Wildlife

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now, a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

During breeding season, deer are known to attack

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents that bucks are in the height of their mating season and can be aggressive, especially Durango’s resident deer herd. “They are looking for mates,...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastorius Reservoir drained to remove invasive species

The draining of Pastorius Reservoir has begun. Taking advantage of a low water year, the Florida Water Conservancy District will empty the reservoir southeast of Durango to make dam repairs. The...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inside Colorado’s ‘hotbed’ of wildlife conflict

A frozen, severed head arrived at the lab. The bighorn sheep’s horns, splattered with bright red blood, curled tightly around its face. Its open eyes seemed alive, and its cracked mouth revealed...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife officials will try to track bighorn sheep in Weminuche

Wildlife officials will take to the air this week to gain a better understanding of the bighorn sheep as part of a five-year study. “We don’t know a lot about how these bighorns use the landscape,”...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion cub seized after it got sick on bratwurst

After removing a mountain lion cub from a private home, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public it is illegal to possess wild animals and dangerous to the animals’ health. Although sick...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Where have all the elk gone?

The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Animal pelts stolen from Durango wildlife museum

More than a dozen animal pelts were stolen last week from the Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum run by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Pelts from a bobcat, Alaskan gray wolf, mountain lion...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early dusk increases wildlife collision danger

With Daylight Saving Time ending early Sunday, Colorado residents will lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings, which means wildlife movement at dusk will likely conflict with high rush-hour...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Catch-free kokanee

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fish kill in Boulder County related to Superfund site water

BOULDER – Colorado and federal officials say contaminated water released from a federal Superfund cleanup site in Boulder County is likely to blame for a fish kill that occurred earlier this week....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hunter mistakenly kills moose in Silverton

A hunter from Farmington shot a moose that he mistook for a bull elk last weekend outside of Silverton. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that the hunter, Bruce Black, self-reported the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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