Wildlife

Tough winter increases chance of elk calf die-off

Heavy snow is tough going for wildlife in the winter months, and as a consequence this year, wildlife officials fear there will be a higher than normal die-off of elk calves this spring. “It’s...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for Western States to ease energy industry restrictions in a way officials say will protect...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

Eagle B-75 spends most of her time in Durango, fishing the Animas River and picking off easy prey – usually prairie dogs – in surrounding farmlands. But a few summers ago, the female bald eagle...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Oxbow bird study raises questions about effect of 416 Fire smoke

Smoke from the 416 Fire may have negatively affected birds in the 38-acre Oxbow Preserve last summer near northern Durango city limits. Researchers and volunteers captured 166 birds in the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area where Colorado runner killed mountain lion stays closed

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – An area in northern Colorado where a man fought off and killed a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run remains closed. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Annual Mexican Wolf Survey coming in Arizona, New Mexico

PINETOP, Ariz. – A low-flying helicopter will buzz over parts of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico over two weeks starting Feb. 7 as biologists undertake their annual Mexican wolf population...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

WATCH: Baby bear burned in 416 Fire reintroduced to wilderness

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video to its Facebook page Monday that shows crews’ efforts to release a bear cub back into the wilderness. The baby bear suffered significant burns to its...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baby bear burned in 416 Fire released into the wild

It has been a long, difficult journey for the bear cub injured last summer during the 416 Fire. But on Friday, she was released back into the wild, in good health and with another chance at life....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal shutdown not affecting Spring Creek Basin wild horses

CORTEZ – The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown and have not been impacted, according to a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Have an opinion on hunting or wildlife? Now’s your chance

If you’ve got an opinion on how hunting seasons are scheduled in Colorado, or just about wildlife management in general, now is the time to speak up. Every five years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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