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Colorado Big Game Hunting – Post Draw Options

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Photo by © Wayne Lewis/CPW.

The 2019 Colorado big game draw results are now available for elk, deer, moose and bear. And by now, all applicants should have received an email revealing your Colorado big game license fate (results can also be found by logging into your account at CPWshop.com). If you successfully drew your license, you’re probably daydreaming about your upcoming hunt. However, for many of us – me included – luck was simply not in the numbers this year. But fear not! Failing to draw a limit license does not mean that you won’t be hunting big game in Colorado this year. Trust me, there is a lot of positive in that negative-sounding statement.

Not drawing a big game limited license (or didn’t apply) can actually be a good thing. Sometimes the challenge of finding a new hunting area is just what’s needed to add a new sense of adventure to your hunting routine.

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4 Winter Adventure Destinations

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Winter fly fishing at Stagecoach State Park. Photo by © Nora Logue/CPW

With temperatures reaching into the 60s, planning a winter adventure may not be at the top of your “to do” list. But, with 2018 zipping by, February is the perfect time to strap on some snowshoes or cross-country skis and head out into a snow-filled state park. Whether you’re looking to try something new or merely squeeze in a few more days of your favorite winter activities, these four state parks offer everything a winter adventurer could desire. Read more

Outdoor Survival Series: Maps and Compass

CPW Photo by Nick Clement
Photo by Nick Clement/CPW

Colorado’s backcountry terrain can confuse and disorient even the most experienced outdoorsman. Therefore, it’s important to know how to use a map and compass to avoid getting lost when venturing into remote areas. In this chapter of Colorado Outdoors‘ Survival Series, you will learn how to navigate your way to safety in any situation. 

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Outdoor Survival Series: Defining Survival

CPW photo by Nick Clement
With 22 million acres of public lands, Colorado has endless opportunities to recreate far off the beaten path. Photo by Nick Clement/CPW

A common misconception is “I will never get lost” or “I would know how to survive because I watch all the survival shows.” The reality is that Colorado’s backcountry can overwhelm you. Weather can change in the blink of an eye and a small misinterpretation of a map or taking the wrong trail can lead you to be completely lost and left outside overnight with no water, shelter or fire.

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