Eric Stahlecker was the lucky winner of our statewide moose tag last year. He sent us this great note and a picture of the awesome moose he harvested. “On March 6th 2016 I found out I had won the Colorado statewide moose license through SCI. Phone calls to...read more
IT IS TIME TO WIN A STATEWIDE ELK and PRONGHORN TAG!!
The Colorado Chapter of SCI—Sportsmen for Community—has one license for Elk and Pronghorn Antelope that you can use anywhere in Colorado! There are some GIANT bucks and bulls out there and you could be the lucky winner of the tag. CLICK HERE to buy some tickets!
We will draw the winners on June 3rd at the GET OUTSIDE event that will be held at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. You do not need to be present to win, and non-residents are eligible. Winners will be posted on our website on June 4th. GET OUTSIDE is sponsored by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Colorado Chapter of SCI and the Mike Johnson Youth Hunter Project.
If you are on our email list we will continue to communicate with you occasionally to let you know about the different projects we have going on as well as other raffles. You can OPT IN for the mailings by going to the top of this website and clicking on mailing lists. We are going paperless so this will be the only way that we will let you know about future raffles and registration for events.
Announcing our 2017 Raffle Winners!!
Leica 10x42 Range
Rifle Sako Finnlight 85 .270 WSM
Gun Safe and Six Guns
Ltc (Ret) Mark Herrin
NM Guided Elk Hunt
CO Statewide Deer License
CO Statewide Moose License
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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew
In 2016, 5,994 individuals donated 304,948 hours of their time to CPW Programs helping our agency complete its mission across the state. This week we'll be celebrating their amazing work. #NationalVolunteerWeek ... See MoreSee Less
Mandi RuthThe outdoors are important in order to gain perspective on life, getting a chance to take a breather and enjoy the peace that comes with nature :) happy earth day!!!2 days ago · 2
Harrison FuchsThey are important to me because they remind me that there are still places where there aren't a lot of people. Usually when I do find a quiet place in nature, someone with an inflatable bed and their boisterous friends find my place and annoy me.2 days ago
Kate JohnsonWhen you are out in nature you feel truly alive and connected to something higher1 day ago
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added 2 new photos.
On April 18, 2017, our Aquatic Nuisance Species Staff found an abandoned houseboat completely infested with invasive quagga mussels on the side of Highway 160 in SW Colorado. Turns out the trailer broke when being hauled from Lake Powell to Navajo State Park and was left on the side of the road. It is illegal to transport an infested boat across state lines and to possess aquatic nuisance species in Colorado. After two days, the boat was transported and is now in the possession of CPW law enforcement personnel at Navajo State Park. The boat is being held in quarantine. This is a tremendous catch and we are very grateful to those that made this discovery! ... See MoreSee Less
Jake MatthewsI believe every case of mussels is from out of state boats....high time to fix the system so us local guys can go back to getting on the water at 4 am. Waiting until 7am is bs....morning bite is half over already. I only fish 2 local lakes all year....the system needs fixed!2 days ago · 5
Steven BurkhardtYou don't want to transport invasives to new locations. The entire Great Lakes is infested with zebra mussels2 days ago · 6
Ashlee ErinGood work team! Thank you for your continued efforts to keep Colorado's waters protected and clean.2 days ago · 8
Celebrate Earth Day at Colorado's state parks!
Join a Ranger for a s'more at Eldorado Canyon, take a bird walk at Barr Lake or join a cleanup at Lathrop or Lake Pueblo — there's lots going on this weekend at our state parks. Learn more: bit.ly/2c14Hqm ... See MoreSee Less
Durango Bear Research
Over the past five years, CPW wildlife biologist Heather Johnson and her team have researched bears in Durango. Their research has contributed greatly to our understanding of bears and how they interact with humans. #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
Garth SchultheisRight after I moved here in 94, they passed the law banning the spring bear Hunt. At that time, you never saw a bear in Durango. Within 5 yrs, Durango was overrun with bears. Bring back the spring bear Hunt would cure the problem. Having city people vote on rural issues is bad policy.5 days ago · 8
Mary YoungThank you Colorado Parks and Wildlife for all you do. I very much appreciate all your dedication, keeping us informed, and protecting our beautiful wildlife. I don't think most people realize the various inclement weather conditions you bravely tolerate, in order to fulfill the responsibilities of a difficult job. Loved this video!!!4 days ago · 3
James Jim GonzalesThank you for your important work. But you forgot to mention how the law that passed outlawed spring bear hunting. That alone has increased the bear population. Now many wildlife officers in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties spend about 90% of their time on problem bears. The strike 2 rule was implemented and now officers kill as many or more bears than hunter would have. And its very distressing to them. Please tell the whole story not just part of it!!!5 days ago · 9
Troy BengelNot that bears haven't been studied to death already, come on; studying what? They are way more bears out there then people realize. Hell, Wisconsin study the hell out of them for NASA about 12-15 yrs ago (trying to figure out how bears can sleep/ lay motionless for many months, then get up and move around) Anyhow, they found out there was instead of 15,000 bears, maybe more like 30,000. Since then like 40,000. Now, I know Wisconsin is a lot different the Colorado, However, bears are still bears.4 days ago · 1
Mary Hughson BrownThank you for what you do. I have lived along the Eagle River for over 25 years and we see more bears every year. Last year we had 4 resident bears that we KNEW of. All our neighbors are very vigilant with not allowing bear near human food sources. We have Bear due to heavy service berry growth along the river. We love bears and want to keep them safe. A FED BEAR IS A DEAD BEAR.5 days ago · 5
Jonathan WhitemanGreat video. Can you comment if this was grant funded or if hunting and fishing license sales helped fund this research?4 days ago · 1
Lucinda's Happy PetsWe are for the Bears ~ and sharing ~ thank you Colorado ! My home away from home !4 days ago
Tim GasparHow do I get the job of holding and keeping the cubs warm? I wanna hold a baby bear so bad.4 days ago · 1
A Safe Passage: The Colorado Highway 9 Wildlife Crossing Project
A series of wildlife crossings on Colorado Highway 9 provide safe travel for motorists and wildlife alike. The innovative accident-mitigation project is the first of its kind in Colorado. In just 2 years, a variety of wildlife species are already using the structures and wildlife/vehicle collisions have been reduced by 90-percent. ... See MoreSee Less
Meryl SawyerI saw these in use and more going up in Wyoming. I used to see so many dead animals on the highway out there. I think the animals instinctively prefer the grass over the roadway, so they use it!6 days ago · 3
Cindy LanerDone this between Bayfield and Durango. Problem is, its' location isn't where the largest migration is located. Would have been better West of Chimney Rock.6 days ago · 1
Maggy LindWe drive from Calif. to Colorado every year to visit Grand Lake and we take Highway 9. We saw these being built and we weren't sure what they were for (at the time) however I read up on this project and it is really great that you have these crossing for wildlife. It makes us drivers feel more secure knowing that both animals and humans don't get hurt especially when you are driving at night. Thank you; it is a wonderful project!6 days ago · 4
Cynthia Hawkinslowering the speed limit may help also. isn't there something similar in Vail built as a wildlife crossing?5 days ago
Chris WigginsI saw the concept for this many years ago, glad to see it working. The revenue it saves the insurance companies should have been more incentive for this.6 days ago
Mary Guy SimminsA wonderful project! Along with the wildlife "funnels ", the wider shoulders have made driving to and from northwest Colorado a much safer journey.5 days ago
Mary YoungHow awesome !!! Love this idea and would like to see many more in Colorado and the entire US!! Keep up the great work CPW!!!5 days ago · 1
Christopher LamarrePlease keep this up. I've always admired places in other parts of the world doing this. High five ✋5 days ago · 1
Barbara Keltnerwonderful! we need to have more places throughout Colorado to prevent wildlife from being injured/killed!5 days ago
Scott WilkinsThat's great. Now if only the wildlife can follow signs better than the motorists.6 days ago
Warren D Rudman90% is pretty amazing. We need more projects to combat habitat fragmentation.4 days ago
Ronnie HyattWonder how long it will take the coyotes and mountain lions to figure out where the easy pickings are5 days ago
Janet MatherlyWell worth the money as it ultimately saves lives for both people and animals!5 days ago
Goodnight from St. Vrain State Park - Colorado State Parks. American white pelicans sailing like ships, bald eagles patrolling the air, egrets and herons poised in the shallows, all with the twin summits of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker rising to the west, make St. Vrain a wonderful park for nature study or a day of recreation in the outdoors.
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Elk rut happening in the neighborhood in Estes Park, Colorado. Elk Fest is October 1 & 2, 2016 in Estes Park.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added 7 new photos — celebrating a birthday.
For 120 years we have proudly protected and conserved Colorado's wildlife and state parks. Happy Birthday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife! ... See MoreSee Less
Lowell GooginsIn my business I deal with lots of antiques. Here is a lid from one of the early milk cans that were used to stock live trout In Colorado lakes and streams. It now belongs to my son Ben. If anyone has the matching can let us know.1 week ago · 1
CaptWendi RobinsonHAPPY BDAY. Lotta really happy times as a kid on the trucks with my Gramps when he ran the Crystal River Unit, in the plane with him and Norm Hughes planting the high mtn lakes, going to Glenwood to pick dead eggs (watching them with the turkey basters was quite the deal), off to Nathrop and Don Smith, et.al. to watch them seine and my job which was climbing in the back to make sure we had all the fish out once it was drawn down (what a guy he was to give a little kid a "job") and so many other adventures. Still remember helping my Gram cook the frozen carp that was trucked in and cooked and fed. Was REALLY nice when pellet food started arriving lolol There's a pic of him with one of the old glass trucks somewhere and too many 16mm and 8mm videos to count all of what was then Game and Fish in action. . Am on Park land everyday with my dogs - THANKS for all you do.7 days ago
Pat ThompsonCamped a few times in State Forest State Park, great place to find a dark night sky and a lot of moose! Perhaps i'll head out to the pass this summer.1 week ago · 1
Sue ButtenwieserI'm ready for camping fishing and fun times in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains!😊1 week ago · 1
@co_flyguy970 with a beauty from the Stagecoach tailwater. The road is open and the fishing is hot right now, stop in and we'll help you figure out the smart fish in there. #flyfishing #steamboatflyfi...
Black-footed ferrets don't have annual incomes.
Still putting off filing your taxes? Help non-game wildlife with a voluntary contribution on your Colorado tax returns. bit.ly/2lIChrF #WildlifeWednesday
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared Staunton State Park - Colorado Parks and Wildlife's photo.
Worn with pride. There's a lot of adventure on that windshield. Thanks Sara for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
Staunton State Park really appreciates our park visitors. Especially guests like Sara Bialik from Lakewood. Just look at her history of purchasing annual state park passes! Thank you Sara, we hope to...
Jacqueline LoI always take the old ones off and throw 'em away....but I agree that is a nice way for her to cherish those memories.2 weeks ago
Every year our biologists and volunteers return to Chatfield, Cherry Creek and Lake Pueblo state parks to help with the walleye spawn. Crews will collect male and female walleye, fertilizing the eggs and microchipping the females before releasing them back into the lake. This process will produce millions of walleye fry for stocking across Colorado.
Learn more about the walleye spawn: bit.ly/2oq1uXG ... See MoreSee Less
Nick AdamsonGreat experience! Son and I had the great opportunity to volunteer this year. Thank you CPW, Biologist Paul Winkle, and Peggy!2 weeks ago · 2
Bryan EckstromHow about you start stocking with more bass. Our waters have gone so low with bass. Seriously we have to many rainbows and perch. Please as I speak for many people we need more bass for the anglers.2 weeks ago
Alden Vanden BrinkAny chance a western slope water body could get a tri-ploid walleye stocking program set up and expand this resource or opportunity more?2 weeks ago
A special treat at Mueller is watching a full moon rise over Pike's Peak! See this beautiful sight tonight! Full Moon Hike at 8 pm meet at Outlook Ridge Trailhead.
Larry ScrimaI want to see the wolf back in CO! www.upworthy.com/why-conservationists-want-to-bring-wolves-back-to-colorado?g=22 weeks ago
It started out as a community dream. This lake based retreat for the Western Slope provides day-use nature, picnic and water recreation. Visitors come to Sweitzer Lake State Park, near Delta, for action-packed boating and water skiing on busy days and relaxed nature play on mellow days.
Learn more about Sweitzer: bit.ly/2nyQd8R ... See MoreSee Less
SCI Colorado added 6 new photos.
COLORADO STATEWIDE ELK and PRONGHORN TAG raffle!
Drawing June 3 in Colorado Springs. You do not have to be present to win or a resident of Colorado. You can hunt more than 4 months long with these tags! www.scicolorado.org to buy tickets. ... See MoreSee Less
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Leica Rangefinding Binoculars Kim Cucharas, Colorado Springs CO Kimber Montana 30-06 Rifle Kyle Bentley, Greeley CO New Mexico Elk Hunt with Trophy Ridge Outfitters Jay Keeler, Grand Junction CO Gun Safe Sponsored by Kent Stevinson Paul Jones, Colorado Springs CO...read more