Wildlife

Deer, bears ... now bighorn sheep?

If deer and bear have taken up residency in Durango and environs, can bighorn sheep be far behind? Time will tell, Joe Lewandowski, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman in Durango, said of two...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eagle takes flight after recovery

MESA VERDE – A golden eagle restored to health after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Mancos on May 2 went home Thursday. Scott, named after Scott Gregersen, who found the...

DATE: May 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bids sought for new wild horse corrals

RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is soliciting bids for new, short-term holding facilities for wild horses removed from Western rangelands under its ongoing program to thin what it...

DATE: May 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Golden eagle to soar again

A golden eagle struck by a vehicle May 2 while eating a prairie dog on U.S. Highway 160 on the west edge of Mancos is one lucky bird. The 4-year-old eagle, recovering at Durango Animal Hospital, is...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Take a hike where the deer, elk roam

Bureau of Land Management and city of Durango low-elevation areas that were closed to the public in December to provide winter range for deer and elk are open again. The areas are closed annually...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion kills fawn within city limits

A mountain lion that killed a fawn in the 2700 block of Delwood Avenue over the weekend offers a cautionary footnote to living in the mountains, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe...

DATE: March 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big-game hunting structure up for debate

Not enough game in the field? Not enough youngsters coming along to keep hunting viable? Colorado Parks and Wildlife is in the process of accepting your ideas about potential problems with...

DATE: March 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Lynx return to the high country

A reclusive male lynx photographed crossing a highway near Silverton on Saturday could be a more common sight for a couple of months, Patt Dorsey, the southwest regional wildlife manager for the...

DATE: March 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM, city closing local trails for wildlife

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the city of Durango’s annual closure of heavily used public lands to protect wintering deer and elk will begin today. Grandview Ridge and Animas Mountain,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Be a dear about antlers

A buck’s struggle to free its antlers from a backyard hanging chair Thursday night offers a lesson in people’s relationship with male cervids in particular and wildlife in general. “Bucks are more...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear truth: They’re just not sleepy enough yet

As apples, pears and apricots ripened and beckoned to cider-pressers, canners and dehydrators, they also invited the ursine members of the community to partake in nature’s bounty. Those with fruit...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear bites camper near Pagosa Springs

A woman was bitten on the arm by a bear early Friday morning while sleeping in a tent south of Pagosa Springs. Matt Thorpe, the new area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Recreation, had few...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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