Category Archives: Colorado Outdoors ‘Quick Tips’

Colorado Outdoors ‘Quick Tip’ Video: DIY Duck Blind

When hunting waterfowl, a blind is essential to stay hidden from the sharp, well-trained eyes of ducks and geese. Although permanent blinds and pit-blinds typically offer the best cover and concealment, they are usually not an option when hunting public land. In this Colorado Outdoors “Quick Tip” video, you will learn how to build a simple but effective duck blind that works well for most applications. Best of all, this portable, light-weight blind costs less than $40.

Colorado Hunting Atlas – Getting Started

Virtual scouting is important if you want to increase your chances of harvesting a big-game animal. The Colorado Hunting Atlas is a great tool, developed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s GIS team, to help you achieve greater success in the field.  In this Colorado Outdoors Online “Quick Tips” video, you will learn how to use the Colorado Hunting Atlas and see an overview of the main functions and features.

Colorado Oudoors ‘Quick Tip’ Video: Bait-Fishing Basics

Fishing with bait is one of the most productive methods for catching fish. It’s also one of the most popular. According to surveys conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, nearly half of the state’s anglers fish with bait. In this “Quick Tips” video, you will learn how to set up a slip-sinker rig for bottom fishing with worms and Powerbait, and how to suspend bait off the bottom using a bobber.

How to Shoot a Compound Bow

Colorado’s archery season may be four months away, but practicing your shooting skills should be a year-round discipline.   In this video, hunter education instructor Jim Gilmore demonstrates the proper form for shooting a compound bow.  Although shooting techniques may vary slightly among archers, following these basic fundamentals will ensure that you develop consistency and accuracy in your shooting.

For further information about Colorado’s archery-hunting opportunities, purchase the 2012 Colorado Outdoors Hunting Guide.  This issue features “Archery Advice,” an in-depth article with tips and strategies from some of the state’s top bowhunters.  Included is advice on selecting bowhunting clothing and equipment, shooting techniques and tips to make your big-game hunt more successful.  To order the 2012 Hunting Guide, back issues or to purchase a yearly subscription to Colorado Outdoors, call 1-800-417-8986.

Decoy Strategies for Duck Hunters

Colorado Outdoors “Quick Tips” Videos

Experienced waterfowl hunters understand the importance of using a natural-looking decoy spread to bring ducks within shooting range of the blind.  In this video, you will learn about some of the different types of decoys that are available and how to setup decoys to pull in even the most wary, hunter-savvy ducks.      

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