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  • Horsetooth Reservoir

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers will increase BUI enforcement

    In advance of the July 4 holiday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers will conduct Operation Dry Water Friday through Sunday. Boaters at state parks will see heightened enforcement of boating under the influence (BUI) laws during the weekend, according to a press release from the …

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  • Cpw Encourage

    CPW encourages fishing at Carson Lake before dam upgrade

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)– Parks and wildlife officials are encouraging people to fish at Carson Lake on the Grand Mesa before it gets drained later this summer for a dam upgrade project. The City of Grand Junction will drain the lake this summer to upgrade …

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  • Colorado Wildlife

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

    Lone Dome and Fish Creek will close Mancos State Park, above, will remain open. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain open to …

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  • Annual Women Field

    Becoming a hunter: Annual Women Afield class by CPW teaches hunting to those without experienced family or friends to mentor them.

    The sharp flinty cluck-cluck of a hen turkey rang out in the cool morning air, and was mimicked perfectly by my guide Dick Severin, sitting beside me in our hunting blind. I held my 20 gauge shotgun, loaded and cocked, the barrel resting on a …

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  • Jazz Aspen

    5 of the Coolest Outdoor Festivals in Colorado This Summer

    During summer in Colorado you could spend every weekend hopping between mountain towns, heading to another music, art, or mountain sports festival – And we’re not complaining, we just know it can be overwhelming. Fibark, June 14 – 17 Hooligans on the Arkansas River. Photo: …

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  • Colorado Springs

    27 trails you should explore in Colorado

    Devil’s Head Lookout Trip log: 3 miles round trip (out and back), 939-foot total elevation gain, 9,748 feet max (top of tower) Difficulty: Moderate Getting there: Off Interstate 25 north, exit for Tomah Road. Continue west before turning right onto Perry Park Road. After 5 …

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  • South Fork Tines

    Area fishing looking decent for summer

    SOUTH FORK— According to reports provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife Aquatic Engineer Estevan Vigil, fishing in the Rio Grande basin will be decent for most of the summer season. Vigil stated that the precipitation for the year is at about 47 percent compared to …

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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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  • 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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