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4 months 2 weeks ago

2nd Season Hunting Brings Big Money to Colorado

The second season of hunting starts bright and early Saturday morning in Colorado, and amid all of the excited hunters are millions of dollars being pumped into the state's economy. According to the Parks and Wildlife Department, hunting contributes about $919 million to Colorado's economy every year, El Paso...

1 year 6 months ago

Voters could decide drone hunting licenses

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) - Whether to sell hunting licenses and offer bounties for shooting down drones in a small Colorado town will likely be decided by voters. KMGH-TV ( ) in Denver reports the Deer Trail town board deadlocked on the proposal in a 3-3 vote Tuesday night, sending...

3 years 2 months ago

Dog survives hunting accident

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Hunting laws change for turkeys

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Cougar hunters in CO denied electronic aids

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Moose threatened by sloppy hunters

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...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado plans to allow wild turkey hunting

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Bear hunting bill fails

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Bear hunting bill moves ahead

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Lawmakers consider flexible Colo. bear hunt

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Turkey hunting is hot

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Record pronghorn harvest recorded

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...

4 years 3 days ago

Seminars planned for hunters

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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

DOW seeking landowners for hunting access

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...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Deadline approaches for spring hunting licenses

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." MORE INFORMATION

4 years 3 months ago

Wildlife commissioners to answer questions

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...

4 years 3 months ago

Guide fined in illegal hunting operation

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...

4 years 5 months ago

DOW to hold elk hunting seminar in Woodland Park

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Youth to be taught outdoor skills

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...

5 years 3 months ago

Wet weather helps Colorado pheasants

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...

5 years 5 months ago

Feds reviewing humpback whale status

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...

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