• 2019 Photo Issue - Mountain Goat

    2019 Colorado Outdoors Photo Issue Video

    The annual Photography Issue is a chance to celebrate our fantastic fauna, amazing landscapes, and for the sportspeople and park visitors who get outside to experience and support the abundance of Colorado.

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  • “My First Big Game Hunt” video series

    “My First Big Game Hunt” is a new 16-part video series from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, introducing nonhunters to hunting through the journey of Crystal Egli.

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  • Walleye

    Assessing Colorado’s Walleye

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches walleye study to assess population dynamics at Lake Pueblo, Chatfield reservoir and Cherry Creek Colorado reservoir.

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  • Trophy Trout of Cheesman Canyon

    Each year, CPW conducts fishery surveys of our rivers and reservoirs. The periodic monitoring collects and records the biological data needed to guide fishery management in Colorado. (Video)

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  • Bull Moose

    Video: Colorado Moose Management

    Thanks to successful reintroduction and management by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado’s moose are now one of the fastest-growing herds in the lower 48 states.

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  • Raising Colorado’s Brown Trout – North Delaney Butte Lake

    Despite Colorado’s abundant fish populations, most fish cannot successfully reproduce in the wild. And, of those species that are able to reproduce naturally, recruitment (the number of juvenile fish that actually survive to be added to a population) is often too low to support a fishable population. To ensure that there are enough fish to stock every year, CPW sets up spawn-collection sites at lakes and reservoirs across the state.

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  • CPW Focuses on Boreal Toad Survival

    In mid-September Biologist Dan Cammack walked slowly along the edge of a boggy pond in the San Juan Mountains high above the San Luis Valley and peered into the mud and black water looking for a camouflaged critter the size of a dime.

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  • Field Notes of a Rookie Sportsperson: All-day Upland Adventure

    Halfway across the field, I heard Natalie say “chukar!” I looked at her, puzzled.“What?” I asked.“Chukar,” she said, pointing to the ground in front of her.

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  • Chasing Colorado’s Cottontails

    For anyone interested in becoming a hunter, or interested in mentoring a friend or family member, small game hunting is a very logical entry point – and cottontail rabbits are a particularly good place to start.

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  • 2019 Colorado Pheasant & Quail Hunting Forecast

    Colorado’s pheasant and quail seasons open statewide Nov. 9, 2019. Pheasant hunters can expect improved bird populations over last season. Big-game hunters can also enjoy some additional access this year on Colorado’s popular Walk-In-Access (WIA) program. Watch the video for further details.

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Hunting

Fishing

Raising Colorado’s Brown Trout – North Delaney Butte Lake

Despite Colorado’s abundant fish populations, most fish cannot successfully reproduce in the wild. And, of those species that are able to reproduce naturally, recruitment (the number of juvenile fish that actually survive to be added to a population) is often too low to support a fishable population. To ensure that there are enough fish to stock every year, CPW sets up spawn-collection sites at lakes and reservoirs across the state.

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