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 […]

Colorado hunter’s prowess earns return appearance in best-of-the-best ‘Extreme Huntress’ competition

‘Extreme Huntress’ 10th Anniversary competitors were, left to right, Lindsey Christensen, Jackie Gross Guccini, Ulrika Karlson-Arne and Angie Tennison (Photo by Tom Opre, ExtremeHuntress.com).   Go bow hunting with Jackie Gross Guccini of Silt, Colorado, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone more skilled or passionate about the sport — and, more importantly, sharing it […]

DNA testing is revolutionary tool for hunting investigators

Kim Frazier can’t hide her delight in retelling the story of the bear that helped investigators crack a Colorado poaching case. She’s director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Forensic & Fish Health Laboratory, which does DNA testing for more than a dozen state wildlife agencies including Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Our favorite case […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it will move forward with wolf reintroduction after ballot measure appears to pass

DENVER — Colorado’s wildlife agency said Thursday it considers a ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state to have passed after a group that opposes the initiative conceded the race and the agency consulted with the office of Gov. Jared Polis. An announcement by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that it would begin planning for […]