• 4 Significant Changes For Colorado Big Game Hunters

    The release of Colorado’s Sheep & Goat and Big Game brochures brings the promise and excitement of new hunting seasons. With over-the-counter maps, hunt codes, season dates and fees, the brochures confirm that what we’ve done in the past is still available, aid us in finding new opportunities and help support a strategy to secure…

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  • Nature’s Dinner Table

    On a recent outing along the Colorado River, wildlife photographer Richard Spitzer witnessed the power and beauty of raptors in a way that few ever will. In the series of photos below, Spitzer captures golden eagles, a bald eagle, and a number of magpies in a heated competition for a seat at nature’s dinner table.…

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  • Preference Point Issue

    2019 COLORADO OUTDOORS PREFERENCE POINT ISSUE

    If you’re a Colorado big-game hunter, now’s the time to prepare for the 2019 hunting seasons. Colorado Outdoors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s conservation magazine, is a valuable planning resource for hunters.

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  • Bull elk

    5-Year Big Game Season Structure

    For more than 120 years, your contributions have supported wildlife conservation, ensuring that Colorado remains home to abundant wildlife and world-class hunting.

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  • Orphaned Bear Cubs Get A Second Chance at Freedom

    Hopefully, eight orphaned bear cubs are now sleeping peacefully on Pikes Peak, snug inside artificial dens built by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, staff and volunteers during a recent snowstorm.

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  • Christmas Bird Count

    The True Meaning of the Christmas Bird Count

    2018 was The Year of the Bird, a year in which Colorado Parks and Wildlife joined organizations like National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and

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  • Archery Elk Hunter

    A Family Affair – DIY Colorado Archery Elk Hunt

    September in Colorado brings cooler mornings, the color change of Aspen leaves in the mountains, the fascination with pumpkin spice everything and most importantly, archery season. This year I got

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  • Outdoor Recreation

    Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

    As Coloradans, living life outside is what we do. Whether hunting, fishing, hiking, biking or engaging in other forms of recreation, the majority of us spend valuable time enjoying Colorado’s

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  • Duck Decoy Basics

    A good set of duck decoys is a must-have item for any waterfowl hunter.

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  • 2018 Colorado Outdoors Photo Issue Video

    COLORADO’S OUTDOORS This year marks the 80th anniversary of Colorado Outdoors, and we’re thankful for the ability to share the stories of conservation, wildlife and our sporting and recreation heritage

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Hunting

4 Significant Changes For Colorado Big Game Hunters

The release of Colorado’s Sheep & Goat and Big Game brochures brings the promise and excitement of new hunting seasons. With over-the-counter maps, hunt codes, season dates and fees, the brochures confirm that what we’ve done in the past is still available, aid us in finding new opportunities and help support a strategy to secure…

Fishing

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Nature’s Dinner Table

On a recent outing along the Colorado River, wildlife photographer Richard Spitzer witnessed the power and beauty of raptors in a way that few ever will. In the series of photos below, Spitzer captures golden eagles, a bald eagle, and a number of magpies in a heated competition for a seat at nature’s dinner table.…