CPW offers three free youth turkey hunts near Meeker

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young novices an opportunity to learn how to hunt responsibly with the help of experienced mentors during a high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker, April 22-24.

Big game brochures and applications available online

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s brochures for big game, sheep and goat can help and are available now online. 

In addition, CPW’s online application period and secure license application portal is open now until 11:59 p.m. on April 5. Check out cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/PlanYourHunt.aspx to find all the resources CPW has to offer hunters to complete […]

Taxpayers can aid Colorado wildlife with state tax checkoff

RBC I Help threatened and endangered wildlife with a voluntary contribution to the “Non-game and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund” on your 2015 Colorado tax returns through the income tax checkoff.

Free turkey hunt may be won by women novices

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from novice women who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

CPW: Remember boat inspections

RBC I As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters once again to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS).

Women-only turkey hunt free to novices; applications are open

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from novice women who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

State hunting brochures online

RBC I An early morning sunrise viewed from a meadow, forest, mountain or plain while listening to chipmunks shuffle through the leaves is just one of the timeless memories that await big-game, sheep and goat hunters this fall in Colorado. Create a memory like this and many others that come with enjoying the great outdoors […]

New restrictions on antler hunting

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed-antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced. The restrictions were approved by the CPW Commission to reduce the disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after winter.

Art sought from local artists to be featured on 2016 waterfowl stamp

RBC I This year’s species of focus is the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos. The deadline for artist submissions is 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. “It is amazing every year to see what the artists come up with,” said Tilman Bishop, a volunteer member of the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee, which judges the entries. “The new artists […]

CPW changing fees for camping beginning Nov. 1

RBC I To assure the continued high quality of Colorado’s State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces increases to basic, electric, full hook-up and cabin/yurt camping fees at the 33 parks where camping is available, effective Nov. 1. This is the first increase in camping fees since 2010.

Good outlook for waterfowl hunt

RBC I Summer is coming to an end and again it is time to get ready for waterfowl hunting in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s avian research section leader Jim Gammonley offers a brief forecast to help hunters determine if it will be a good season.

Meeker’s Bailey Franklin named wildlife officer of the year by CPW

Meeker’s Bailey Franklin was recently named Wildlife Officer of the Year by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. From left to right are son Monty Franklin, Bailey Franklin, son Miles, daughter Hadley and wife Ann Franklin.

MEEKER I Bailey Franklin, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager from Meeker, has been named the agency’s 2014 John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year.