Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public comment about elk management planning in Southwest Colorado and has scheduled four public meetings in Dolores, Norwood, Pagosa Springs and Durango.
CPW staff members will talk about the current status of elk herds, history of the herds and the herd management planning process. CPW wants to hear from local hunters and others interested in wildlife about how they would like to see elk managed.
The meeting schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dolores Community Center. The presentation will include Game Management Units 70, 71, 711, 72 and 73.Feb. 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Archuleta County Extension Office, Pagosa Springs. The presentation will include Game Management Units 75, 751, 77, 78 and 771.Feb. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lone Cone Library, Norwood. The presentation will include Game Management Units 70, 71, 72, 73 and 711.Feb. 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building. The presentation will include Game Management Units 74 and 741.At the meetings, wildlife managers will also discuss the new regulation that limits archery elk hunting licenses in this area of Southwest Colorado.
CPW is also asking those interested in elk management in Southwest Colorado to take an online survey that will be available Tuesday at https://bit.ly/2t5aaYH.
For more information, call 247-0855.