August 6, 2012 7:50 PM
Federal officials say they are investigating the poisoning deaths of four wolves and six eagles found in May in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement Monday that the animals were found near the Big Prairie Ranger Station.
Recent laboratory results concluded... more »
March 6, 2012 1:40 PM
The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources department won the 2011 Department of Defense-level Military Installation Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created this annual award in 2004 for the military installation that promotes conservation on military lands in the last... more »
February 15, 2012 6:03 PM
You may have noticed some construction on I-25 between Fountain and Pueblo. It's an area of highway that unfortunately sees a number of accidents involving wildlife. So now, C-Dot is putting up a fence to try and keep wildlife off the road. The area under construction stretches from the Ray... more »
November 12, 2011 1:55 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A bear and her two cubs were killed this week near Grand Junction by Colorado wildlife authorities after the bears became a nuisance.
The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that the bears were killed after eating from garbage cans from Aspen to the Grand Junction... 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 »
August 19, 2011 8:28 AM
ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is trying to figure out how to deal with an accounting error by the Division of Wildlife that will continue to drain resources for several more years.
The balance in the Wildlife Cash Fund, which pays for most game-management... more »
July 24, 2011 2:22 PM
The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than... more »
July 18, 2011 10:27 PM
Griffin Smith and the family cat were just waking up for breakfast in their west Colorado Springs home. When they walked in to the kitchen he realized he wasn't the only early bird. "I saw my cat really puffed up and he looked unhappy so I wasn't sure what was... more »
July 7, 2011 6:46 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Vehicle collisions with wildlife are decreasing at the Air Force Academy but they're still the second-leading cause of accidents there.
The academy says 237 vehicle-animal collisions were recorded from 2001 to 2010, compared with 401 in the decade before that.
The most... more »
May 16, 2011 8:02 PM
Last night, Cyndi Walker got closer to Mother Nature than she would have liked. She was driving home along Austin Bluffs just east of Union when she spotted a large black bear running across the road toward her vehicle.
"I'm like, alright I'll swerve to the right and I... more »
May 16, 2011 4:46 PM
Earlier I posted a story about Cyndi Walker who was hit by a bear last night as she was driving home from work along Austin Bluffs Parkway. A spokesperson for the Colorado Spring Police Department says drivers should report all traffic accidents involving wildlife even in situations like Cyndi's where... 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 25, 2011 6:47 PM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says it's time to prepare for bears.
Black bears are opportunistic feeders that will eagerly exploit any available food source.
"During the summer, a bear's primary concern is finding food," said Albert Romero, a District Wildlife Manager in De Beque." It's a lot... more »
March 10, 2011 7:32 PM
Gov. John Hickenlooper continus his efforts to combine the state Parks Department with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
He met today with the parks board and the Wildlife Commission outlining how the agencies have many shared missions.
"The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks are well... 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 16, 2011 2:49 PM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is stepping up monitoring efforts in the bat population, looking for evidence of white-nose syndrom.
"Bats are an important yet under-appreciated part of our world and this threat is something we should all be worried about," said Tina Jackson, a Species Conservation Coordinator for... more »
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 »
January 5, 2011 2:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - Bear hunters say it's unethical to kill an bear in its den. But after a northwest Colorado hunter killed a black bear in a cave last month, Colorado wildlife officials are moving ahead with a formal ban on den hunting.
The state Wildlife Commission decided unanimously... more »
December 14, 2010 6:35 PM
DENVER (AP) - Wildlife officials are taking another look at bringing wolverines back to Colorado. The state started considering the idea when it looked at reintroducing lynx years ago, but the state proceeded with lynx first, in 1999.
Colorado Division of Wildlife Director Tom Remington says wildlife officials are... more »
December 8, 2010 10:54 PM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking for information on two men videotaped putting parts of a cut-up deer into a dumpster behind the Domino's at South Academy and Hancock. Surveillance cameras show the duo pull up in a dark colored Dodge pickup and start tossing deer meat into the... more »
December 2, 2010 7:48 PM
The Colorado Wildlife Commission will get its first look at potential impacts of Denver Water's proposal to increase trans-mountain diversions from the Fraser River to the Front Range next week. That meeting will happen on December 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza at 2886 S.... 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 8, 2010 1:53 AM
Nancy Lewis Park is normally filed with families, dogs and even ducks. But lately, neighbors have noticed something out of the ordinary. One of the ducks that frequents the park has a large dart shot into its wing. "It was odd that I saw it sitting all by itself when... more »
October 29, 2010 2:28 PM
DENVER, Colo.-- The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Operation Game Thief are offering a $1,000 reward for information about a poaching incident that happened in Park County. A bull elk and a buck mule deer were shot near Eleven Mile Reservoir last weekend.
The carcass of the elk was... more »
October 29, 2010 9:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A team of scientists are leaving on a research cruise to see if the BP oil spill hurt deep-sea coral and organisms that live around natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's counterintuitive, but scientists say an oil spill could hurt... more »
October 15, 2010 9:12 AM
Rocky Mountain Arsenal is celebrating the end of years of cleanup work to transform it from a chemical weapons-making site for the Army into a national wildlife refuge.
A ceremony Friday marks the end of major environmental cleanup work at the northeast Denver site.
It also marks the... more »
October 8, 2010 8:47 AM
The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved acquiring conservation easements on more than 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat in eastern and western Colorado.
Easements provide landowners financial incentives for agreeing not to develop the property.
The easements approved by the commission Wednesday are in Kit Carson, Yuma and Routt... more »
September 29, 2010 9:29 AM
The U.S. Air Force is giving people more time to comment on a proposal that would establish areas in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for low-altitude training flights.
The Air Force initially asked that comments be received by Oct. 4. That has been pushed back to Nov. 15... more »
September 17, 2010 1:43 PM
Colorado wildlife officials are declaring victory in their 11-year effort to reintroduce lynx to the state.
The Division of Wildlife said Friday that the cats are reproducing faster than they're dying, a sign of a self-sustaining population.
Colorado's native lynx died out in the early 1970s because of... more »
September 14, 2010 10:09 AM
Firms from around the world are competing to design a wildlife crossing that could be installed over Interstate 70 in Vail.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is working with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University on the contest and five firms have been selected as finalists. The... more »
September 14, 2010 8:45 AM
The state Division of Wildlife says it is trying to figure out how to manage an influx of nonnative fish species that have been illegally introduced in two western Colorado reservoirs.
DOW spokesman Randy Hampton says Rifle Gap in western Colorado had four species of fish in 1974 and... 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 »
September 3, 2010 12:51 PM
Wildlife authorities say a run-in between a moose and a toddler in north-central Colorado appears to be a freak accident.
The moose trampled the child as he played on the beach of Shadow Mountain Reservoir near Grand Lake on Thursday. The boy was airlifted to a Denver area hospital... more »
September 1, 2010 9:43 AM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hiring District Wildlife Managers. This is one of the few entry-level positions in the wildlife field that allows a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional seeking a career change the opportunity to have an immediate impact on wildlife. Responsibilities include: wildlife management, law... more »
August 25, 2010 10:00 AM
Colorado has been awarded a $124,000 grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to battle invasive mussels. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will use the money to publish a manual outlining procedures to stop the spread of mussels from a waterway that's already contaminated. The manual will be available... more »
August 16, 2010 3:22 PM
Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico's Northeast Heights neighborhood came face-to-face with a bear Sunday morning.
Jackie Vigeon first spotted the bear in one of the trees in her yard.
She called the Department of Game and Fish and they told her to try and keep the bear scared... more »
July 30, 2010 9:53 AM
Montana wildlife officials say they have captured the fourth and final grizzly bear believed involved in the fatal mauling of a Michigan man at a campground near Yellowstone National Park.
A sow and two of her three cubs had been trapped by Thursday. The final year-old cub was found... more »
July 12, 2010 10:26 AM
The smallest victims may be the biggest challenge for crews rescuing birds fouled with oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Some have gotten separated from their parents, or lost them when they died in a slick. Lucky orphans are taken to a cleaning center at Fort Jackson, La.,... more »
July 9, 2010 9:13 AM
A 51-year-old man is out of the hospital after being attacked by a bear in his home in Bailey in the mountains west of Denver.
State wildlife officials say the man, whose name wasn't released, was bitten by the bear early Thursday when he found the animal in the... more »
July 2, 2010 11:41 AM
A federal judge says a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that accused BP of killing turtles as it burns oil from its blown-out Gulf well. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said Friday that lawyers would be in court later in the day to announce details. The lawsuit filed... 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 »
June 4, 2010 11:33 AM
Some residents on the east side of Pueblo woke up to find an unusual visitor in their neighborhood. A bear climbed up a tree inside a yard on E. 5th St. by Troy Ave. Pueblo Police, Pueblo Fire and the Division of Wildlife responded. The bear was tranquilized and captured.... more »
May 28, 2010 8:48 AM
A new billboard has gone up just west of Idaho Springs along Interstate 70 to urge drivers to report wildlife they see near the highway.
A coalition of businesses, state agencies and nonprofits wants to reduce the number wildlife-vehicle collisions on Colorado highways.
The groups are asking drivers... more »
May 24, 2010 12:05 PM
Every year, thousands of big game animals and birds die of injuries caused by fences. However, as a new Colorado Division of Wildlife publication explains, it is possible to build effective fences that meet the needs of landowners and that minimize harm to wildlife. The new publication, "Fencing with Wildlife... more »
May 19, 2010 8:36 AM
A federal judge has grudgingly granted the federal government a ninth delay in responding to lawsuits challenging a plan to open nearly 2 million acres of public land in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado to oil shale development.
U.S. District Court Judge John Kane granted the request last week, extending... more »