Mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease to be widespread in western Colorado this year

Deer hunters in much of western Colorado should be prepared to comply with a free, mandatory testing requirement for chronic wasting disease this fall as Colorado Parks and Wildlife undertakes what the agency is calling an effort to “test the rest” of the state for the disease. “In general this year we’re trying to kind […]

Colorado Hunter Q&A with Randy Hampton

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Northwest Region Public Information Officer Q. What kind of impact will COVID-19 have on this year’s hunting seasons? A. This is a really tough question to answer because it relies on a bit of guessing and a whole bunch of factors that are outside of CPW’s control.  Fortunately, hunting is a […]

Letter from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Wow! What a crazy year. Like most of you, after a long few months of social distancing and Stay at Home orders, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking forward to the 2020 big game hunting seasons. Fall is such a beautiful time of year here and it’s always great to get out and enjoy in […]

Some dates have changed in 2020-2024 hunting seasons

You’ll notice some differences in this year’s hunting season schedule. Colorado Parks and Wildlife made some big changes to hunting season structures for elk and deer for 2020 through 2024 during its annual five-year big game season structure process, spelling some different dates for different seasons. “It’s a slight adjustment, but people need to be aware […]

$2.57 million awarded to fund elk studies and habitat improvement across Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — More than $2.57 million will fund projects aimed at studying declining elk populations across Colorado and to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife. From 1999 to 2015, herd populations have shrunk more than 50%, exacerbated by an increase in hunting from 2003 to 2004, according to studies from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. […]

Moffat County gains more than 25,000 acres for seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities as part of Public Access Program

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced in May that its Public Access Program would be increasing in 2020 by 206,520 acres, providing even more seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities on Colorado trust land across the state. Of those 206,520 acres, roughly 25,575 acres were added in Moffat County, making up roughly 12% of added acreage across Colorado. Acreage […]

The 2020 edition Colorado Hunter is here!

It’s that time of year again, when hunters converge on Western Colorado for some of the best hunting in the world. And Colorado Hunter, the premier guide to big-game hunting in Western Colorado, is here to ensure you’re up to date on the latest news and trends. That includes the impacts hunters may experience from […]