Colorado Parks and Wildlife to consider creating annual and daily passes for wildlife areas

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission in March will consider a proposal to create a new state wildlife area annual pass costing $46.48. The commission also will be considering a daily pass in the $8 to $9 range, consistent with what is charged at state parks. The proposals come after CPW last year began requiring […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife locates, collars gray wolf in north-central Colorado

As Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to work on a plan to reintroduce gray wolves to Colorado, the state agency finds itself dealing with a wolf that may have crossed over into the state in north-central Colorado recently, linking up with a previously-collared male wolf that entered Colorado in 2019 from the Snake River wolf […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife affirms use of electronic calls in mountain lion hunts

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission last week stuck by a decision made last fall to allow the use of electronic calls to hunt mountain lions in some areas, amid continuing debate over the ethics of the practice. The commission approved regulations allowing the practice in accordance with the Western Slope mountain lion management plan […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife approves creation of management plan to reintroduce wolves

At its virtual meeting on January 14, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission provided CPW staff with direction to begin creating a robust, adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves in Colorado with a 10-1 majority vote, according to a press release from the state agency. “We have direction from the voters of Colorado to develop […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife collaring, netting elk to study migration trends

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As part of a study between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the University of Wyoming, wildlife officials have completed their second round of collaring elk in Routt County. Wildlife officials spent Tuesday and Wednesday flying helicopters from Catamount Lake to Mad Creek and shooting 500-pound nets from the low-to-the-ground aircraft to groups […]

Forest fires prompt more than $2 million in refunds to Colorado hunters

When the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak fires were at their peaks in mid-October, Colorado Parks and Wildlife knew the impact was going to be significant on hunting season – both on rates of success and on CPW finances. Randy Hampton is the Public Information Officer for the Northwest Region of Colorado covering Craig and […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases “Learn to Hunt” webinar series

Interested in learning how to hunt but not sure where to start? Now you can listen to expert advice thanks to Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s new “Learn to Hunt” webinar series. The six-episode series, launched in May on Zoom, now lives on CPW’s YouTube channel and is free to all viewers. “Because of COVID-19 we weren’t […]

Homicide charges filed in Grand County hunting death

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has charged one man with homicide for the Nov. 9 shooting of a hunter in Grand County. Harry Watkins, 52, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide after he allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old Simon Howell of West Virginia outside Kremmling. Watkins and Howell were part of the same hunting […]