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Northwest Colorado anglers who have liked Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Facebook and followed the agency on Twitter already have picked up on some valuable information to guide their spring fishing trips.
Possession limits removed due to illegal smallmouth bass stocking
The illegal stocking of smallmouth bass at Miramonte Reservoir will force Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials to treat and drain the lake this fall. As of April 1 all bag and possession limits for smallmouth bass and trout have been lifted, according to a CPW news release. CPW will partially drain Miramonte this fall and treat it with an organic pesticide to kill all the remaining fish. Restocking will occur shortly after the treatment is completed.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting families to come out April 27 for the sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day in Palisade.
With big-game herds moving back to higher ground, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reopened the Byers Canyon Shooting Range for 2013.
The Focus on Forever conference is designed to provide existing and new outdoors instructors with the latest training to teach skills such as archery, cast-iron cooking, shooting, canoeing and kayaking, among others.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission is traveling this week to Alamosa, the site of this month’s regular meeting.
Last spring, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office filed a combined 32 misdemeanor charges and six felony charges against the men after a joint investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting and fishing licenses for the 2013-14 season are on sale at retail outlets, Parks and Wildlife offices and online. The deadline to apply for a big game hunting tag is April 2.
CPW, Denver Water cite drought conditions for decision
In response to ongoing drought conditions on the Front Range, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Friday it would drain Antero Reservoir.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife honored employees during an awards banquet in February in Colorado Springs. Among the winners were two Parks and Wildlife officials based in Steamboat Springs: aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson and property technician Steve Baumgardner.
Antler hunting prohibited at Dinosaur National Monument
As antler collectors travel the backcountry in search of fresh sheds this spring, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking them to avoid stressing wildlife still struggling to survive the cold weather and the lack of forage.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting guided youth turkey hunts April 26 to 28 on private land near Meeker. The opportunity is available to three hunters as old as 18.
During the past 10 to 15 years, two of the three bighorn sheep herds in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area have experienced population declines possibly resulting from bacterial pneumonia, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release.