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
I have a complaint that I would like to share with CP&W. Why are ATV’s allowed in Uncompahgre National Forest in the Beaver Creek area around the ranger station now? Particularly on trail 426. I thought this used to be restricted to these noisemakers, especially during hunting season. Also someone was using the ranger station to camp in this past season. When did this start? Have these restrictions been lifted? If that is the case then this unique hunting area has been ruined! Can’t believe you would allow this to happen to such a great elk hunting area. Is there any other National Forest we could hunt in without these ATV toys running everywhere and scaring the elk to death back up to the slide rock? Big mistake CP&W. Correct me if I’m wrong! ... See MoreSee Less
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is at Navajo State Park.
Navajo Reservoir is sometimes referred to as “Colorado’s Lake Powell” because of its 15,000 acres of surface water and 150 miles of shoreline. Navajo extends 20 miles south into New Mexico along the San Juan River and 15 miles north along the Pine River – yeah lots of water. Two great places to visit are the Sambrito Wetlands and the watchable wildlife viewing area. There are also opportunities to hunt elk, deer and birds.
📷 Dustin Doskocil ... See MoreSee Less
Michael RinaldoI was just in Arboles for the first time. Stunningly beautiful, peaceful area and chimney rock is just around the corner.16 hours ago
Marc LeyserI attempted Trott lining the flooded town site area...what a crazy way to fish!17 hours ago
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added an event.
Early season pheasant hunting is great but late season birds get smarter with each passing week. Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife to learn how to hunt pheasants during the later part of the season. Tony Dymek, assistant hunting and fishing outreach coordinator for the northeast region, will bring his 27 years of pheasant hunting experience to share with participants. "For years I have seen the fields covered with hunters for the first two or three weeks of the season and then they are gone." said Dymek. "But let's remember, the season runs to the end of January. The birds are still there, we just have to change up our game plan." In this 2-hour seminar, pheasant hunting enthusiasts will learn all about what the birds are doing now and pick up new tactics to pursue them.
WHAT: Pheasant Hunting 201 (Late Season Birds)
WHO: Anyone interested in learning about pheasant hunting
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 21, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton , CO 80603
Pheasant Hunting 101 attendance not required to take Pheasant Hunting 201. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the largest reservoirs in Colorado has produced a new state record arctic char, caught by a vacationing physician from Virginia, Nov. 6.
Dr. Lindsay Regali of Charlottesville had been taking in the sights and enjoying a chilly day of fishing at altitude in Dillon Reservoir with her husband Luke Newcomb and local guide Randy Ford of Alpine Fishing Adventures when she landed the lunker. CPW certified the fish as the new state record, weighing in at 4.15 pounds and 23.5 inches in length, breaking the previous record of 3.75 pounds and 20.5 inches, caught in Dillon Reservoir in 1994 by Marshall Brenner.
Read the full story: cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6342 ... See MoreSee Less
Randy FordAt Alpine Fishing Adventures I highly believe in Catch and release. Although the regulations at Lake Dillon allow for 4 trout, browns, or rainbows no size limit, My policy is that all brown trout are released, and all rainbow trout over 13 inches are released. The state has put highly protective bag limits on char with a one over 20 inch regulation. This was put in place by the CPW in case somebody caught a record breaking fish they could submit it for a record. I decided to give my clients the choice should they get a fish over 20 inches, the first guy I had catch one over 20 decided to release it. In this case the fish was kept.19 hours ago · 11
James TylerI have 2 master angler awards from the CDOW and I've never caught one and have fished that lake every year for over 40 years. Congratulations.2 hours ago
Derek KruseOne of the few left on my Colorado list of fish to catch. And a record at that!23 hours ago · 1
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is at Stauton State Park.
Today is National Take A Hike Day! Did you know that you could burn around 400-550 calories per hour hiking? The holiday season is right around the corner with everything that comes with it – food! Plus getting outside to breath some fresh air is good all around. We encourage you to get out there, even if you only have time or energy for a small hike, every bit counts.
📷 Ken Papaleo ... See MoreSee Less
Fares AlzainatiKaitlyn Janak I was wondering why my desire to hike today was so strong!4 days ago · 2
Gabriel GarciaSooo, is that it? In other words, we butted heads, problem solved, we can go back to eating now? I thought one might have to establish dominance over the others like with other animal species.6 days ago
Cheryl McDonald MaynardThey are indeed powerful. One came over an embankment and rammed my husbands truck. Dented the fender pretty good but also died in the process.6 days ago
Brian EllingGood job Colorado parks and wildlife for finding yet another way to screw over average outdoorsman with a $40 shed license.5 days ago
Bob HelmigReminds me of living on the east side of Pueblo as a kid - it was always two against one.6 days ago · 1
In late October 2017, a turkey was reported residing in a heavily trafficked parking lot in Highlands Ranch. Although turkey relocations are rare, the bird was moved after our team realized it was being fed and becoming habituated. The turkey was relocated to appropriate nearby habitat.
This is another example why it's imperative not to feed wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less
Kelle GrahamGreat job Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Could have gone down differently, but you save our Highlands Ranch legend.6 days ago · 6
Troy Becker"Liking" to help generate attention ("congratulations!") and not because of the feeding/relocation. Lucky to hopefully be able to relocate because it can usually be a very deadly matter for wildlife. On that note, I do have some bird feeders and surely have habituated some house finches so I'll have to look at some details about the line to draw (or not) and where the line is.6 days ago · 2
BWayne EllaHonderoEveryone back home in New York thought that I was playing when I said I See a turkey drinking coffee at six in the morning at the gas station 😂😂 later Kevin no more McDonald’s for you5 days ago
Adam RocklinKevvvvvinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn... (said like Wilsonnnnnnn) Miss you already buddy. Here's to finding a hot little chick and makkng gaggles, murders, and broods of little Kevy's, and maybe a little Kevina too...6 days ago · 3
Melinda WalesOh, Kevin. One too many days blocking traffic to SkyView Academy! I will miss your surprise visits and attendance being held because of you!2 days ago
Kacy Phillips HansenSo glad Kevin found a new home. Seeing him every day for the past couple years has been great. But he was definitely starting to become to comfortable around people. And blocking cars getting to school was clearly his agenda in getting fed. Lol. Live a long life Kevin!!!!!5 days ago
Greg Patrick RyanMaybe if humans took to their diets like animals do there would not be so much health problems. Sad for Kevin that people impose there dying habits on him. God speed Kevin.5 days ago
Elina Ari Mayster BuznedoIt must've been relocated to Cherry creek state park, cause last year it was hanging out around neighborhoods there:-))))2 days ago
Nickie Balfanz TechmanskiMight be gone from the hood but never forgotten! #wemissyoukevin6 days ago · 6
Larry C. LiebscherBrandy has a bunch of these guys living in a greenbelt traffic divider in her neighborhood...in in the middle of Sacramento City. The walk through the neighborhoods and eat whatever in people’s front yards.6 days ago
Brian EllingGood job Colorado parks and wildlife for finding yet another way to screw over average outdoorsman with a $40 shed license.5 days ago · 1
Peggy King-ForslofMaybe it's homeless. Not only people are homeless. We try to feed them. Most homeless people couldn't survive without help of some sort. Same with animals we keep encroaching on.5 days ago
Roni MacYou all are so knowledgeable and professional and have the best interest of the animals! Amazing Work!! Thanks for taking care of our Wild Life and Parks ! Great job 👍🏼.4 days ago
Jaymie Sterling WingateI saw this turkey in a king Sooners parking lot once 🦃 glad it got relocated and better home!4 days ago
Jeff RohrHilarious that he is known as Kevin. There was a rafter of about 9 of them and then there was only one. 😂6 days ago
Zachary PetroneRoss SuchmanAdam McLaughlin haha this is the turkey that was by king Soopers6 days ago
Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared Steamboat Resort's Moose on the Mountain.
Who's seen a moose in Colorado?
Colorado is home to more than 3,000 moose and boasts one of the fastest growing populations in the lower 48 states. Just remember to keep your distance when viewing these majestic animals! ... See MoreSee Less
The moose have the mountain all to themselves.
Rob Givens IIIWoke up while camping by a pond to see a mother Moose and Calf across the pond from me. It was beautiful 10 minutes of my day.6 days ago · 1
Wendy M. Brummett ManessI had the pleasure of seeing one in a small pond at Maroon Bells. I was well above the majestic animal but felt fortunate to see it.6 days ago · 1
Kristy HeadrickJust outside of Ward Colorado this fall. I see them a lot in Willow Creek and Winter Park as well!6 days ago · 4
Kristin Arrolee Rosei moved here last year & saw this bull & a cow on my 3rd visit to the GMNF. he just walked across the trail in front of me by 20'. i took pics & vid & had to gather my nerves after i left. he wasnt aggressive, i was lucky. one of the most amazing outdoor experiences of my life.6 days ago · 8
Joyce WhiteWe saw thid momma and baby on the way home from Rainbow lakes near Netherland. We have seen moose at Brainard lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park and Guanella Pass! I love seeing these magnificent animals6 days ago · 4
Tonya GilbertJust over a year ago my husband and I were driving toward Kenosha Pass and in the small pond just off the highway was a moose wading in the water. Then a couple years before that my husband saw a moose in Belmar shopping area in Lakewood, it caused a lot of commotion.6 days ago · 2
Louise CreagerSeen several, Colorado, Wyoming, Canada. There's even a couple living in our area. Always a blessing to see these majestic creatures6 days ago · 2
Skip SnyderOkay people, I was born and raised in Colorado from 1941 until moving to Maui in 1999, without seeing moose when they were first imported to the state. So in 2016 we visited Anchorage AK and to a tour of the area being promised to see moose. Two days, no moose. Stop making me feel badly. He,he5 days ago
Jonathan PerkinsWe saw this young bull while on the way to Lake Cities from Creede. He was in the road with a young cow. She headed for the hills and he just strolled down the road until he was ready to get out of the way. This was in August this year.6 days ago · 2
Carol A UnderwoodIn 1995 there was a couple in Pine Junction. Later years, he had increased his herd significantly! I won't tell where they are now, so don't bother asking! Ha!6 days ago · 2
Rebecca BlairSaw a bull and two cows north of Divide after 57 years as a native Coloradoan. Unfortunately the bull was poached a week later 😡6 days ago
E Carter MasonSeveral years ago a group of us elk hunters were hiking a logging road on Willow Creek Pass in the early morning darkness when a hillside stood up next to us and went crashing through the forest. Pretty sure it was a moose but will never know for sure.6 days ago
Justin RodgersI've twice had run-ins with Moose while fly fishing up near Walden. Both times I came around a bend of a creek/beaver ponds to be surprised by a grazing moose.6 days ago
Shannon KellyI saw one last August on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. He was skinnier than the moose I saw growing up in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, but I'm guessing that's related to diet and habitat differences.6 days ago
Doe runs up on me during a dog walk. #WPU Michael Dalton
Fresh Air Friday 2017
Give thanks for Colorado’s great outdoors by getting outside and celebrating Fresh Air Friday this Black Friday.
We're offering free admission to Colorado's 41 state parks thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO. ... See MoreSee Less
Colorado Parks and Wildlife added an event.
Get out, give thanks. This Black Friday visitors will receive free admission to Colorado's 41 state parks thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO.
• #FreshAirFridayCO Photo Scavenger Hunt •
This year, select Colorado State Parks around the state will be participating in a photo scavenger hunt on Fresh Air Friday. Bring the family or grab your “Friendsgiving” pals and head to one of the eight state parks below to participate. Prizes for completing the photo hunt checklist include state park passes, Colorado Parks and Wildlife gear, subscriptions to Colorado Outdoors magazine and more!
Participating parks include:
Barr Lake State Park
Mancos State Park
North Sterling State Park
State Forest State Park
Steamboat Lake State Park
Trinidad Lake State Park
Yampa River State Park
Have fun exploring, and share your photos using #FreshAirFridayCO on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! ... See MoreSee Less
Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared Barr Lake State Park, Colorado State Parks's post.
Congratulations to Friends of Barr Lake - a support group for Barr Lake State Park for winning 2017 Community Organization of the Year!
Thanks for helping us keep Barr Lake beautiful. ... See MoreSee Less
So proud of the Friends of Barr Lake - a support group for Barr Lake State Park! They won Community Organization of the Year! Thank you for all you do!
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is at Highline Lake State Park.
An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is the recreation epicenter for the Grand Valley with two lakes, lush grass, trails and trees. The park provides great warm-water fishing opportunities for bass, catfish and crappie. Rainbow trout are also stocked every spring and fall. Bookcliff Campground is open year-round, offering 31 campsites that accommodate both tents and RVs. Thousands of birds migrate through in spring and fall and the National Audubon Society has designated the park as an Important Bird Area. There are seven hunting blinds for waterfowl hunters open Monday - Friday. ... See MoreSee Less
Brantly has blood on the ground
So, I see a division truck with 2 people cutting the antlers of a nice road kill bull on hwy 36 North of Boulder by St Vrain rd. When I come back by the elk is still there! Why is it illegal for us to do that when you guy's do the same thing? ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Veterans Day! We are welcoming veterans, active members of the military and their companions with free admission to all 41 Colorado state parks today. Thank you for your service. ... See MoreSee Less
"There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer."
- Calvin Coolidge
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Mary YoungThank you Colorado Parks and Wildlife for all you do! For many years I've followed your organization, functions and achievements. Although I don't always agree with every one of your decisions, ( cant't think of anyone I do agree with entirely ), I've come to realize that you people deserve much more credit than you're getting. I appreciate all you do for our State, our wildlife, and thank you for your hard work and dedication.1 week ago · 1
Cårmen GeørgeAnyone who supports the killing bears and mountain lions to help ranchers and drilling interests doesnt support wildlife.1 week ago
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