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
Colorado prides itself on its diverse natural wildlife, so it is only fitting that state law acts to preserve and protect it. Hunters must be aware of the various laws around hunting wildlife in the state in order to avoid fines and penalties. One of the more interesting but lesser-known laws that hunters must observe… Continue reading What Is Samson’s 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?
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
Did you know some criminal convictions under Colorado’s Criminal code codified in Title 18 may affect your privilege to hunt and fish? Don’t get caught in that trap! Within Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife code codified in Title 33, there is a specific provision that provides for a person who has been convicted of any violation… Continue reading Title 18 May Affect Your Privilege to Hunt and Fish
Colorado is a state that takes wildlife seriously. The state has many laws regarding conduct outlined in its official statutes. Specifically, the legislation in the Wildlife and Parks and Outdoor Recreation laws, Article 6 describes the general provisions of what is considered a punishable offense. In total, these statutes define what prosecutors and state officials… Continue reading Importance of Seeking Legal Counsel After an Accusation of a Hunting Violation
Is that a DUI sobriety check ahead? Nope that is a Wildlife Checkpoint! Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is conducting one of the largest wildlife check stations in the state’s history. The CPW has set up a checkpoint near Idaho Springs and with the assistance of over 200 law enforcement officers from eight separate agencies in… Continue reading Checkpoint Ahead – You better CHECK YOUR WILDLIFE because law enforcement is!
Several clients have asked about the legality of "walkie-talkie" use or use of other electronic devices while hunting. For example, an elk hunter asked me if he would be violating Colorado’s wildlife laws if he and his son used "walkie-talkie’s" to communicate their locations while hunting on opposite sides of a creek. Of course, the… Continue reading The Legalities of “Walkie Talkie” Use While Hunting
As the holidays come and go, many outdoorsmen will travel with their families and friends to hunt in neighboring states. This presents the hunter with a whole new world of opportunity and risk. For instance, a Kansas hunter who is used to setting out a bag of corn in order to hunt the deer that… Continue reading Wildlife Laws Different, But Same Across States
November 1st marks the beginning of the third rifle elk season in Colorado. With only four seasons total, the opportunities to harvest a cow or bull are winding down. The third season will run through the 9th of November with the fourth season starting on the 12th and running through the 16th. While you may… Continue reading Elk Violation