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Why It’s Harder to Draw CO Licenses

PC: Mike Eastman Thanks, to member ColoradoV, I got my hands on the 2021 Colorado recommendations. In it were some interesting charts that show the trends in Colorado elk, deer, moose, antelope, and bear applications and licenses. Let’s look at the first three. Elk Look at the elk chart. Even …

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Bill Introduced to Limit Nonresident Licenses

SB150_L.001 SENATE COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE AMENDMENT  Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources.  SB21-150 to be amended as follows: Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 3 through 12 and substitute: “33-4-122. Elk, deer, and pronghorn licenses – reserved requirements for Colorado hunters – preference points for groups. (a) WHEN CONDUCTING …

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Cougars Taking Over Colorado

In some areas, nearly half of Colorado deer and elk hunters reported seeing mountain lions or tracks while they hunted last year. One CPW supervisor told me an outfitter with 18 camps said that every camp reported seeing lions or lion tracks. When hunters are seeing mountain lions, there are …

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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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