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

Title 18 May Affect Your Privilege to Hunt and Fish

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

Reality-TV’s Billy Buspice Loses Hunting Privileges until 2019 for Poaching

Billy Buspice, co-host of the reality-TV show “Wildgame Nation” and star of A&E’s upcoming series “Country Buck$,” had his hunting and fishing privileges revoked this week until 2019 by a Louisiana Circuit Court judge as part of his sentencing for charges of allowing an antlerless elk to go to waste and hunting without a license.… Continue reading Reality-TV’s Billy Buspice Loses Hunting Privileges until 2019 for Poaching

Importance of Seeking Legal Counsel After an Accusation of a Hunting Violation

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

Checkpoint Ahead – You better CHECK YOUR WILDLIFE because law enforcement is!

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!

Get off the Hook and Have Your Hunting and Fishing Rights Reinstated with a Strong Appeal

In August 2012, state Rep. Jon Becker’s House Bill 1330 was signed into law creating an appeals process for Coloradans with suspended hunting or fishing licenses. This law gives hunters and anglers in Colorado a hearing and an appeals process for suspended licenses and allows a way and means for these individuals to continue to… Continue reading Get off the Hook and Have Your Hunting and Fishing Rights Reinstated with a Strong Appeal

Attorney Stancil Wins Reinstatement of Client’s Hunting/Fishing Rights

In December of 2014, Wildlife Attorney Julia Stancil went before the Colorado Wildlife Commission to petition for a reinstatement of her client’s rights to hunt and fish in Colorado and all other states within the Interstate Wildlife Compact. Her client had received a decades-long suspension of hunting and fishing privileges after accumulating a series of… Continue reading Attorney Stancil Wins Reinstatement of Client’s Hunting/Fishing Rights

The Legalities of “Walkie Talkie” Use While Hunting

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

Elephant Ivory Case Moving Forward

Hunters going on exotic hunting safaris will be interested to know when they may once again hunt certain countries in Africa for elephants. Currently, the Safari Club International, as well as the National Rifle Association, have filed suit against the Department of Interior regarding their suspension of the importation of elephant trophies of sport-hunted elephants… Continue reading Elephant Ivory Case Moving Forward

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