Colorado Hunting News

Colorado DOW Purchase Assures Access to Public Range and Hunting Areas

A 940-acre land purchase by the Colorado Division of Wildlife will protect wildlife habitat, provide hunting access and assure the future of a public shooting range in Grand County. The purchase of the Grand View Ranch property was approved by the Colorado General Assembly's Capital Development Committee and finalized by the Colorado Wildlife Commission. The property opened for hunters in time for the current big game hunting seasons.

Some Hunters in Colorado are Unprepared for Heavy Snowfall

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding hunters to be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions in the Colorado high country.

"While hunter success increases with snowfall, folks need to have the proper winter gear before heading out to hunt at this time of year," said Perry Will, area wildlife manager for the Division of Wildlife in Glenwood Springs.

Colorado DOW Supports Purchase of Roaring Fork's Koziel Property

Colorado Division of Wildlife Director Tom Remington reiterated the Division's commitment to working with the town of Carbondale and several partners to purchase the Koziel parcel, a popular access point for anglers along the Roaring Fork River that has been leased by the DOW for many years.

Colorado DOW Offers Elk Hunting Seminar in Woodland Park Area

Hunters looking for elk hunting tips are invited to a free Colorado Division of Wildlife seminar at the Woodland Park Public Library, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

The clinic is a way for elk hunters to learn how and where to hunt elk and improve their success rate. The session covers several topics including preparation for the hunt, elk biology, hunting techniques, and ethical hunting plus specific information about hunting around the Woodland Park area in Game Management Units 59, 511, and 581.

Colorado DOW Approves Free Big Game Licenses for Wounded Warriors

The Colorado Wildlife Commission unanimously approved final regulations and big-game license allocations to provide free licenses to hunt deer, elk and pronghorn to Colorado combat veterans severely wounded in action while deployed overseas since Sept. 11, 2001. These licenses will be available this fall.

As set forth in Colorado Senate Bill 10-211, the DOW will provide a free deer, elk and pronghorn license to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are participants in the military's Wounded Warrior Programs.

Colorado DOW to Hold Black Bear Mtg in Craig

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking public input to help guide management of black bear populations in the Craig, Steamboat Springs and Walden areas. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31 and will focus specifically on the areas north of Craig, north of Steamboat Springs and in all of North Park.

Two Colorado Men Guilty of Poaching Bighorn Sheep

Two Arvada men have been fined more than $35,000 after their conviction on multiple charges for the poaching of a trophy bighorn ram above Georgetown in 2008.

Henry Butler, Jr., age 57, and his son, Brandon Butler, age 30, were sentenced two weeks ago in the 5th Judicial District Court in Georgetown for illegally killing the ram on September 28, 2008.  In addition to their sentences, they face a lengthy suspension of their right to hunt and fish in most of the United States.

Colorado Bear and Elk OTC Tags on Sale July 13th

Hunters are reminded that over-the-counter with caps licenses for elk and bear will be available starting at 9 a.m., July 13 at Colorado Division of Wildlife offices,  License Agent businesses, and by phone or on-line.

Colorado Man Guilty of Bighorn Baiting
A La Plata County man pleaded guilty in May to putting out bait to attract Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in an area northeast of Vallecito Reservoir that is popular with hunters and wildlife watchers. Baiting big game wildlife in Colorado is illegal and can cause long-term problems for animal herds.
Colorado DOW Seeking Info on Poaching of 8 Deer
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking for help solving a poaching crime. Sometime in the early morning hours on May 4, eight deer were shot and left in and around the town of La Veta.