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  • Free Fishing Weekend

    June 2: Fishing is Fun Day & Free Fishing Weekend

    The city of Sterling is hosting a Fishing Is Fun Day at the Overland Trail Recreation Area on Colorado’s free fishing weekend. There will be a casting contest, and a biggest fish contest. Join the Parks, Library and Recreation Department along with the Boy Scouts …

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  • Cpw Wildlife

    CPW opens Wildlife Habitat Program request for proposals

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the 2018 Request for Proposals for the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP). The CWHP is a state-wide program that supports CPW’s mission by offering funding opportunities to private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect important wildlife habitats on their property, …

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  • The Decline Of Hunting For Sport

    The decline of hunting for sport

    Living my whole life in Wyoming, western Colorado, South Dakota and now Arizona, it’s been hard for me to think of hunting as relatively unpopular. Outside of larger cities in those states, I’ve always been in a small minority as a vegetarian, even among those …

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  • Colorado Mountains Fishing Backpacking

    For vacation, backpacking in Colorado

    During the 1970s, Caterpillar’s vacation period ran the first two weeks in July. I had a good friend Derike Goode from Mazon with whom I worked, hunted and fished. With vacation approaching, we both decided to take a trip out west. We decided on Colorado …

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  • Pinewood

    Mussel-Free act would implement boating fee

    State Senate passed House Bill 1008 by a 24-10 vote on Tuesday Boaters in Colorado would have to pony up as part of an effort to continue staving off an invasive mussel infestation in the state — which officials say would be crippling to recreation …

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  • Outdoors Child Fishing

    Interactive Map – Colorado Statewide Fishing Conditions – April 14, 2018

     Conditions Report – Statewide Rivers and Creeks As we are approach the spring season, we will begin seeing increased flows and decreased clarity in our waters. This means anglers must use a bit larger and flashier presentations when fishing these conditions. The spawn beds …

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  • Elepbuttedam Water Suit

    Supreme Court unanimously rules fed agency can intervene in Rio Grande water suit

    The issue of water rights of the Rio Grande between Texas, New Mexico and Colorado is controlled by a 1938 Rio Grande Compact between the three states but is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation who must dedicate a portion of those waters to Mexico …

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    CPW ‘Open House’ to Introduce New Hunting License System on March 20

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a new online system for buying hunting licenses. CPW staff in Durango is holding an open house, 4-8pm on Tuesday, March 20, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds to explain the new system and answer questions. Hunters who are applying …

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  • Jumbo Reservoir Lake Colorado

    Boating opens March 16 at Jumbo – good fishing for walleye expected

    Jumbo Reservoir, the 1,578 acre-foot reservoir located on the border of Logan and Sedgwick counties, will open to boating March 16. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Thursday announced the start of boat inspections at Jumbo as warmer spring weather arrives. The boat inspection station will be …

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  • SILHOUETTE ELK MOUNTAINS Web

    Big Game Hunting

    When purchasing a big game hunting property in the West, the availability of landowner tags can be an important factor. Landowner programs were established to acknowledge the contribution of private lands to support wildlife and provide a form of compensation to landowners for resources used …

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