Wildlife area opens near Meeker

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MEEKER I After the completion of a successful land swap between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and ExxonMobil, the Colorow Mountain State Wildlife Area near Meeker is now open to hunters, outdoor recreationists and the public.
The agency is encouraging everyone to enjoy the newest addition to the state wildlife areas.
The properties are typically purchased with revenue generated from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. Colorow Mountain SWA was acquired by exchange under terms negotiated by CPW and ExxonMobil. Under state law, CPW is required to manage the areas for the benefit of wildlife.
“We thank ExxonMobil for their cooperation in this mutually beneficial land swap,” said Meeker Area Wildlife Manager Bill de Vergie. “The public, hunters and, of course, the wildlife will benefit.”
The acquisition not only opened up new lands to hunting and recreation, it also allows access to several sections of Bureau of Land Management lands north of Colorow Mountain SWA, de Vergie said.