"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854


“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman


Wednesday, May 27, 2015



SPORTSMEN INVITED TO NORTHEAST REGION MEETING ON CPW ISSUES JUNE 9

DENVER --Hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts are invited to a meeting at the Hunter Ed building at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver office Tuesday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss current issues facing wildlife managers in the northeastern region of the state.

"Our constituents are likely aware that CPW is facing many issues that challenge our ability to deliver the mission we are charged with fulfilling," said Steve Yamashita, regional manager for the northeast. "Our region is the most highly populated in the state and hearing from this vast number of citizens will help us ensure that conservationists, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts are adding their voices to the important discussions regarding the future of Colorado wildlife management."

Anyone interested in wildlife management and the future of wildlife in Colorado is strongly encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in discussions about financial sustainability, the various methods for engaging with CPW and the Parks and Wildlife Commission, as well as review the results of a recent survey for northeastern sportsmen. Attendees are welcome and invited to bring their concerns to the meeting as well. Input from this meeting will be brought to the attention of the statewide Sportsmen’s Roundtable meeting in Denver June 20.


WHO: Hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts
WHAT: Northeast region wildlife issues meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9 , 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hunter Education Building, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver

Citizens can get news from CPW by signing up at: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/CPWInsider.aspx

Events
can be found at: http://cpwstate.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Calendar.aspx

Parks and Wildlife Commission information can be found at: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/pages/commission.aspx

You can follow CPW at: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/pages/socialmedia.aspx

CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and nonmotorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.    

Monday, May 11, 2015

PIKES PEAK HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR TO BE ANNOUNCED


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2015 Pikes Peak Hunter Education Instructor of the Year will be announced at a public banquet Saturday, May 16. The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. at Colorado Parks and Wildlife's southeast region office, 4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs.

The award recognizes the invaluable contributions and commitment local volunteer instructors have made toward making hunting one of the safest of all outdoor activities. The banquet also serves as a chance for anyone who may be interested in becoming a hunter education instructor to learn more about the program.

"Volunteer instructors are vital to the hunter education program’s success, and many instructors feel that passing on Colorado’s hunting heritage to the next generation of conservationists is an incredibly rewarding way to give of their time,” said Frank McGee, Area Wildlife Manager in Colorado Springs.

With the support of Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel, approximately 500 trained and certified Hunter Education volunteer instructors teach more than 700 classes across the state each year.

Those interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor, but are not able to attend on May 16, are encouraged to contact Area Wildlife Manager Frank McGee at 719-227-5218 or to visit CPW’s website for more information.

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co. us.

Monday, April 13, 2015

TIME AGAIN TO BE BEAR AWARE, COLORADO

DURANGO, Colo. – Colorado's bears have awoken from their winter's nap and are again active throughout the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges state residents in bear country to make sure they aren't providing any food attractants around residences.

By following some simple steps, we can all pitch in to avoid conflicts with Colorado's wildlife. Here are some tips to help keep bears out of trouble and away from your house:

-- Keep garbage in a well-secured enclosure.

-- Only put out garbage on the morning of pickup.

-- Take down all bird feeders -- birds don't need to be fed during the summer. Bird feeders are a major source of bear/human conflicts.

-- Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths.

-- Clean garbage cans regularly to keep them odor free.

-- If you don't have secure storage, put items that might become smelly into the freezer until trash day.

-- Don't leave pet food or stock feed outside.

-- Never provide food for any wildlife.

-- Secure compost piles. Bears are attracted to the scent of rotting food.

-- Fully enclose backyard bee hives and chicken coops. Electric fencing is an effective bear deterrent.

-- Allow grills to burn for a couple of minutes after cooking to burn off grease and to eliminate odors. Clean grills and grease cup after each use.

-- Clean-up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck. Don't allow food odors to linger.

-- If you have fruit trees, pick fruit before it gets too ripe. Don't allow fruit to rot on the ground.

-- Keep garage doors closed.

-- Keep the bottom floor windows of your house closed when you're not at home.

-- Do not keep food or used-food containers in your vehicle,

-- Lock vehicle doors and roll up the windows.

-- Talk to your neighbors and kids about being bear aware.

Bears are constantly on the move, so residents are reminded that they only need to file a report with Colorado Parks and Wildlife when an animal is causing problems around your house or neighborhood.

For more information about avoiding conflicts with bears and other wildlife, go to the Living with Wildlife section on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website: .
http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/LivingWithWildlife/Pages/LivingWith.aspx


For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ban on Interstate Handgun Sales Unconstitutional

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2015/02/12/federal-judge-rules-ban-on-interstate-handgun-sales-unconstitutional-n1956685

Federal Judge Rules Ban on Interstate Handgun Sales Unconstitutional 

 

The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor stemmed from a challenge to the ban brought by a Texas firearms dealer and a couple from the District of Columbia in July 2014.
The federal law prohibits a dealer from transferring a handgun, but not a rifle or shotgun, to an individual who does not live in the state in which the dealer's business is located. […]
Andrew and Tracey Hanson met with licensed firearms dealer Fredric Mance Jr. in Texas about buying two handguns, but did not complete the transaction because they could not take immediate possession of the weapons, according to court papers.
Federal law required Mance to transfer the handguns to a federally licensed dealer where the Hansons live, Charles Sykes in the District of Columbia, where they could complete the purchase after paying shipping and transfer fees.
The Hansons and Mance, all members of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, argued in their lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that the ban limits consumer choices and infringes on their rights.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LADIES NIGHT OUT (DOORS): UPLAND BIRD HUNTING OCT. 16

DENVER - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Women Afield Program invites women interested in hunting to join them for an introduction to upland bird hunting.  This seminar will be held in Denver on Oct. 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

The Ladies Night Out (doors) Seminar series is designed for women who want to learn about various hunting, fishing and shooting sports opportunities available in Colorado. This series is for women only. Guys are welcome at events offered to the general public.

Ladies Night Out (doors) seminars are presented in a relaxed format with time for questions, social networking and sharing information to increase your understanding of hunting and fishing.  Seminars are held weeknights after work and are generally two and a half hours long.

Sign up, bring a friend, a daughter, and mom; kick off your boots and enjoy a night out!!!!!!!!

WHAT: Upland bird hunting, a Ladies Night Out (doors) seminar

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Hunter Ed Building, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver

HOW: Register online at:http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/53160. Space is limited. No cover charge.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us


For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

LaPierre was right: Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

Full article here:http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/12/16/lapierre-was-right-armed-deputy-at-arapahoe-high-school-stopped-bad-guy-with-gun-89055
Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, was repeatedly mocked, ridiculed and castigated by the liberal left media for suggesting there be armed guards in every school in the nation after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary one year ago.
Every word uttered by LaPierre became fodder for the anti-gun, crush the Second Amendment, crowd.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre was blasted for saying.
“I call on Congress today, to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation,” he said during the NRA press conference after the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012.
Arapahoe Shooting
Photo Credit: Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post
Now consider the events at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School last Friday where heavily armed, dressed to kill, right wing hater Karl Pierson, 18, went on an 80-second shooting spree that ended with him taking his own life after “an armed deputy stationed at the school cornered him in the library,” the Washington Post reported.
Imagine that: the armed officer in the school stopped a bad guy with a gun.
It has to be so difficult for the mainstream media to report the facts in this case considering how the facts don’t fit the left’s usual narrative.
Karl Pierson
Karl Pierson
Photo via CNN
Pierson, “wearing a bandolier containing shotgun shells and carrying a pump-action shotgun, a machete and a backpack holding three Molotov cocktails — walked through a door adjacent to the library,” and in less than 80 seconds, had fired off five rounds, critically injuring Claire Davis, 17, who remains in a coma, before taking his own life, according to CNN.
The CNN report continued, with information from Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson:
The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Robinson said.
Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”
The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and, while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”
He praised the deputy’s response as “a critical element to the shooter’s decision” to kill himself, and lauded his response to hearing gunshots. “He went to the thunder,” he said. “He heard the noise of gunshot and, when many would run away from it, he ran toward it to make other people safe.”
Related: Media scrub reality to hide Colorado school gunman’s leftist, ‘socialist’ politics

Monday, November 25, 2013

DECOYS STOLEN BEFORE YOUTH SEMINAR; CPW ASKS PUBLIC FOR HELP

DECOYS STOLEN BEFORE YOUTH SEMINAR; CPW ASKS PUBLIC FOR HELP


DELTA, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta on Saturday, Nov. 23. The wildlife area is located west of Delta.

According to wildlife officials, the decoys and blinds had been set up for a waterfowl hunting seminar which was to be held that afternoon. Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese. 

A white full-size pick-up truck was seen in the area of the theft at approximately 12:30 p.m. on that day. The truck had the word "Yenter" written in black letters diagonally down the door. The truck was occupied by at least two men and one dark-colored dog.

Approximately 60 duck and goose decoys had been set up on the ponds of the Escalante State Wildlife Area that morning in preparation for the seminar. Also stolen were three hunting blinds: an Avery pop-up blind, a Ground Force dog blind and a goose shell pop-up blind.  Many of the items stolen were the personal hunting equipment of a Ducks Unlimited member who was volunteering to teach the seminar.

"The theft was really disappointing because it had a negative effect on the hunting seminar," said Garett Watson, a district wildlife manager in Montrose. "Participants of the seminar were really disappointed to think that another sportsman was possibly responsible for the theft.  We had to scramble and borrow some decoys to use that day." 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urg es the public to provide any information that may lead to the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information that can help in this investigation can call the Montrose Parks and Wildlife office at 970-252-6000, or contact Operation Game Thief, a wildlife tips hotline at 877-265-6648. Callers can remain anonymous and cash rewards may be given if the information leads to a conviction.

For more information about Operation Game Thief, go to: www.wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/LawEnforcement/OperationGameThief/Pages/OGT.aspx.