Beware: Colorado bears emerging from dens

RBC I Colorado’s bears have begun emerging from hibernation across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, charged with perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, reminds outdoor recreationists, city dwellers and rural homeowners to be responsible and take steps to minimize contact with bears.

Deadline for limited hunting licenses in the state will be April 7

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters that the application deadline for the 2015 limited license draw is April 7, and now is the time to start preparing.

CPW offers three youth turkey hunts

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a mentored, quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker on April 11-12 Part of the CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, the hunts are an effort to instill interest and respect for wildlife, the outdoors and hunting.

Game, especially deer, do well this winter; watch ice

Bill deVergie, the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager in Meeker, said winter conditions are currently looking good for the elk and deer in Rio Blanco County, such as these deer on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus over the weekend in Rangely. DeVergie said there is still plenty of winter remaining and the hope is that it doesn’t get too warm and rain and snow continue.

RBC I In Rio Blanco County, Colorado’s big game ungulates are having a great winter, according to Bill deVergie, the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife’s area wildlife manager in Meeker.

CPW: Licenses, permits and registrations now available for 2015-16

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife licenses, permits and registrations are on sale now for the 2015-16 season at licensing agents, CPW offices and online at

Dogs chasing wildlife remains a problem in Colorado

RBC I Dogs chasing wildlife continues as a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter, when dogs can easily run down deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them.

CPW: Please don’t feed the state’s wildlife

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people that the best way to help hungry animals is to let them find their next meal on their own.

Artists sought for stamp contest

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation request original artwork entries for the 2015 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year’s species of focus is the wood duck, Aix sponsa.

Sportsman’s Roundtable on Wednesday in Rifle

RBC I In a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to comment about a variety of wildlife management concerns, Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen’s Roundtable in 2012. The roundtable consists of elected and appointed delegates from each of the state’s four wildlife management regions.

All of Colorado’s big game excess licenses on sale now

RBC I For the first time ever, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is now offering all of its over-the-county big game licenses at the same time. All leftover elk, pronghorn, bear, deer and turkey licenses went on sale Tuesday to residents and non-residents.

Women-only Cast, Blast & Twang fishing, archery, shooting clinic set for Saturday

RBC I Women interested in learning about fly fishing and the basics of shotguns and archery are invited to the women-only Cast, Blast & Twang clinic in Steamboat Springs on Saturday.

Wangnild shoot raised $20,000 for children

DENVER I The Colorado Wildlife Employee Protective Association honored the memory of fallen Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s district wildlife manager Jon Wangnild of Meeker by hosting hundreds of people, including 140 competitors, at the Jon Wangnild Memorial Sporting Clays Shoot on June 29 in Brighton.