Colorado sees increase in primary hunting applications, park visitation

Primary draw applications in Colorado are up by 74,593 applications from last year, according to data from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “What I can tell you is hunting applications were up, hunting license sales last year were up,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton. “Everything in the COVID era, from a wildlife standpoint, […]

New Colorado laws govern gun storage, lost weapons

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law bills mandating the safe storage of firearms and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons. Democrat sponsors argued the storage bill would help reduce suicides by youth and others, as well as accidental shootings. Republicans questioned whether the bill was intended to criminalize responsible gun owners. […]

Case involving Colorado hunter’s shooting death could go to trial

A man accused of shooting a member of his hunting party is likely to take his case to trial. Harry Watkins, 52, is charged with criminally negligent homicide after he allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old Simon Howell of West Virginia while they were hunting outside Kremmling on Nov. 9. During Watkins’ scheduled arraignment on Thursday, […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife schedules April 28 educational session on wolf reintroduction

Members of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission and interested community members are invited to attend CPW’s first online educational session related to wolf reintroduction efforts on Wednesday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the educational sessions is to provide the Commission and members of the public with a common […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches newsletter for gray wolf reintroduction

Looking to reach as many residents as possible, Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans on rolling out a new gray wolf reintroduction eNewsletter in the coming months in hopes of keeping people up-to-date and included in the reintroduction process. “As the agency begins the planning and implementation process for reintroducing gray wolves to the state, we […]

Trout are biting as spring hatch fills Colorado waters

Dustin Harcourt, wearing a trucker cap and sunglasses, his scraggly hair flowing over his ears into the black hood of his sweatshirt, sat on a 16-foot fiberglass dory, glossy wooden oars at each of his sides. He braved the partly cloudy, slightly breezy Saturday afternoon, with a distinctly cool nip in the air if the […]