting seminar on Monday, March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m., at DOW office on 4255 Sinton Road in Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be holding the seminar to help big game hunters prepare for the 2010 seasons. The DOW staff... more »
November 17, 2009 7:34 AM
Colorado wildlife officials say an unusually wet spring and summer in the Eastern Plains has helped improve nesting habitat for pheasants, boosting their number to the highest in years. Division of Wildlife small game manager Ed Gorman says that should translate into an exceptional year for hunters.
Population surveys... more »
September 28, 2009 12:57 PM
The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades.
Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly... more »
September 4, 2009 5:13 PM
Labor day weekend is one of the busiest of the year for campers and hikers hitting the high country. It's also archery season for deer and elk, and thousands of hunters are also in the mountains.
The Division of Wildlife's asking everyone to be careful and respectful. They also... more »