"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


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

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


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.