Hunting

Hunting, fishing licenses required (even if you don’t hunt or fish) for hundreds of Colorado wildlife areas

The Colorado Wildlife Commission in late April approved new licensing rules for visitors to the 350-plus State Wildlife Areas and nearly 240 State Trust Lands. “We are seeing a lot of unintended...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge to allow fishing, expanded hunting

Southern Colorado’s Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge plans to open sections of land along the Rio Grande River to fishing and expand the allowed acreage for hunting on its protected lands. It is...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Redrafted rules could change mountain lion hunting in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering a new series of drafted rules that could change how the Western Slope hunts and interacts with mountain lions. Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager with...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As hunting numbers decline, wildlife managers seek to diversify the sport

FARMINGTON – Crystal Egli grew up in rural Vermont, the daughter of a vegetarian, and, for most of her life, terrified of firearms. She didn’t grow up in a family that hunted and wouldn’t know how...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado wildlife officials seek solution as elk herds decline

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions. At the Dolores...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to do about Southwest Colorado’s ailing elk herds?

A series of public meetings in coming weeks will look at how to handle Southwest Colorado’s declining and ailing elk herd populations. Every 10 years or so, Colorado Parks and Wildlife revises its...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. warns against coyote-killing contests

FARMINGTON – With reports of coyote-killing contests planned for this weekend, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office issued a statement Friday reminding residents that such events are illegal. ...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter, age 86, remains missing in San Juan National Forest

An intensive five-day search has failed to locate missing hunter Alvie Webb, 86, who was last seen on the morning of Oct. 19 in the Divide Road-Roaring Fork area of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter’s body recovered from remote wilderness southwest of Rico

A search and rescue mission headed by Dolores County Search and Rescue recovered the body of a hunter last weekend southwest of Rico. Dolores Search and Rescue Capt. Keith Keesling said a call came...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear bites hunter after being shot near Pagosa Springs

A Pagosa Springs man was injured by a black bear last week after a hunting trip went awry, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for CPW, told The Durango Herald ...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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