Colorado Hunting News

Hunting is Becoming Safer
Colorado had one of the safest hunting seasons on record in 2003, according to state wildlife officials. Unfortunately, seven accidents did occur including two deaths, underscoring the importance of taking the basic, essential steps necessary for a safe hunt.
DOW Decides not to Expand CWD Disposal System
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will not proceed with plans to build a new incinerator in Larimer County for the disposal of deer and elk heads that have been tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD), state wildlife officials said Tuesday.
Turkey Hunting Seminar
Colorado’s 2004 Spring Turkey Season is approaching and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is putting on a turkey-hunting seminar to help hunters learn more about turkeys.
Robust Elk License Sales Offset Poor Hunting Conditions
Poor hunting conditions brought on by warm, dry weather during Colorado’s 2003 big game seasons were offset by near-record elk license sales and good late-season success, resulting in the third largest elk harvest in state history.
Two Men Arrested in Poaching Case
Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) officers recently arrested two Colorado residents suspected of poaching five deer on the Western Slope over a four-month period on winter range, when deer are most vulnerable.
Suspect Arrested for Poaching a Bighorn Sheep
A 25-year-old man suspected of illegally killing a trophy-size bighorn sheep in Glenwood Canyon, a well-known habitat for the state’s official mammal, is being held on a $50,000 bond in Garfield County Jail.
DOW Offers Free Turkey-Hunting Seminar
With spring fast approaching, now is the time for turkey hunters to learn the difference between a Merriam's and a Rio Grande.
Debeque Canyon Bighorn Reintroduction Effort Complete
State and federal wildlife officials released 15 Colorado bighorn sheep last week on federal land northeast of Grand Junction, wrapping up a yearlong initiative to reintroduce the official state animal to part of its native range.
DOW will Hold Meetings on Wolf Management Plan
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold public forums in six locations around Colorado in March as part of its development of a wolf management plan for the state.
Gray Wolf Management Plan
The Wolf Management Plan is expected to be in place by the end of 2004. The plan, which must receive final approval from the DOW director, will build on preliminary guidelines already set up by the DOW with regard to how residents and wildlife officers should respond to reports of wolf sightings.