Colorado Hunting News

Mountain Lion Management Meeting
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is gathering public input for long-range mountain lion management plans in southern Colorado. DOW personnel will be available to answer questions and meet with participants who want to weigh in with their viewpoints. Written comments are also encouraged.
Mountain Lion Management Meetings Set
The meetings will be in the “open house” format, enabling the public to arrive at any time during the three-hour period. DOW personnel will be available to answer questions and meet with participants who want to weigh-in with their viewpoints.
Wolf Management Working Group First Meeting
The 24 members of the Wolf Management Working Group that will draft a statewide wolf management plan for submission to the Division of Wildlife director will hold its first meeting on June 10 in Denver.
Wildlife Commission Approves Elk Licenses for 2004
The Colorado Wildlife Commission approved more than 147,000 antlerless and either-sex elk licenses for the 2004 big-game season—the most in state history—during a regular meeting in Grand Junction. The move reflects an elk herd that exceeds population objectives in some areas of the state.
DOW will Capture Deer in Colorado Springs to Test for CWD
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent discovery of a deer infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Colorado Springs. As part of their analysis, the DOW plans to capture and tag up to 20 deer in the southwest part of the city.
New Theory Supports Indirect Transmission of CWD Possible in Mule Deer
A team of Colorado and Wyoming researchers has reported that chronic wasting disease can be transmitted through environments contaminated by whole carcasses or excrement of animals infected with the fatal illness.
Grants for Wildlife Conservation Available
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has set aside $200,000 for a competitive grants program to help conservation groups and communities around the state implement projects aimed at conserving, restoring or enhancing Colorado’s threatened, endangered and declining wildlife resources, state officials announced this week.
Lion Management Meeting Slated for Fort Collins & Denver
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold two scoping meetings in April as part of its development of plans to manage mountain lions along the northern Front Range.
Uncompahgre Plateau Project Receives National Attention
A project launched more than five years ago by the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) and other agencies to improve wildlife habitat on the Uncompahgre Plateau in southwestern Colorado is now garnering national attention.
DOW Begins 2004 Lynx Releases
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will begin its 2004 lynx releases Saturday in southwestern Colorado as part of the agency’s long-term effort to restore the native cat to Colorado.