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Colorado Free-for-All is Tuesday

Tuesday August 6 at 9:00 am, the firing pistol goes off and thousands of applicants have about 5 minutes to snap up the best of the Colorado leftover tags, that is, if they can get through. That means you only have today to study the  leftover list. Fortunately, it doesn’t …

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Wolves Moving To Colorado???

Photo taken by Mike Eastman In early April, the Colorado Secretary of State received a ballot proposal – Initiative 79, that would require the State to reintroduce wolves to western Colorado by the end of 2023. The initiative needs 200,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot. That …

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Conflict On The Rise

Grizzly Death Rate is Accelerating Deaths of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are on track to set a new record in 2018. Just since September 1, 11 bears have been euthanized, bringing the year-to-date total up to 58 with the high-conflict fall season just unfolding. The old …

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Colorado CWD Regs!

This year, if you have a buck deer tag in one of 31 Colorado GMUs listed below you are required to submit the head to a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing station. Here’s a list of CWD testing sites and their hours: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/CWD/PDF/CWDSubmissionSiteSch.pdf Announcements of the requirement were mailed to all …

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Judge: Grizzlies Back on Endangered Species List

Bad News on Bears Not only did Judge Dana Christiensen cancel the Wyoming and Idaho grizzly hunts Monday, September 24th, but he also ruled that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (or, “the Service”) exceeded its authority when it delisted the grizzly in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The judge then …

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Grizzly Bear Crisis In Wyoming!

I’m not sure what Judge Christensen is doing while time dwindles away for the Wyoming grizzly season he halted by issuing an injunction just hours before opening day. It may be that he is watching the Democrats’ desperate, last-ditch effort to stall the Judge Kavanaugh vote until the time before …

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Wyoming Grizzly Bear Hunt Shutdown

  ***Update*** The hunt has been delayed even longer by the same Judge Dana Christensen. More time is needed to make a decision based on the research presented to him. Last-Minute Dictate from Montana Just when the historic Wyoming grizzly hunt was set to finally happen, on August 31, the …

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Idaho Hunting Unit Shutdown?

Your Idaho archery elk honey hole may be inaccessible when the season starts due to numerous fires in central and northern Idaho. Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG) announced last week that more than likely current wildfires will still be active in the early elk season and you may find that …

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The Wyoming Grizzly Hunt Is On!

Finally! – After 44 years, Wyoming just conducted the draw for 22 grizzly licenses. According to Wyoming Game and Fish, about 7,000 applications were received for the random draw, making odds about 1 in 159, although nonresidents are limited to 25% of the licenses in Areas 1-6. Ten licenses are …

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