Variety, they say, is “the spice of life.” And for hunters, no other state offers as much “spice” as Colorado. From upland birds and waterfowl to majestic
big-game animals like elk and bighorn sheep, Colorado’s wild-game species are as diverse as the Rocky Mountain landscape. Get the most out of your time in the field this fall by purchasing the 2013 Colorado Outdoors Hunting Guide. This special edition of Colorado Outdoors magazine includes a big-game hunting forecast with statewide population estimates for elk, deer, pronghorn, moose and bear, as well as the inside scoop on all things hunting from CPW wildlife managers and biologists. Also featured is a buyer’s guide for optics and other essential equipment for big-game hunters. Finally, waterfowl hunters will learn how to hunt ducks on Colorado’s lesser-known, high-altitude reservoirs. Annual subscriptions to Colorado Outdoors magazine or individual copies may be purchased by calling 1-800-417-8986.
Ptarmigan live year-round from about 9,500 feet elevation and above, so studying these well-camouflaged birds is challenging ─ to say the least.