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Day: February 11, 2020

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Ridgway State Park Yurt

Yurt Camping in Colorado State Parks

Yurt camping combines all the benefits of tent camping with just enough elements of an RV or cabin “glamping” experience to make for a one-of-a-kind voyage into the Colorado wilderness.

boat electrofishing

Colorado’s Whirling Disease Resistant Rainbows

After more than 20 years of study, frustration, experimentation and dogged persistence by CPW’s aquatic researchers, the tide has turned in the fight against Whirling-disease.

Ryan Lane holds a mixture of 30 different native seeds used to replant former farm land

Restoring Wildlife Habitat With Native Seeds

Since 2014, CPW has been working aggressively in several areas throughout western Colorado to plant native seeds on: old farmland, state wildlife areas, state trust lands and areas burned in fires.

hunter with bull elk and big game brochure

2020 Colorado Big Game Hunting: What’s New

The 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure is now available and with the release of the brochure comes several significant changes for the Colorado big game hunting seasons.

Gray wolf (Photo/USFWS)

Genetics Tests Confirm Presence of Wolves in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists have received notification back from a genetics lab confirming that four scat samples collected near a scavenged elk carcass in Moffat County in early January came from wolves.

deer enters house for food

Please Do Not Feed Wildlife

We know people mean well when they give tidbits to wildlife. What many don’t realize is that feeding big game is bad for the animals and dangerous for people. It’s also against the law.

Crystal prepares gear for Colorado Big Game hunt

My First Big Game Hunt: Gearing Up

From guns and gadgets to knives, sheets and vehicles, Crystal discusses what you will actually need to hunt big game in Colorado.

Family enjoying a campfire

Colorado’s 8 Most Overlooked State Parks

Mountains or prairies, rivers or forests, out in the country or next to the city… Colorado’s 41 state parks offer something for everyone.

A 41.5-pound lake trout caught at Blue Mesa Reservoir

A Six-Month-Long Fishing Tournament

A Lake Trout tournament at Blue Mesa Reservoir with $10,000 in cash prizes starts Feb. 1, 2020. The tournament continues through July 31, 2020.

wolf tracks in the snow

Colorado Wolf Update

This is a historic sighting. While lone wolves have visited our state periodically including last fall, this is very likely the first pack to call our state home since the 1930s.

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