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Black Bear - photo by DJ Hannigan

Q&A: Insight on Colorado’s Human-Bear Interactions

The data outlines a major problem and potentially documents only half of what actually takes place. CPW recognizes that among the 5,369 bear reports from April 1-Dec. 31, there are likely an equal number of human-bear interactions that go unreported.

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deer enters house for food

Please Do Not Feed Wildlife

We know people mean well when they give tidbits to wildlife. What many don’t realize is that feeding big game is bad for the animals and dangerous for people. It’s also against the law.

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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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