The draft herd management plans for elk in Southwest Colorado are now available for review on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Hunters and the public are invited to submit comments about the plans.
Herd management plans are developed by looking at the history of a herd, biological capabilities of the habitat, the public’s demand for wildlife recreation and concerns of other public agencies and agricultural producers. The plans also guide hunting-license allocation for fall seasons.
The herd management plans include: Disappointment Creek herd, which includes Game Management Units 70, 71, 72, 73 and 711; the Hermosa herd, GMUs 74 and 741; and the San Juan Basin herd, GMUs 75, 751, 77, 78 and 771.
To view the plan, visit www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/HerdManagementPlans.aspx.
To make comments about the plans, email Brad Weinmesiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail comments to 151 E. 16th Street, Durango, CO, 81301.
Comments should be submitted by May 3.