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3 years 3 months ago

Free fishing this weekend in Pueblo

Anglers can fish for free this weekend at Lake Pueblo State Park. Fishing licenses will not required. However, possession limits, and restrictions on fishing and bait methods will still apply. The park will also host a free kids fishing derby on Saturday, June 4 at the Anticline Pond. Free...

3 years 3 months ago

Family fishing clinic at Quail Lake

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting a family fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., June 4, at Quail Lake in the Springs. Free fishing rods and reels will be given away to the first 500 children accompanied by an adult. "Wildlife officers will be on hand to...

3 years 4 months ago

Watch out for wildlife on the roads

Last night, Cyndi Walker got closer to Mother Nature than she would have liked. She was driving home along Austin Bluffs just east of Union when she spotted a large black bear running across the road toward her vehicle. "I'm like, alright I'll swerve to the right and I...

3 years 4 months ago

On wildlife accidents and road kill permits

Earlier I posted a story about Cyndi Walker who was hit by a bear last night as she was driving home from work along Austin Bluffs Parkway. A spokesperson for the Colorado Spring Police Department says drivers should report all traffic accidents involving wildlife even in situations like Cyndi's where...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado's wild turkeys are doing well

Turkeys aren't just plentiful on the Thanksgiving menu; they are also plenty of them in the wild these days. According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife there are more wild turkeys living in Colorado than at any time before. The DOW began working on strategies to increase the turkey...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Questions on how bears are being handled

Just within the last week, two mother bears and their cubs got inside local homes. Both incidents ended the same way -- all six bears were euthanized. That's sparked a lot of conversation among those who care about wildlife. Donna Ralph has been rehabilitating smaller animals for 10...

4 years 2 months ago

Get ready to celebrate Moose Day

We know you like to get out and enjoy Colorado--so here's something to put on your calendar. Western Colorado will celebrate Grand Mesa Moose Day on July 31. The area has the newest moose population in Colorado, with about 150 moose in the area. "Moose sightings are always fun...

4 years 4 months ago

Hungry bears coming out of hibernation

Bears are coming out of hibernation in Colorado and, boy, are they hungry! That's the warning of the state Division of Wildlife which is hoping you'll steer clear of the foraging bruins. Their chosen diet is berries, insects, acorns buds, plants and carrion. But if those things aren't plentiful,...

4 years 5 months ago

Job of the Day: Mammals Researcher

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking a Mammals Researcher to conduct rigorous scientific-based original research to enhance the management and conservation of mammals in Colorado. You must have a college degree and experience in a related field. Apply by May 7. Starting pay is $4700 - $6800...

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