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Our 2020 banquet is approaching faster than we think! We will be back at the Hotel Elegante again this year on Saturday, March 14th. There will be games, live and silent auctions, and of course we will pull the winning tickets for this years raffle items. Banquet tickets will go on sale after Christmas and we expect them to sell out again this year. Along with our raffle drawings we will have a huge selection of live and silent auction items, including a few special new items this year!
Raffle ticket sales are online now! Once again this year we have a full lineup of Statewide Tags for Shiras Moose, Deer, Elk, and Antelope. These tags allow you to hunt anywhere in the state you can legally hunt during any season for the animal you have a tag for. Additionally we have an amazing NM Elk hunt, Kimber Limited Edition Rifle, Six Gun Rifle Package, and Leica Geovid HDR range finding binoculars! All Winners will be drawn at the banquet on 14 March 2020!
You can buy Raffle Tickets or Banquet Reservations HERE. NOTE: Due to Colorado Raffle Laws you will need to purchase Raffle Tickets and Banquet Reservations separately, with separate checkout processes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have gone paperless, for the most part, so don’t look in your mail box for printed information about our event and the raffles. Our website is the place to go, and if you would like to make sure that you are getting the most up to date info and offers, OPT IN for our SCI E-News. (We do not share our lists so you can be sure the emails are from us, and not one else!!) We promise you that we will not hound you with mindless junk but we need and WANT to stay in touch with you. If you would like to get notices of our raffles and events, OPT IN to our email list. We will never rent or sell our list. It is safe here. We promise.
WE ARE MORE THAN JUST FUNDRAISING
The Colorado Chapter is more than fundraising. That is a huge component of what we do, but the great thing about raising money is getting to SPEND the money on conservation projects such as habitat for Colorado Moose; Humanitarian projects like the Sportsmen Against Hunger program where we collect meat and food and donate on an ongoing basis to a dozen food banks and shelters; and the Education arm of our chapter where we are very active in the Archery in the Schools program. These are just a sample of what we do with the money we raise.
God Bless our Men and Women in uniform and we thank all of you who have done so in the past.
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Sportsmen for Community held the 18th annual shoot at Rocky Mountain Roosters today and donated $30,000 to three charities— bringing the total amount raised and donated from this annual event to more than $500,000 in the past
18 years. Way to go Colorado Chapter of SCI and Sportsmen for Community!!! Sportsmen make a difference!! Thanks to all of our sponsors and shooters. See you in 2021!! ... See MoreSee Less
An important part of snowmobile safety is KNOWING 👏 THE 👏 TRAIL 👏
A great way to find and familiarize yourself with snowmobile trails around the state? Our very own COTREX app. Discover new routes, plan your next adventure and download maps for easy offline use.
Find out more: cpw.state.co.us/CTS/Pages/default.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
HUNTERS: Now’s the time to prepare for the 2020 hunting seasons.
The Colorado Outdoors magazine Jan/Feb issue features big-game preference point data for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose. This annual issue is a must-have item for every Colorado hunter.
👉 Get your copy: www.cpwshop.com/pos.page?repurchasePrdID=62533&displayCategoryID=341515646 ... See MoreSee Less
If we subscribed recently, will we receive this issue, or have to wait two months for the next issue?
What a waste of reading material, the estimated herd count data is 2-3 years old showing the numbers from 2017, but then again Colorado never had an accurate way to count herd numbers or harvest stats. CPW is so far behind other States on wildlife management.
No point now that we have wolves , all the elk will be gone 😢
Why even hunt anymore? You can’t even draw a tag if you’re a Colorado resident.
Hunting in these special draw units is nearly impossible with all the people attempting to catch poachers. We were followed everywhere we went every single day of the third season in unit 76 and if you were close to a road or trail the number of people around you were worse than any OTC unit I’ve ever hunted in.
well,, doesn't help a damn bit, for us in SW bowhunters, now does it?
Waste...... the info in these couldn’t be more inaccurate 🤦🏻♂️
I need this asap
Brian Perez read up. You are my guide.
I need one
I need this
Preference points never were anything but a money grabbing gimmick by the DOW.
Clinton Waters I ordered one, you might want to for kicks and grins if nothing else
Zach Loptien time to go to work
Ed DeWitt III
Please stop over the counter unlimited either-sex licensing during archery season and II rifle bull licenses. Way too many hunters in the woods anymore
Aren’t these free in the past ?
Wouldnt be bad if they didnt make us out of staters buy a $100 small game license just to be able to get your point. Then if you get your tag it's another $700. Been going for 7 years straight but it's getting harder to swing it when everything raises every year
CPW staff in the Springfield area south of Lamar have been trying to salvage fish from Two Buttes Reservoir, which is part of CPW’s 8,533-acre State Wildlife Area and a popular spot for hunting, boating and fishing.
In 2015, the reservoir had 700 surface acres and was stocked with channel catfish, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie and other fish.
But drought has drained Two Buttes. It's only about 5 feet deep and is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number of fish, a public fish salvage was authorized in December.
At the same time, CPW staff are using an electrofishing boat to put a mild current in the water, stunning them so they float up and can be caught and moved to other waters.
So far our staffers have taken about 1,000 fish so far, mostly small crappie with one largemouth over 18 inches and about 5 pounds, one saugeye about 22 inches, and a few catfish that measured 20 to 24 inches.
The public is still invited. Just bring your valid Colorado fishing license and use legal methods of catch. ... See MoreSee Less
Will Two Buttes be getting filled at all? Caught all my PB largemouth there
ICYMI: The application deadline for the spring turkey limited license is February 4 at 8 pm MT.
Check out the video and our website for more info: cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/turkey.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
There's no place to hunt Turkey unless u have land
Samantha Ann Hessil
3 days ago
Reminder, our annual SCI Colorado chapter Fun-draiser banquet is 14 March! Raffle ticket sales as well as banquet seats are available at scicolorado.org
Don't delay, seats sells fast! Here's a preview of one of the majestic items that we'll have at the banquet... a stunning original from famed wildlife artist Dawie Mocke (from South Africa). This piece is gorgeous and enormous (approx 5 feet by 3.5 feet), and would look amazing on your wall! ... See MoreSee Less
Wolf Update 🐺: Our wildlife officers investigated an animal carcass surrounded by large wolf-like tracks in NW Colorado. Later, officers used binoculars to observe approximately 6 wolves.
Read more on their search and what they found: cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=7225 ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the comments! You’re likely here because... WOLVES! We welcome open discussion - however please keep your comments clean and respectful. Here’s a link to our social media community guidelines: cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Social-Media-Guidelines.aspx
So if we have a resident wolf population, do we get to come up with a management plan for an invasive species
God now everyone will be out hunting these sacred animals.😢
Bear and wolf we're drinking out of the same Puddle when I came around the corner on my machine Vega Reservoir two summers ago
Awesome Tracks! Colorado will be a much more wild place with wolves on the landscape. “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.” — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949
Wolves are beautiful animals. They will decimate our wildlife within a few years. They can take down adult buffalo, moose, elk and any other wildlife. They aren’t afraid of people and they will attack small children and pets. They are viscous!! They will start eating before they have killed their prey. Big mistake bringing them into the state. They will bankrupt the ranchers. That’s just my opinion. Ask Frank when he gets home.
Enjoy looking at dead.elk carcasses!! The wolves are cool to hear and yes beautiful to see but they ruined our elk hunting in Northern Idaho. And it is a shame to see Cow Moose rarely with calves as they have little chance at survival. Have fun with the wolves !!
Interesting that this came out right after they got wolves on the ballot for reintroduction. I wonder if they would have gotten the signatures if everyone was aware of their existence?
Living in Eastern Washington State, with countless hours in the Blue Mountains, Idaho, and Montana, and witnessing the explosion of the wolf population, I don't go in the woods anymore, without a firearm. I've seen the spread in territory, due to massive population growth in the packs, and the carnage of their kill for fun lifestyle. If you think wolves are a good thing, then you need to do some research. Look at the declining numbers of deer, and elk populations in Montana and Idaho. Hunting manages those numbers through regulated licenses issued by Division of Wildlife. Now look at the money that those hunts bring into the state. Wolves will decimate that income to the state.
We have spotted wolves in unit 16 for the last few years and have been told they arent around. Now its official wolves are in colorado. Interesting!
I was told over a decade ago by someone in a position to know that they knew wolves were already here, specifically at least one pack in NW CO and another north of Vail but that if they were officially acknowledged CPW would have to formulate an official management plan and there was no budget for it so the plan of action would be to continue to deny as long as feasibly possible and claim that any sightings or roadkill were random individuals roaming down from WY. I guess putting it on the ballot did the trick.
Wolves are bad on Elk and Deer , Montana has a huge problem with wolves , here in Illinois we have a big enough problem with coyotes and bobcats thinning the turkey and deer populations , don't see as much small game as we used to either. The Elk success rate was only 25 to 35 percent for hunters , it will be less now, plus wolves are agresive when in there packs .
Just an idea, lets catch the wolves and electronic collar them for their safety. Then we can release these sacred animals into the heart of downtown Denver. Seeing that it is the majority that wants them here in Colorado.
Until wolves were recently delisted as an endangered species by the current presidential administration the states that have had wolves forced back in could not manage them. That was a big part of the issue. These CA based eco terrorist groups promised all kinds of management and research and tracking ....blah blah blah. As soon as they get those wolves released they vanish from all promises and responsibilities. The states were left with the problems and since they were “endangered” their wildlife managements (DNR, DOW,CPW, Fish&Game) or whatever it is called in each state we’re stuck with hands tied. Now they trying to manage them and that is a fairly recent thing.
Can humans maybe comprehend that animals OWN this planet. We never have. I completely understand stepping in and trying to curve animals when things get hectic, like humans, livestock, pets, etc.get attacked. But for.right now. Leave them alone. Let nature be nature. And anyone that doesn't appreciate nature, is ignorant. We are nothing without it.
I can’t wait to see the awesome cellphone videos that will be coming out of Estes Park once the wolves get there. Instead of giving right of way to elk you’ll be giving right of way to wolf turds full of elk hair.
Do you believe this is the same pack you’ve been discussing the last month ?
Wolves returned a functional ecosystem in Yellowstone. Leave them alone. Quit messing with Mother Nature.
Took y’all long enough. I’ve been seeing tracks, finding kills and hearing howls for several years at this point.
These gray wolves were never in Colorado and are therefore invasive. They are an apex Predator that kills for food but also just to kill. They will decimate wildlife and livestock in rural areas and eventually the precious wild horses that the activists so want to preserve. When all that is gone and the state no longer receives millions of dollars in revenue from hunting license fees, the wolves will move onto either pets that are easy prey or people who enjoy the great outdoors. The hunting and outfitting business will be ruined and the ranchers will suffer unsustainable losses. The economy of rural areas will also suffer tremendously. NO WOLVES NEED TO BE INTRODUCED IN COLORADO. DELIST THE WOLF 🐺
Hope you love the hell out of them & hate every big game animal in Colo. Their killing machines. Shoot Shovel &Shut-up.
And there goes our deer and elk populations. It’s ok ppl will realize colorado is crap to hunt and take there thousands spent a year on hunting to another state. Keep shooting yourself in the foot CPW
Now that they have established they are here I say we halt all further wolf introductions and let them do the doggy style and move from there . No need to bring in any others
For heavens sake please don’t bring any more in! This will happen in Colorado!
Because killing off our elk population, deer, and domestic animals is great for state. All the people who go into the woods now have to worry about another animal attacking. Let’s see how that works for all that money CPW gets from tags.
We've been alerted to a fraudulent website claiming to sell Colorado fishing licenses. This is fake! ⚠️
Our online shop: www.cpwshop.com and hundreds of license sales agents across the state are the easiest, most secure and best-priced methods of purchasing licenses.
More: cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=7223 ... See MoreSee Less
I noticed this site came up when trying to purchase a senior park pass. I started to enter info and then thought about the domain. When I noticed it wasn’t a government domain I deleted the info and closed the window. Found the correct website and started over.
Thanks for the heads up Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Please make the license process easier online. I have more fishing clients complain about how hard, and time consuming it is to get a license online.
This happened with hunting tags a couple years ago as well!!!!!
Think I'll just come in and get my passes and fishing license.
Very uncool. Shared to all of my friends.
If anyone fell victim to this website, report it to FTC (dot) gov
Same thing happening in Georgia too.
Apparently happening to Georgia too. (I follow several pages)
Ok, how much for a unit 10 bull tag 😂
I done got my tags
Mark, be careful what you open.
Clyde Tullis, Andrew Tullis FYI 🐟
James G Nagler
International Snowmobile Safety Week is back!
Exciting and fun, snowmobiling is a popular winter activity for many in Colorado. To enjoy the sport to the fullest, it's important to keep some safety tips in mind:
1️⃣ Be sure your snowmobile is in top-notch mechanical condition at the beginning of the winter and throughout the season 🔧
2️⃣ Use a full-size helmet, goggles or face shield to prevent injuries from twigs, stones, ice chips and flying debris.
3️⃣ Know the weather forecast and ice and snow conditions in the area ❄️
4️⃣ Never blaze a new trail at night 🌌
And be sure to read on for more: cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/SnowmobileSafety.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
SCI Colorado shared a link.
1 week ago
Shane Cote, DVM was a beloved husband and father to three boys. In 2000, he fulfilled his lifelong dream to become a veterinarian upon graduating from Colora... ... See MoreSee Less
These eggs are hatching and will grow to become Colorado salmon... kokanee salmon! 🐟
Follow the Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery for a behind-the-fish view of how we grow and stock fish across the state.
Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery
Newly hatched and hatching kokanee salmon eggs are always fun to watch. ... See MoreSee Less
Keep it up. They are fun to catch!!
I would love to snag some of these later in their lives! I keep on my husband each year to figure out where to go but so far I'm salmonless :/
Hoping all these lil fishies make it to the rivers of Colorado!
No such thing as a Colorado salmon... These are non-native.
I actually helped sort some of those eggs!
Any of these guys going to be released into Sylvan Lake? Thanks 🇺🇸
Where in Colorado can you catch salmon?
They're so cute!!!
are you going to need a reservation to catch these
Dian Monday Crapeau show dad...
Devin Angello Shane Jelosek Jade Jelosek KKKKKGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
Jenessa Moore Guevara
1 week ago
Join us tomorrow through Sunday at the 2020 Denver Boat Show! 🚤
Colorado’s largest boat show takes place January 17 - 19 at the Colorado Convention Center. We'll be there promoting boating safety and responsible water recreation with educational information and fun activities. Boating enthusiasts, you won't want to miss this: cpw.state.co.us/boatshow ... See MoreSee Less
Will Flo be there?😊
Another wildlife rescue...
Our wildlife officers safely took in this mountain lion over the weekend and it appears to be on the mend! 😺This weekend, local Wildlife Officers along with Wildlife Services were able to successfully track and capture this mountain lion kitten in the Vallecito Lake Area. We had received multiple calls regarding the young cat coming close to houses, going onto porches, and looking into glass doors. The kitten was in poor body condition and was given an IV and antibiotics. She was transported to Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation a licensed rehabilitation facility in Silt, where she will spend the rest of winter. She will be released back into the wild in the spring! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Pauline Schneegas Wildlife Foundation for taking care of this young kitty!!! You rock!!! CPW thank you for saving this gorgeous kitty instead of putting it down!!! ❤️😊
Why aren’t you protecting bobcats as well ?
shes beautiful! thank you for giving her a chance. Our wildlife is very important and needs to be protected and given a chance to live.
Not trying to be negative but how will she learn to hunt and survive without her mother’s example? Release back to the wild in spring, Really?
soooo precious!!! Thank you for saving this beautiful creature! ❤️
Look at the size of those paws!! Thank you, CPW!
Beautiful animal! So happy you saved her!
Thank you for the rescue.
Beautiful cat. Glad she’s getting the care she needs.
Awww the young cat asked for help then received. Thank u to all who saved her
Than you for helping this little kitty😻
Thank you! It’s not easy being a critter!
“Awe, it’s just a little lion Pumba”
Adorable! Thank you for rescuing this cutie.
What a wonderful post! So very happy you were successful in saving this little one!!! Awesome job CPW!!❤️🐾
Excellent Save! Thank you
Beautiful! Thank you for saving her ❤️
Used to fish there with my dad. Pretty country and great trout.
Glad she was rescued!
Good that means somebody killed its mother! And excellent you’re rehabilitating that wild animal to rely on humans for food. So when you release it next year it will go straight to civilization and people to look for food!!! Now a year from now cpw can spend more money and resources to track and kill this lion because it will always be a problem and not have a fear of humans.. too bad our states wildlife is so poorly cared for and our children are in danger in our woods now!!
So CPW is killing mountain lions and bears in the Western Slope and rescuing this cub?
Thank you for helping the kitten they are so beautiful
Thank you so much for saving this sweet little girl's life and for all of the great work you do.
So happy for the rescue
Thank you for all you do!! Beautiful kitty!!!
This American Kestrel was enjoying his lunch after breaking the speed limit.
They are North America's smallest falcon, and can fly at speeds up to 39 mph (above the speed limit ⚠️)
📷: Wayne D. Lewis/CPW #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
Had one as a kid. He had a busted wing, but we took him to the vet and kept care of him. He was a fabulous bird and we gave him mice from the pet store. Caesar!
These are great birds! I had a pair raise two raise two babies in a nesting box I put up on the side of my house. So fun watching them grow up. That was two years ago and they still come by every year.
Awesome picture! Gruesome yet beautiful. Kinda sums up nature😎
He caught a vole! I need more of these guys in my backyard. Voles did some damage last year.
We had multiple kestrels when we had our property in the mountains. They were such fun to watch especially during "grasshopper season".
I love these birds and that's why I named my line of guitars after them.
I'm in upstate NY. They used to be migratory here, but this winter I'm still seeing them.
Have these visiting the Dig and Dream box at Ponderosa Park !!
What a great bird.
I put out a nest box for flickers but kestrels seem to prefer it and I'm good with that.
He went thataway...
release these guys over Lincoln Park in Denver.
my favorite bird of prey.
Brought lunch with him
I love the kestrel’s!
So amazing pic..thanks for sharing!
What a great shot.
I hope he cleans up after himself.
Well law-abiding falcons are just boring
Gorgeous little raptors!
I have some that nest by my shop every year
Can they break the speed limit while carrying a rodent? 😄
CPW invites Baca County residents to a free Trapping and Fur Handling class in Springfield on Jan. 25.
CPW District Wildlife Manager Brian Marsh will teach the class, scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Baca County Fairgrounds, 28500 County Road 24.6, Springfield, 81073, in the Blue Building.
Participants will learn how to get the most value out of furbearer and predator species.
Marsh will teach hands-on lessons about setting cage traps for a variety of species, skinning techniques for coyotes, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, beavers, fleshing, stretching and drying the hides. Marsh will also teach about Colorado Trapping laws and regulations related to trapping.
Tanning will not be covered in the class.
Anyone interested must register online at www.register-ed.com/programs/colorado/118-clinics-and-seminars
For questions contact District Wildlife Manager Brian Marsh at 719-940-3587. ... See MoreSee Less
Filthy practices! Stop celebrating wildlife murder. Leave these beautiful predators alone. Let's ban the trapping and hunting of bobcats! It's way past time to end allowing only hunters and anglers a voice in wildlife management. Not just permits, but taxpayer dollars support this agency. Give environmentalists equal time and a seat at the Colorado wildlife management table.
Sickening. Trapping should be illegal on a Federal level. Trapping is cruel and unnecessary.
Teach 'em to trap each other. Despicable practice.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared a photo.
2 weeks ago
There was a whole group of bald eagles on Lake Loveland the other day! Altogether, 6 or 7 of them!
What a capture!! BeAuTiFuL 💜
Glad I am not that fish
Another dimension of "fly fishing" 🐟🐠🦅
That fish looks like a menhaden... Barr Lake?
Do we have nest Eagle cams here in Colorado?
Freeest of spirits
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is at Barr Lake State Park, Colorado State Parks.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for all the wonderful video's you post!
Great place to see them! Seeing more and more in the area every year. Good stuff!
Andrea McQueen Nataf
Coyotes and lightning and snakes, oh my!
Who knew small game hunting could be filled with so much unexpected adventure? Follow along as I put my new skills to the test on a turkey hunt and learn that just about anything can happen when you venture out into the field.
Leave a comment with any small game hunting questions you have 👇🏿 ... See MoreSee Less
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by Glenn Exline | Jan 5, 2017
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 friends...
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