"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


Friday, August 7, 2015

HUNTERS ADVISED ABOUT HIGHWAY 9 SAFETY PROJECT

 - GET INFO NOW AND AVOID DELAYS

KREMMLING, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises all hunters
planning to travel on State Highway 9 this fall that now is the time to
get information, plan an alternate route or anticipate extended delays
due to major road construction. The highway, one of the main routes from
Interstate 70 to prime hunting areas in Colorado's Northwest Region, is
undergoing an extensive two-year improvement project from mile marker
126 at the north edge of Summit County to mile marker 137, south of
Kremmling.

After consulting with CPW officials from Hot Sulphur Springs for design
recommendations, and with matching funds raised by area landowners,
concerned citizens and local governments, the Colorado Department of
Transportation's project will feature wider lanes, improved sightlines
and seven wildlife crossings, including two overpasses - the first of
their kind in Colorado. 

Construction will not occur during the winter season, according to CDOT.

"There are several options to get information and we strongly advise
that hunters do that now, then check again when it gets closer to
hunting season," said Area Wildlife Manager Lyle Sidener of Hot Sulphur
Springs. "Construction is very heavy and traffic will be slow on Highway
9 for the duration of the project, but hunters should be able to access
the units they are heading to."

For more information about the project, including construction dates and
alternate routes, hunters can visit http://www.codot.gov/projects/sh9wildlife

<https://www.codot.gov/projects/sh9wildlife> In addition, hunters can
call the project hotline at 970-724-4724, request information by sending
an email to SH9Kremmling@publicinfoteam.com
<SH9Kremmling@publicinfoteam.com> , or contact CPW's area office
in Hot Sulphur Springs at 970-725-6200.

Friday, July 31, 2015

HUNTERS CAN REGISTER FOR CPW'S FREE 'UPLAND GAME BIRD 101'

 
HUNTERS CAN REGISTER FOR CPW'S FREE 'UPLAND GAME BIRD 101'


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Novice bird hunters are invited to attend
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's  'Upland Game Bird Hunting 101' seminar,
Thursday Aug. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter
Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve your spot,
visit http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/64159
<http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/64159> , or go to
http://www.register-ed.com <http://www.register-ed.com/> , select, 'Colorado'
then click on 'View Upcoming Events' in the 'Colorado Outreach' tab.
Scroll down for the registration link.

Friday, June 5, 2015

We are reaching out to you because of your past participation with Colorado
Parks and Wildlife (CPW) in issues of interest to sportsmen.  CPW is
accepting applications for a two-year membership to the statewide Colorado
Sportsmen’s Roundtable now through 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.  We would
encourage you to apply or pass this information on to others you think
would be interested.

Responsibilities of members include: 1) Participating in a half day
in-person meeting twice a year at meeting locations that rotate around the
state. 2) Participating in conference calls every two to three months. 3)
Sharing information and ideas with other sportsmen and CPW staff including
the Director and Leadership Team members on pressing issues. The two-year
term runs from August 2015 until August 2017.

Volunteering for the Sportsmen’s Roundtable is a great opportunity to share
information with CPW on recreation and management issues that are relevant
to hunters, anglers, and trappers. Be an integral part of the conversation!

Fill out the application available online <http://goo.gl/forms/N9E0sTceJ7>.
For more information about the process, please visit our website at
http://cpw.state.co.us or contact Jody Kennedy at (303) 866-3203 x 4671 or
jody.kennedy@state.co.us.

Hunters and anglers are vitally important to Colorado Parks and Wildlife
and to the successful management of Colorado’s wildlife. Sportsmen are
directly affected by the agency’s fish and wildlife management decisions
and provide much of the funding for wildlife conservation in the state. CPW
encourages effective channels for consulting with the state’s hunters and
anglers through the Sportsmen’s Roundtable and Regional Sportsmen’s
Caucuses.

The Sportsmen’s Roundtable is a statewide panel comprised of 16 statewide
members appointed by CPW and at least two delegates from each of the four
Sportsmen’s Regional Caucuses. Members meet in person twice a year to help
the agency by sharing information, discussing important topics and
identifying emerging issues or concerns. The four regional Sportsmen’s
Caucuses hold meetings twice a year that are open to all local hunters and
anglers to discuss regional issues that are then shared with the statewide
Roundtable.

The Colorado Sportsmen’s Roundtable is made up of individual members who
represent a broad range of interests related to hunting, fishing and
trapping in Colorado. These interests include, but are not limited to,
small and big game hunting, sport fishing, outfitting and other
sportsmen-dependent businesses.

We appreciate your participation with CPW in the past and hope you will
consider this opportunity or share it with others.

Thank you,

*Craig Giesecke*
*Planning Assistant*
*Policy and Planning *

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR THE COLORADO SPORTSMENS ROUNDTABLE

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks applicants for a two-year membership to the statewide Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable. Applications are accepted now through 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.

Responsibilities of members include: 1) Participating in a half day in-person meeting twice a year at meeting locations that rotate around the state. 2) Participating in conference calls every two to three months. 3) Sharing information and ideas with other sportsmen and CPW staff including the Director and Leadership Team members on pressing issues.

The two-year term runs from August 2015 until August 2017.

Volunteering for the Sportsmens Roundtable is a great opportunity to share information with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on recreation and management issues that are relevant to hunters, anglers, and trappers. Be an integral part of the conversation!

Fill out the application available online. For more information about the process, please visit our website at http://cpw.state.co.us or contact Jody Kennedy at (303) 866-3203 x 4671 or jody.kennedy@state.co.us.

Hunters and anglers are vitally important to Colorado Parks and Wildlife and to the successful management of Colorados wildlife. Sportsmen are directly affected by the agencys fish and wildlife management decisions and provide much of the funding for wildlife conservation in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlif e encourages effective channels for consulting with the states hunters and anglers through the Sportsmens Roundtable and Regional Sportsmens Caucuses.

The Sportsmens Roundtable is a statewide panel comprised of 16 statewide members appointed by CPW and at least two delegates from each of the four Sportsmens Regional Caucuses. Members meet in person twice a year to help the agency by sharing information, discussing important topics and identifying emerging issues or concerns. The four regional Sportsmens Caucuses hold meetings twice a year that are open to all local hunters and anglers to discuss regional issues that are then shared with the statewide Roundtable.

The Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable is made up of individual members who represent a broad range of interests related to hunting, fishing and trapping in Colorado. These interests include, but are not limited to, small and big game hunting, sport fishing, outfitting and other sportsmen-dependent businesses.


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

Monday, June 1, 2015



CPW OFFERS WOMEN'S HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE IN CANON CITY

CANON CITY, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be holding a Hunter Education Course for women June 25, 26 and 27 in Canon City. The course consists of two evening classroom sessions, followed by an all day session which includes a test and live fire portion.

Classroom instruction runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 25 and 26. On June 27 class will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Canon City Hunter Education Building, 51330 U.S. Highway 50 West.

The class is free and is open to women and girls, 12 years of age and older.

The course will cover firearms safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife regulations and other hands-on activities.Hunter education cards will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the course. Rifles and ammunition for the live fire will be provided. No personal firearms allowed.

Those interested should sign up online at, http://register-ed.com/events/view/62122. Space is limited. 

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.