Piceance Basin wildlife habitat benefits from new restoration plan

A five-year Colorado Parks and Wildlife research project is improving techniques to restore wildlife habitat in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin after intense energy development.

‘Deer Hunting 101’ offered free by CPW for novice deer hunters in state

Every hunting season brings novice mule deer hunters into the field, eager to learn and have a successful hunt. For new hunters who may not have a mentor, or experienced hunters that are looking for an edge, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free Mule Deer Hunting 101 class on Aug. 27.

Free upland bird hunting seminar offered in G.J.

RBC I In a continuing effort to provide guidance and instruction to novice and experienced hunters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is introducing a new, ‘Upland Bird Hunting 101’ seminar on Aug. 29.

CPW to offer safety class this weekend

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novice hunters from the Meeker area a final opportunity to take their required Hunter Education class from an agency instructor before this fall’s big game hunting seasons.

Leftover hunting licenses on sale Aug. 6

RBC | Leftover big game hunting licenses will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and license retailers statewide.

CPW hiring new rangers in state

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications for state park rangers until Aug. 2.

Paddleboard users urged to follow laws same as boating regulations

RBC I With the increasing popularity of stand-up paddleboards on local rivers and state park reservoirs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife remind users that they are considered hand-powered vessels and are subject to the same boating rules and regulations.

CPW accepting apps for state park rangers

RBC I State park rangers hold a diverse range of responsibilities due to the state’s geography, visitors and recreational opportunities. Rangers provide public safety, and assist in natural resource protection and management of the 42 parks throughout the state.

Free fishing clinic set at Steamboat Lake

RBC | Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites kids and their families to enjoy a fun-filled day at Steamboat Lake State Park’s first-ever free Kid’s Fishing Clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bridge Island boat trailer parking lot.

Rifle State Park and hatchery reopen after Ward Gulch Fire

RIFLE I After being closed due to the Ward Gulch Fire, Colorado State Highway 325 reopened late Monday night, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported Tuesday that the public now has full access to Rifle Falls State Park and the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery.

CNCC, state offer shooting sports intro

RANGELY | Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Community Education program and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are partnering to bring a free introduction to shooting sports to the Rangely community.

Fishing is fun…

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Many kids and their families showed up at Circle Park in Meeker on Saturday to enjoy Youth Fishing Day, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Parks and the ERBM Recreation and Park District.