Wildlife

Water cleared for native trout

Biologists on Monday will start second-phase treatment in the Hermosa Creek watershed to create a home for native Colorado River cutthroat trout.Colorado Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air Park battle intensifies in 2nd day

Firefighting reinforcements arrived Monday to help battle a 451-acre wildfire that broke out Sunday southwest of Durango.Two single-engine air tankers, one heavy air tanker and three helicopters...

DATE: July 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘There was nothing I could do’

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officers euthanize young mountain lion

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers have put down a young mountain lion that killed three goats south of Mancos overnight Thursday.The attack occurred in a rural subdivision about 1½ miles south...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents spot mountain lion

A young mountain lion had dogs in a frenzy early Thursday on Delwood Place, a cul-de-sac in the Crestview neighborhood, as it prowled from yard to yard.The racket started around 6 a.m., said Dan...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Season’s 1st casualty: Black bear put down

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer put down a 2-year-old male black bear Monday because it has been hanging out with the wrong crowd – humans.“I don’t like to put down a bear any time,” said...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

First bear of 2012 sighted

The first bear was sighted out of its den last week in the Durango Ridge Ranch subdivision west of the city. The hungry ursine was spotted in a tree raiding a golden eagle’s nest for eggs.“It’s not...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you sent in your bear survey?

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hoping for a more bullish response to a bear survey sent in January to 5,800 residents in Durango and nearby unincorporated areas.Only 1,400 households, a scant 24...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local wildlife officials investigate bird shooting

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating the shooting of a great blue heron that occurred this week in The Ranch subdivision near Hermosa.Parks officials declined to release details about the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlimited summer fishing at Woods Lake

Catch ’em, keep ’em.The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering a rare fishing opportunity this summer in the Telluride area.A native trout reclamation project by the Division of Wildlife will...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Pronghorn vanish from West Texas

VALENTINE, Texas – As Bill Miller looks across his ranch that spreads out under the vast West Texas sky, a once-common sight has became a rarity: the pronghorn.“They’re just part of the landscape,”...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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