Tag Archives: Moose Hunting

4 Significant Changes For Colorado Big Game Hunters

The release of Colorado’s Sheep & Goat and Big Game brochures brings the promise and excitement of new hunting seasons. With over-the-counter maps, hunt codes, season dates and fees, the brochures confirm that what we’ve done in the past is still available, aid us in finding new opportunities and help support a strategy to secure a license for the upcoming seasons. Most years, we dive in with purpose, flipping to the sections that we know will help us get the job done (or scrolling if you’re looking at the brochures online). I caution you – do not take that approach this year!

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If you’re a Colorado big-game hunter, now’s the time to prepare for the 2019 hunting seasons.

Colorado Outdoors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s conservation magazine, is a valuable planning resource for hunters. The Jan/Feb issue features big-game preference points for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose.

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Breaking the silence: Hearing loss can’t keep hunter, 16, from bull moose harvest

When a father and his 16-year-old son pick a campsite for a bull moose hunt, you’d assume Dad drew the tag and Son was along to help, maybe interested in burning the giant old pine stump in the middle of camp, just because it looked like fun.

But when Richard Nicolas and his son, Jason, pulled into Jackson County last year it was Jason’s trip. He drew a bull moose tag at age 15 and this hunt would be the ultimate test of communication and teamwork between him and his dad — one made more challenging because Jason was born with a progressive hearing loss that has kept declining as he has grown. Now he hears very little on his own.

“When I checked to see if he pulled a tag, I almost fell over,” said Richard. “It was like, ‘hey, we’ve got to get serious about this.’ ”

In camp, Jason was just a teenager on his first moose hunt — eyeballing the giant pine stump, saying he was gonna burn it if he got his moose. He was full of a hunter’s anticipation as he and Richard watched a small bull amble through camp before opening day. Read more

Colorado Outdoors May/June Issue Now Available

May June 2014 cover

The May/June 2014 issue of Colorado Outdoors magazine is hot of the press, and it features a wealth of information for sportsmen.

Colorado is famous for its abundant elk herds. But did you know that moose herds are bucking national trends and are thriving in the Centennial State? Learn how a growing moose population may lead to expanded hunting opportunites in “Colorado’s New Gold.” In addition, hunters can learn how to smoke game meat in “Smokin’,” and how the localvore movement is creating a renewed interest in hunting in “The Hunting Paradox.” Trout and pike anglers will learn techniques for fishing Stagecoach State Park in “Catching the Spring Stage.” Finally, find out how Colorado’s Wildlife Council has raised public awareness through its innovative “Hug a Hunter/Angler” TV commercials in “Hug a Hunter.”

To see additional stories and to view the entire contents page for this issue, click HERE.

To order the May/June issue or to purchase an annual subscription to Colorado Outdoors magazine, click HERE.