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Mountain Goat

2019 Colorado Outdoors Photo Issue Video

The annual Photography Issue is a chance to celebrate our fantastic fauna, amazing landscapes, and for the sportspeople and park visitors who get outside to experience and support the abundance of Colorado.

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Angler fishing for savvy trout in Cheesman Canyon. Photo by © Mike DelliVeneri/CPW.

Trophy Trout of Cheesman Canyon

Each year, CPW conducts fishery surveys of our rivers and reservoirs. The periodic monitoring collects and records the biological data needed to guide fishery management in Colorado. (Video)

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Bull Moose

Video: Colorado Moose Management

Thanks to successful reintroduction and management by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado’s moose are now one of the fastest-growing herds in the lower 48 states.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Tips For Colorado Bear Hunters

CPW staff have witnessed some trends among the unsuccessful Colorado bear hunters. By avoiding the ten most common mistakes made by bear hunters, you’ll greatly improve your chances of harvesting a bear in Colorado.

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CPW’s Multi-day Youth Camps

Teaching youth about wildlife, conservation and safe hunting is a primary focus for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Youngsters who learn about the importance of wildlife will carry that value with them throughout their lives.

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