Wildlife

Study: Most Durangoans do not lock their bear-resistant trash cans

People in Durango are not locking their bear-resistant trash cans, rekindling calls for the city of Durango to up its enforcement. At least that’s the takeaway message from a new study conducted by...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez Christmas Bird Count set for Dec. 29

The 2018 Cortez Christmas Bird Count will take place at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 29 beginning at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Participants will be divided into groups to survey areas of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE – Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

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