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CPW Southeast Region Sportsperson's Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

CPW Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sportspersons from across Colorado are invited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus for updates on a variety of issues important to hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. The featured topic will be allocation of big game hunting licenses. “CPW is examining its current big game allocation policies,” said […]

John Martin Reservoir’s Midwinter Eagle Survey scheduled for Jan. 8, 2022

John Martin Reservoir’s Midwinter Eagle Survey scheduled for Jan. 8, 2022

HASTY, Colo. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at John Martin Reservoir and Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff will host their annual midwinter eagle survey, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the reservoir. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and will include an informational presentation about eagles. The event is free […]

Give outdoor cheer all year with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Give outdoor cheer all year with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

    The Perfect Holiday Gift For those that love living life outside, share some seasonal cheer with a gift from CPW. Recreationists, hunters and anglers alike can enjoy the one-of-a-kind items found at our state park visitor centers or online store. Specially designed park shirts, colorful patches, books and decals provide a variety of […]

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Dec. 6, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25. Then in mid- to late-December, biologists will launch similar helicopter flights in the southeastern plains of Colorado to the east of I-25. Southeast Region residents […]

CPW Accepting Applications for Shooting Range Grants through February 1

CPW Accepting Applications for Shooting Range Grants through February 1

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting applications for shooting range construction and improvements through the Shooting Range Grant Development Program. The program is the largest of its kind in the nation and has supported dozens of shooting range improvement projects across Colorado. An estimated $600,000 will be available in the 2022 […]

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

  DENVER, Colo. – As drone use becomes increasingly popular, Colorado’s state parks and wildlife agency urges the public to help protect wildlife, even from the air. Although technology increases access in many positive ways, it can also pose a threat to wildlife by causing increased stress and even death for some animals. Wildlife biologists […]

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

  The Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to protect the state’s wildlife corridors, which would conserve native species while improving road safety and bolstering Colorado’s economy. The bipartisan resolution was introduced earlier this month by Democratic Senator Jessie Danielson and Republican Representative Perry Will. The legislation, which marks a monumental step towards preserving […]

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

WALSENBURG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person or persons who shot blow darts at deer in Walsenburg, seriously injuring the animals. On Thursday, April 1, CPW Wildlife Officer Travis Sauder received a call about multiple deer near the 100 block of East Cedar in Walsenburg with […]

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting several free fishing events for kids 15 years and younger at area ponds and parks in southeast Colorado.  There’s no need to register, just bring your own gear if you have some or if not, the Parks Department will supply each kid with a free fishing […]

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

  Colorado has mandatory boating inspection regulations in place to help monitor that mussels do not cross state lines. DENVER – After three consecutive years of negative testing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has removed Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County from the positive waters list for quagga mussels, a prohibited aquatic nuisance species (ANS). As […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

SE Region CPW Caucus Re: Public Access, State Wildlife Areas, 2021 Objectives

SE Region CPW Caucus Re: Public Access, State Wildlife Areas, 2021 Objectives

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sportspersons from across Colorado are invited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region Sportspersons Caucus for updates on a variety of issues important to hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.  The caucus is scheduled 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, and will be streamed live, online via CPW’s statewide Facebook page. […]