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Archive for the ‘Colorado Parks and Wildlife News’ Category


Man Attacked by Black Bear, South Park CO

Jerry Neal CPW Statewide 303-866-3203 x4604 720-398-7912 SOUTH PARK, Colo. – A man sustained minor injuries after being attacked by a black bear near Red Hill in South Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials said the attack occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Friday evening. The man, who was scouting for a hunting trip, was […]

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Unique Teacher Workshops at Mueller State Park

Contact Name: Linda Groat Contact Phone: 719-687-2366 Unique Teacher Workshops at Mueller State Park Mueller State Park is offering three unique workshops for Teachers. Learn new ways to catch your students interest and get them engaged in math, science and reading! In these day-long classes, teachers will walk away with lots of new ideas, award-winning […]

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FREE FISHING EVENTS FOR KIDS IN SOUTHEAST COLORADO

FREE FISHING EVENTS FOR KIDS IN SOUTHEAST COLORADO

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BOATERS SHOULD DE-WINTERIZE BOATS FOR SPRING

CPW REMINDS BOATERS TO DE-WINTERIZE BOATS FOR SPRING DENVER – As the spring season emerges and temperatures begin to rise, many parks again open for boating between now and April 1. Now is the time to properly de-winterize boats to make sure it is functional before heading out on the water. “When nice weekends start […]

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GUIDED YOUTH TURKEY HUNT OFFERED

ANOTHER GUIDED YOUTH TURKEY HUNT OFFERED IN NW COLORADO, OFFERED BY CPW CRAIG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two more young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place the weekend of May 2-3, 2015, the hunt is made possible […]

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JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR STATE PARK BOAT RAMPS OPEN

JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR STATE PARK BOAT RAMPS OPEN HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir will be opening the East and West Boat Ramps for the summer season March 15. The water levels are similar to last year resulting in plenty of room for people to enjoy fishing, boating and other recreation on the reservoir. The […]

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BOATERS AT LATHROP STATE PARK CAN LOOK FORWARD TO AN EARLIER START ON THE LAKE

BOATERS AT LATHROP STATE PARK CAN LOOK FORWARD TO AN EARLIER START ON THE LAKE This year boaters at Lathrop State Park can hit the water a month earlier than past years. Boat ramps to Martin and Horseshoe Lakes will open March 15 and remain open daily for the rest of the season from sunrise […]

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BIG GAME APPLICATION 101 IN LAMAR, MARCH 19

BIG GAME APPLICATION 101 IN LAMAR, MARCH 19 LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free help to hunters who wish to participate in the big game season this year. CPW will host a Big Game Application 101 class in Lamar on March 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held […]

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PLAN SPRING, SUMMER CAMPING NOW

The latest blast of cold and snow may place camping low on the New Year’s priority list, however, Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggests now is the best time to plan a spring or summer getaway at Colorado State Parks.

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CPW SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT POACHING INCIDENT NEAR KIM

CPW SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT POACHING INCIDENT NEAR KIM KIM, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a poaching incident that occurred in southeastern Colorado, just east of the town of Kim, in Game Management Unit 143. On Dec. 10, the carcass of a small buck deer was found on the eastern edge […]

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CPW TO CONDUCT HELICOPTER INVENTORY FLIGHTS

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is taking to the skies in search of big game animals. Over the next two months CPW employees in the southeast region will fly across large portions of wildlife habitat in search of animals to classify by sex and age, while others will gather biological data on the ground.

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MORE ELK POACHED IN NW COLORADO,

Contact Name: Mike Porras Contact Phone: 970-255-6162 MORE ELK POACHED IN NW COLORADO, HUNTERS CAN EARN A LICENSE OR POINTS FOR INFORMATION MAYBELL, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Northwest Colorado, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game […]

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Pheasant and Quail Season Opening Nov. 8.

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2014-15 Eastern Plains Upland Forecast is just in time for pheasant and quail season opening Nov. 8. Across much of Colorado’s core pheasant range, the effects of drought were clear and significant in terms of the total population of pheasants. Two successive years of drought have finally given way […]

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POACHING AND ITS PROBLEMS

POACHING AND ITS PROBLEMS Written by Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Mike Brown, Kim/Pritchett. With some fall hunting seasons underway and many just around the corner, wildlife officers are often asked about the problems they anticipate and how prevalent poaching is within a particular area. Obviously these answers may vary widely, depending upon […]

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CPW STAFF CONTRIBUTE TO VIABILITY OF RIO GRANDE CUTTHROAT

DURANGO, Colo. — Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW), one of several agencies comprising the Rangewide Rio Grande Cutthroat Conservation Team, celebrates the recent announcement from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that effectively states the danger of extinction no longer exists for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout. USFWS removed the Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus […]

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SEASONAL CLOSURES AT CRAWFORD, PAONIA STATE PARKS

SEASONAL CLOSURES AT CRAWFORD, PAONIA STATE PARKS MONTROSE, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) Paonia State Park has closed for the winter season. There are no facilities available at Paonia during the winter months. Paonia State Park will reopen for the summer season May 2015. In addition, CPW Crawford State Park boat ramp is […]

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LAST MONTH FOR BOATING AT JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR STATE PARK

LAST MONTH FOR BOATING AT JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR STATE PARK HASTY, Colo. – Fall has officially arrived which means the end of boating season at John Martin Reservoir State Park is drawing near. Boating season will come to a close at the reservoir Oct. 31, but there are still plenty of other outdoor activities to […]

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STATE PARKS BEGIN TO CLOSE SWIM BEACHES FOR THE SEASON

STATE PARKS BEGIN TO CLOSE SWIM BEACHES FOR THE SEASON DENVER – This weekend is your last chance for some fun in the sun at several of Colorado State Parks swim beaches around the state. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the swimming season for many state parks but there are some swim beaches […]

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SWIM BEACH TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR

SWIM BEACH TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR HASTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has temporarily closed the swim beach at Lake Hasty after water quality test results revealed higher than normal bacteria levels. The swim beach was closed Wednesday afternoon, August 13. The water in John Martin Reservoir is tested for quality, as […]

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LEFTOVER LICENSES STILL AVAILABLE FOR PRONGHORN, ELK, BEAR, DEER AND TURKEY

LEFTOVER LICENSES STILL AVAILABLE FOR PRONGHORN, ELK, BEAR, DEER AND TURKEY

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