Colorado Hunting News

Deer Carcass Left to Waste in Parachute, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking for help in finding the person, or persons responsible for taking only the head and antlers from a mule deer found dead on the north side of County Road 300, across from the High Mesa Road.

Pheasant and Quail Hunters Gain More Access Across Colorado

Colorado pheasant and quail hunters will have access to an additional 45,000 acres of private lands when the season opens Nov. 12, thanks to Colorado Parks and Wildlife and a federal grant program to encourage landowners to allow hunting. The new acreage means more than 260,000 acres are available to upland bird hunters through the state's Walk-In Access program this year.

Moose Present Challenge to Motorists in Colorado

Colorado's growing moose population is not only providing the public with enhanced wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it is also creating new challenges for motorists. Because moose are increasing in number, motorists need to be aware that the chances of encountering moose along Colorado's mountain roadways are also rising.

Sangre de Cristo, Colorado Bighorn Project Wraps Up

Nine Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep have been added to a new herd being established by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of central Colorado. The sheep join 13 bighorns that were moved into the mountains of northeastern Saguache County in a similar operation in 2010.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado Elk Winter Symposium

With memories of last winter's record snowfall and its impact on the local elk population still fresh in the minds of Steamboat Springs residents, local Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff along with a US Forest Service biologist, will offer the 2011 Elk Winter Symposium. The event is an opportunity for education and discussion about the effects winter can have on elk.

Deer, Elk, & Waterfowl Seminars on Tap in Denver, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host three introductory seminars in late September and early October to introduce new hunters to deer, elk and waterfowl hunting.  Each seminar will cover the fundamentals of habits and habitat of the species, hunting tactics and techniques, and provide a foundation for a lifetime of hunting memories and experiences.  Join the sportsmen who protect our national heritage and conserve our wildlife for future generations!

Colorado Private Land Voucher Program to Be Discussed

Sportsmen who are interested in improving Colorado's Landowner Preference Program, a program that supports hunting opportunities on private lands, are invited to attend upcoming informational meetings in Denver and in Grand Junction.

Conflict Turkeys, Lion Quotas on PW Agenda in Colorado

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will have its first briefing Thursday on a growing problem in some parts of the Eastern Plains – large flocks of wild turkeys that are creating conflicts with agricultural producers during the winter months.

High-Quality Hunts Announced in Meeker, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with two local landowners, is offering big-game hunters  an opportunity to apply for a limited number of high-quality elk and mule deer hunts on private ranch land in the Meeker area.

A total of 27 hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Management Unit 23 for the coming big-game seasons. Hunters who are interested in applying for these hunts must do so in writing by October 3.

Colorado Bear Found Shot Near Silver Circle Road

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a $500 reward for information that might help solve a poaching crime in Custer County. 
A dead bear was found Aug. 29 near Silver Circle Road off Oak Creek Grade. 
"It appears the bear was shot indiscriminately," said District Wildlife Manager Justin Krall. "It looks like it was shot sometime the week of Aug. 21."