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
Statewide Elk and Antelope Raffle Results
As the summer starts, and the draw results are out for Colorado, the volunteers of the Colorado Chapter of SCI attended the 2nd Annual Colorado Springs Get Outdoors Day in Memorial Park. The event was sponsored by the Mike Johnson Youth Hunting Project and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and was a day enjoyed by more than 5 thousand people, mostly youth, to experience some of the things that are available in the great outdoors in Colorado. The first thousand children got a free fishing pole and they were able to try their luck fishing in Prospect Lake for stocked trout.
The event was the venue for the drawing of the Statewide Elk and Pronghorn Antelope licenses, and to help the Manitou Masonic Lodge #68 with their Child ID program.
The Colorado Chapter of SCI wants to thank everyone that participated in the raffles for the Moose, Deer, Elk and Antelope licenses this year. The money raised from these raffles went to the CPW for projects for each species. Watch the SCI E-Newsletters for details on some of the projects that the money is being used for.
For the last two years we have told our supporters that we will be going paperless for our raffles and our banquet, and we are very close. Make sure that you stay on our email list, and if you change addresses, come back to the website and OPT IN with the good email address. Remember, we do not sell or rent our data.
Have a great summer and good luck in your hunting endeavors! We hope to see you at the 2018 Colorado Chapter Banquet on March 3.
Here are the winners of the Elk and Pronghorn raffle:
Statewide Elk License
Statewide Antelope License
Lavermie McBride III
Ticket # 0006
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
On Target News
Thank you for your service. Active duty military and veterans are admitted free to Colorado's state parks for the month of August! #CPWmilitarythanks
Military members or veterans must show proof of military service and obtain a free pass from any Colorado state park or CPW office. (cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Pages/default.aspx) ... See MoreSee Less
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added 3 new photos.
The leftover license list is up! Choose your license and get ready for leftover day — 9 a.m. (MDT) Tuesday, August 1. cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Leftover.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
Josh FollettRobbie Hain. Same thing happened to me with a 2nd choice cow tag and a first choice antelope tag! I also can't believe there is a sheep tag available!2 days ago · 1
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added an event.
Two bull moose were seen after last year’s Grand Mesa Moose Day grazing in a meadow near a campground above the Mesa Lakes area. So yes, you can see moose on Moose Day! Attend this annual viewing festival and learn about moose habitat, biology, and where you have the best chance to see moose on the Mesa.
There are activities for all members of the family - while the kids are doing moose crafts, listen to a presentation from our local staff and learn more about moose in Colorado. If a hike is more of your activity style, learn how our staff track wildlife utilizing telemetry by accompanying a wildlife officer on a hike with a hidden moose collar.
- Location & What to Bring -
This event is held at the US Forest Service Visitor Center located on the top of the Grand Mesa at 20090 Baron Lake Drive, Grand Mesa, CO 81413. Plan to take a picnic with you and make a day of learning about moose and wetting your line in a local fishing hole!
More info: cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Viewing.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
Discover over 300 state wildlife areas, 41 state parks and other state owned lands available for recreation in the 2017 State Recreation Lands brochure. Now available online: cpw.state.co.us/Rec-Lands ... See MoreSee Less
Janae RaquelWe love CPW! Bryan Gray and I are spending this pass year checking out all 41 state parks. We hit our 26th this week, Golden Gate Canyon. Such a fun summer seeing all our state has to offer! Thanks for all the hard work you do!3 days ago · 2
The July/August issue is here! Inside you'll read about striking it rich in Colorado's Gold Medal waters, fishing from hand-powered boats and the best state parks to do so, and CPW's first Outdoor Ad...
Richard ThomasA good magazine if you live in Colo or plan on hunting there in the future.4 days ago · 1
Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared Rocky Mountain Field Institute's post.
Let's give a big Colorado thank you to this crew that helped construct over 1,500 ft. of the new Dixon Trail at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. ... See MoreSee Less
Week one of five is in the books for the RMFI and Mile High Youth Corps team building the new Dixon Trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain State Park! Over 1500 ft of trail was constructed during the ...
Beautiful day at Staunton State Park. Lots of hikers, rock climbers, mountain bicyclists, track chair hikers, anglers and equestrians.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added an event.
Colorado's backcountry streams and lakes offer a lifetime of fishing opportunity for anglers willing to explore. But hiking into these high-country fisheries can be daunting for those who have never done it before. This two part clinic is designed for intermediate anglers and will offer presentations on fly and lure selection, casting techniques, backcountry gear, navigation and backcountry values. Participants will also have an opportunity to fish two high-country lakes, as well.
Classroom session will consist of Casting Techniques, Fly Selection, Backcountry Gear, Backcountry Values, Resources, Navigation and Backcountry Safety.
Backcountry event will consist of a full day of angling with guides and a lunch time break for preparation of and cooking up wild trout. Participants should be physically fit, as they will be spending the day in the high country near 10,000 feet in elevation. A four-wheel drive or other high-clearance vehicle is suggested to navigate roads to the site. Registration is limited
For more information and to register for this opportunity, visit: www.register-ed.com/events/view/105450? ... See MoreSee Less
On Monday, we stocked 960 greenback cutthroat trout that were once thought to be extinct. Thanks to the help of Trout Unlimited volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, conservation funds from hunters and anglers, and the hard work of our dedicated team, the future of Colorado's state fish is bright. ... See MoreSee Less
Scott LuceroSuch important work and awesome video of the process ....thanks for sharing ! I grew up in that area and appreciate all efforts to restore them!!!1 week ago · 5
Lacey HopperShout out to USFWS-Leadville National Fish Hatchery for their huge contribution in bringing these fish back! Awesome partnership! 👍🏻1 week ago · 3
Karrie SekichYay!!!! This is so exciting!!! Good job CPW, you guys are the best!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉1 week ago · 2
Ben LinnellNow stop stocking millions of rainbows and browns that feed on, and outcompete them. People would much rather catch a cutty than a lame rainbow that you catch anywhere in the state.1 week ago · 2
Martin FrankThis was tried before, In Jerrys' book it details the DOWs' attempt just to find out that had made a bad genetic mistake...maybe they are smarter this time.1 week ago
Kivi FerrinAre these juveniles? They look an awful lot like the little fish I catch in the Dolores river. No one seems to know what those little guys are including the local Ranger1 week ago
Ryan Michael MooreVery cool. Colorado I believe is the only place to find these fish. Very proud of the guiding community and all who buy licences and volunteer.1 week ago · 1
Robert AurandLicense(hunting and fishing) money and conservation money from fisherman (trout unlimited).1 week ago
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added 3 new photos.
Officer Ben Meier rescued this injured juvenile golden eagle near U.S. 24. We believe it was injured in a car accident. It's now off to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo where it will hopefully make a speedy recovery! ... See MoreSee Less
Donna Kothe LandwehrWow! Look at the size of him!! I knew the eagles were big, but didn't realize how big. He's just beautiful.1 week ago
James EnglerSuch a beautiful bird hope it makes a speedy recovery so maybe it can return to the wild1 week ago
Caption this photo of the happiest fish in Colorado!
(Photo: Cody Williams/Ryan Mccormick) ... See MoreSee Less
Linda Rapp NelsonThis isn't an option for a caption, but it is a series of questions for you all at Colorado Parks and Wildlife. What do I tell my little nephews about this photo? How do I explain that a fish out of water could possibly be called "the happiest fish in Colorado"? How do I explain that grownups enjoy causing the wildlife they ought to be protecting pain and suffering? How do I explain that someone would want to take a photo of a fish dying for recreation or food we don't need? How do I possibly explain how anyone can see the death of a sentient creature as funny? I know how I will explain it to them. They will have the capacity to understand, but do you?1 week ago · 50
Gordon KelleyI have a hard time thinking a fish who just was pulled out of the water by a sharp hook and is suffocating is "happy". This is ridiculous and represents torture of the fish.1 week ago · 150
Chase SuhadolnikFor all you vegans crying about catch and release. THE FISH SURVIVE. That's why we have catch and release www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/08/08/should-fly-fishers-catch-and-always-release/the-fish-fee...1 week ago
Bessie VonMessenger"I was happy, now I'm suffocating and distressed. Please stop hurting me."1 week ago · 111
Bethany EarlYes that fish is extremely happy that they were hooked in the mouth painfully and dragged out of the water to suffocate to death.1 week ago · 37
Nancy PerdueI'm an Omnivore so I'm not against eating & using animal's remains, for what we need. Still I consider their welfare, because they are living/breathing/feeling/beings. Please consider Fishing & Hunting, only if you're going to use the Animal's remains for food/and other needed use. That is not a happy Fish, he/she cannot breath out of water. Only for use, and never abuse.1 week ago · 10
Kathy BenderFish cannot breathe out of the water. He may look like he's smiling, but he's gasping for air the same as you would be if someone held you underwater. This is not cute. It is horrible and sad.1 week ago · 21
Libby BasfordThe fish would be saying to you all "I am not happy in any way because I'm suffering - when I am out of water I start to suffocate. I am a sentient being and fishing is cruel."1 week ago · 17
Lorelle Shea"Hey dude, let me go!!" Fish above water are essentially drowning, so I really doubt this fish is happy. Put him back in the water where he belongs!1 week ago · 13
Kathy GrantJust leave the fish alone and find something better to do with your time than torture innocent animals.1 week ago · 16
Tierra ChapmanS/he's gasping for her very life, the same as a human would if they were held under water, and you're making a mockery of this fish's misery?????1 week ago · 18
Wafaie WafaieWe are planning to go turkey hunting this fall which starts on Sep 1st. We will get OTC license but its going to be our very first time. I need recommendations of very good spots within 100 miles from Highlands Ranch. Please share your experience and recommendations. Thanks1 week ago
James Jim GonzalesThats good but when she's caught again there is no second chance she will be killed. In Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties it's estimated that CPW officers spend 90 percent of their time dealing with bears. Is that true? I don't think we have a bear problem its a people problem. It started when that bad law was passed that outlawed spring bear hunting. Biologists said that the bear population would explode and the sheer number of people moving to this state is a recipe for disaster. It also outlawed trapping. Beavers were regulated on a quota system now that can be killed 24/7 365 days a year. We need to get rid of that bad law. Do you agree?1 week ago · 6
LeRoy BarnesIt seems to be a tough year for bears it is nice to see a happy endings. (lets hope the rest of their story ends happy too) You Folks are doing rough Job, very well.. Thank You1 week ago · 2
Robbie S. MeekThank you! Bring some to the Rio Grande forest. My land backs up to it in South Fork and I haven't had the honor of seeing a bear in a long while.1 week ago
Soni MiedemaThis makes my heart happy especially when I've been reading so much about bear & cub hunting during hibernation.1 week ago · 2
Allyson DoerflerThere's a bear in the area of Carter Lake Road in Loveland and the residents can't get anyone to come get it to relocate.1 week ago
Sunni ClarkJust like Joe Picket.......;<)), Wranglers and all! You guys...and women...are the best. Thank you!1 week ago
Terri BerrienStart shaming people who don't give a crap about garbage and the bears lives...grrrrrttt1 week ago
Bentley LeslieNice looking man! Oops! Yeah freedom for mom and babies! Nice looking man! Lol1 week ago
Khaldoun AlgiburiThat’s cool, but I wonder what he was catching at the end? Good grab. Looked like a cell phone.1 week ago
Rebecca FryeYeah I'm so not happy to be struggling TO BREATHE right now. Please stop torturing and killing me for your own amusement.1 week ago
Craig Boddington shared a photo to SCI Colorado's Timeline.
Curious if you guys have anything to add: www.facebook.com/OfficialCraigBoddingtonPage/photos/a.239439096094592.62129.217768301595005/15091... ... See MoreSee Less
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