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North Delaney Butte trout

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.

boreal toadlet

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.

bat

Into the Dark – A Night of Bats

Wearing waders and lots of bug spray, Lance, fellow bat Biologist Heather Halbritter, several other CPW staff, and I were going out every 15 minutes to the river below us hoping to catch a specific nocturnal animal: a bat.

rabbit hunter

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.

pheasant hunter

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.

Waterfowl hunter with decoys

Colorado Waterfowl Hunting Forecast

Despite drier conditions across most of the state as we head into the fall, Colorado hunters should be able to find good waterfowl hunting opportunities during the 2019-2020 seasons.

Pronghorn

The Pronghorn Rut

When most think of the rut in Colorado, their minds picture bugling, battling, big-boy bull elk; mule deer bucks locking antlers in Greco-Romanesque scuffles; whitetail bucks laser focused on tending to their does; and the NFL-helmet-on-helmet-like crash of bighorn rams. What few picture is the equally impressive battles and behaviors that take place during the pronghorn rut.

Elk Hunting University

Hunters looking for information to help with their big game adventure will find plenty of useful material in Elk Hunting University.

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