Colorado Hunting News

Colorado Leftover Tags on Sale August 9th

Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at wildlife offices and Colorado Parks and Wildlife license retailers statewide.

In addition to the approximately 37,000 elk licenses, 7,300 deer licenses and 7,200 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public that morning.

Colorado DOW Officials Kill Bear Involved in Attack on Teen

Wildlife officials killed a bear believed to be involved in an unprovoked attack that injured a teenage camper in his tent near Leadville. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said the incident began at 3:30 a.m. Friday, July 15 when the teen was awakened as the black bear bit into his leg.

The victim fought off the bear and other campers scared the bear out of the area. Hundreds of campers are in the Twin Lakes area for the Colorado Bowhunters Association annual Jamboree.

Colorado Seeking Info on Bear Feeding Incident in Eagle

Colorado Division of Wildlife officers are asking the public for information about two or more individuals who were observed feeding cheeseburgers to a female black bear with three cubs at a Burger King restaurant in Eagle on Wednesday, June 28, between approximately 12:20 p.m. and 1:20 p.m..

Colorado DOW Offers Women's Cast N' Blast Seminar

A beginner fly-fishing and shotgun seminar for women only in the Granby area on June 25 has been opened to women statewide.

This clinic is designed for women who are interested in learning safe firearm handling, shooting skills and fly-fishing. No experience or equipment required.

There is a $15 charge that will cover.

For details, or to register, please contact Kris Holinka or Teresa Ryan at (970) 725-6200. Space is limited and the clinic is expected to fill quickly.

Colorado Bans Den Hunting

The Colorado Wildlife Commission set license numbers for most big game species for the 2011 hunting seasons Thursday and unanimously approved a regulation banning the hunting or harassment of black bears in their dens.

Colorado DOW Seeks Input on Boulder Area Deer Herd

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking input on the Boulder area deer herd which inhabits Game Management Units 29 and 38 in parts of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Boulder counties.  This herd lives in an area where outdoor recreation on public lands is quite substantial and hunting is limited to certain open space areas by permit.

Colorado DOW Offers Women Only On-Line Education Course

Women and girls in the Pikes Peak Region who want to complete a Colorado Division of Wildlife "on-line" hunter education course can do so in May.

The course will consist of a combination of classroom sessions, on-line sessions and outdoor activities. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

"Some women have told us they are interested in becoming sanctioned to hunt in Colorado but are worried about feeling uncomfortable in a hunter safety class with mostly men and boys," said Tonya Sharp, DOW District Wildlife Manager from Woodland Park.

Colorado Considers No Limits at Bonny Reservoir

As Colorado prepares to drain Bonny Reservoir to help the state come into compliance with the Republican River Compact between Kansas and Nebraska, the Colorado Division of Wildlife will recommend lifting bag and possession limits on all sport fish caught at the southeastern Yuma County reservoir.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission will be asked to approve removing bag and possession limits at its May meeting in Salida. A press release issued Friday incorrectly stated that relaxed bag limits would go into effect May 1.

Colorado DOW Searching for Pronghorn Poachers

The Colorado Division of Wildlife in Grand Junction is looking for information leading to the identification of the person or persons who illegally killed two pronghorn antelope and dumped them in the Orchard Mesa area of Grand Junction.

The abandoned pronghorn carcasses were discovered Tuesday morning, April 12 after a person driving by saw a blue tarp laying in the southwest corner of 30 1/2 and B 1/2 Roads.

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Outfitting Without a License in Montana

A Pueblo, Colorado resident was recently sentenced on 12 misdemeanor counts in Dawson County and 8 misdemeanor counts in McCone County. The counts range from outfitting without a Montana license, outfitting on FWP Block Management ranches, littering and solicitation by advising undercover agents to trespass on private land on two ranches with no landowner permission.