Elk Planning Meeting Set for Southwest Colorado

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife has scheduled two public meetings to discuss a new elk management plan for Game Management Units 75, 751, 77, 771, and 78 in southwest Colorado. These GMU's are located in the area between the Animas River, Wolf Creek Pass and the Continental Divide.

The first meeting is in Pagosa Springs, 6 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Vista Clubhouse, 230 Post Avenue. The second meeting is in Durango, 6 p.m., Aug. 30, at the DOW's Museum and Visitor's Center near the fish hatchery, 151 East 16th Street.

The purpose of the plan is to establish population objectives, bull-to-cow ratios and harvest strategies.

DOW staff will talk about the current status of the elk herd, population numbers, bull-to-cow ratio and harvest information.

The public is asked to provide comments about elk management in the area.

After the meeting, the DOW will write the proposed management plan and submit it to the Colorado Wildlife Commission for review in November. The wildlife commission reviews all game management plans in the state.

The management plan will be in place for the 2007 hunting season.

Those who can't attend the meeting can send comments to: Andy Holland, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 151 East 16th St., Durango, CO 81301.