Cpw to host herd management meeting

If you go …

What: Herd management presentation

When: Thursday, July 12, 6 p.m.

Where: Lodore Hall in Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge – Highway 318, turn south at approximately mile marker 10

— For more ionformation, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Meeker office at 970-878-6090

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a meeting to discuss elk management options for Game Management Units 1, 2 and 201, which are recognized as prime hunting areas in northwest Colorado, are managed to produce high-quality elk and require many points to draw a license, the agency announced in a news release.

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in Lodore Hall at the Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife officials will use the public’s input gathered at the meeting to establish population objectives and set the male-female ratio for this herd, according to the release.

“Because of the high-quality hunting in these units and their importance to our local economy landowners, sportsmen, outfitters, business owners and anyone with a vested interest in this big game population should attend and offer their input,” Area Wildlife Manger Bill de Vergie said in the release. 

The benefits and drawbacks of various management alternatives will be discussed, including a status quo option. The public will have an opportunity to indicate their preference through a survey provided at the meeting, the release stated.

“We always merge the public’s input with landowner needs and our research and data to make management decisions the public can support,” de Vergie said in the release.

Lodore Hall is located in Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge – Take Highway 318, turn south at approximately mile marker 10.

To learn more about DAU plans, please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/HerdManagementDAUPlans/Pages/HerdManagementDAUPlans.aspx