Hunting Violations in Colorado

When you are hunting in Colorado, your compliance is required with many wildlife laws. These regulations exist to promote safety and to protect a valuable resource – our state’s wildlife. Officers issue hundreds of tickets every year for hunting law violations. Many of these costly citations could have been avoided if hunters were familiar with… Continue reading Hunting Violations in Colorado

What Happens If You Violate a Colorado Wildlife Law?

Even the most diligent hunters can make mistakes. Colorado’s hunting regulations can be quite complicated – hunting a certain species of animal might be allowed one season, but not allowed the next. In addition to being aware of which game can be hunted during each specific season, hunters must also be well-versed in other types… Continue reading What Happens If You Violate a Colorado Wildlife Law?

2021 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available

Hunter’s the 2021 Colorado Big Game Hunting Brochure is out! Order one, pick one up at your local CPW office or review it online. This is a must for every hunter, read it, know it, live by it, because you are required to understand the laws for hunting in Colorado. Ignorance of the law is… Continue reading 2021 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available

Colorado Big Game Winding Down, Waterfowl Ramping Up

With most big game seasons ending, the waterfowl season in Colorado is ramping up for January. Rifle Plains Deer season will go through January, but most of the deer, elk, and pronghorn seasons have come and gone. Many big game hunters will turn instead to dark geese, ducks, and eventually snow geese. Colorado hosts a… Continue reading Colorado Big Game Winding Down, Waterfowl Ramping Up

Colorado Hunting License Registration Increases Despite Proposed Boycott

Last Spring, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several bills into law that restricted magazine capacity and mandated stricter controls on gun sales, there was a cry for a boycott of the Colorado big game industry. Hunters, outfitters, and proponents of the Second Amendment called for both residents and non-residents alike to boycott the big game… Continue reading Colorado Hunting License Registration Increases Despite Proposed Boycott

Permits for Private-Property Elk, Mule Deer Hunts in Meeker, CO Available

From the Steamboat Pilot and Today: Steamboat Springs — The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private-property elk and mule deer hunts beginning Nov. 3, according to a news release. Interested hunters must submit an… Continue reading Permits for Private-Property Elk, Mule Deer Hunts in Meeker, CO Available

Colorado House Bill 1330: New Hunter Appeals Process

On April 25, the Colorado House of Representatives passed House Bill 1330. Championed by State Representative Jon Becker, House Bill 1330 would create an appeals process for Colorado hunters and anglers with suspended hunting or fishing licenses. Specifically, the Bill would give a person with a hunting or fishing license suspension the ability to petition… Continue reading Colorado House Bill 1330: New Hunter Appeals Process

Ted Nugent “Blindsided” by Game Law

Famed rock musician, conservationist, and political activist Ted Nugent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal wildlife violation after he failed to recover a wounded black bear three years ago on an archery hunt in Alaska. Mr. Nugent agreed to pay $10,600.00 in fines and restitution and stated "I’m afraid I was blindsided by this,… Continue reading Ted Nugent “Blindsided” by Game Law