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1 year 4 weeks ago

Local bear population thriving on trash

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bear population in Southern Colorado is quite healthy; perhaps a little too healthy. Wildlife officers in Colorado Springs field between 800 and 1,000 bear calls each year. Cory Chick, the Area Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Colorado Springs, says the...

1 year 2 months ago

Feds charge 150 accused in online wildlife sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the arrests Thursday after an undercover operation that included officers from 16 states,...

2 years 6 months ago

Academy wins conservation award

The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources department won the 2011 Department of Defense-level Military Installation Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created this annual award in 2004 for the military installation that promotes conservation on military lands in the last...

2 years 10 months ago

Moose threatened by sloppy hunters

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife authorities say the state's small moose population faces a frustrating threat: sloppy hunters who think they're aiming at elk. The Summit Daily News reports that just halfway through this year's fall rifle season, officials know of 11 moose accidentally killed. Last year the number...

3 years 1 month ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than...

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 5 months ago

Lawmakers consider flexible Colo. bear hunt

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population in the state are talking about giving wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted. A proposal set for its first hearing Monday would repeal a 1992 voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from March...

3 years 5 months ago

Bear aware tips for spring

The Colorado Division of Wildlife says it's time to prepare for bears. Black bears are opportunistic feeders that will eagerly exploit any available food source. "During the summer, a bear's primary concern is finding food," said Albert Romero, a District Wildlife Manager in De Beque." It's a lot...

3 years 6 months ago

Hickenlooper works to combine two agencies

Gov. John Hickenlooper continus his efforts to combine the state Parks Department with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He met today with the parks board and the Wildlife Commission outlining how the agencies have many shared missions. "The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks are well...

3 years 6 months ago

Seminars planned for hunters

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold three hunting seminars in eastern El Paso County to help big game hunters prepare for the 2011 seasons. Wildlife managers will answer questions and talk about changes for this year. Presenters will also explain the Division's preference point system and offer tips for...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado monitors bats for disease

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is stepping up monitoring efforts in the bat population, looking for evidence of white-nose syndrom. "Bats are an important yet under-appreciated part of our world and this threat is something we should all be worried about," said Tina Jackson, a Species Conservation Coordinator for...

3 years 7 months ago

DOW seeking landowners for hunting access

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for landowners in southeast Colorado who are willing to lease their land for hunting access for the 2011 seasons. "We are looking at the Division's ability to sustain the program and the potential for it to expand," said Lamar Area Wildlife Manager Travis...

3 years 8 months ago

Rules will ban bear hunting in caves

DENVER (AP) - Bear hunters say it's unethical to kill an bear in its den. But after a northwest Colorado hunter killed a black bear in a cave last month, Colorado wildlife officials are moving ahead with a formal ban on den hunting. The state Wildlife Commission decided unanimously...

3 years 9 months ago

Dead Deer Dumped

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking for information on two men videotaped putting parts of a cut-up deer into a dumpster behind the Domino's at South Academy and Hancock. Surveillance cameras show the duo pull up in a dark colored Dodge pickup and start tossing deer meat into the...

3 years 9 months ago

Wildlife commissioners to answer questions

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners John Singletary and Tim Glenn will hold a question-and-answer session in Pueblo on December 8 at Lake Pueblo State Park. People will have a chance to meet their wildlife commissioners, allow the commissioners to hear concerns and suggestions from the public and answer questions about Colorado's...

3 years 10 months ago

Duck shot with dart at local park

Nancy Lewis Park is normally filed with families, dogs and even ducks. But lately, neighbors have noticed something out of the ordinary. One of the ducks that frequents the park has a large dart shot into its wing. "It was odd that I saw it sitting all by itself when...

3 years 10 months ago

Poacher sought near Eleven Mile Reservoir

DENVER, Colo.-- The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Operation Game Thief are offering a $1,000 reward for information about a poaching incident that happened in Park County. A bull elk and a buck mule deer were shot near Eleven Mile Reservoir last weekend. The carcass of the elk was...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado wildlife panel OKs conservation easements

The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved acquiring conservation easements on more than 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat in eastern and western Colorado. Easements provide landowners financial incentives for agreeing not to develop the property. The easements approved by the commission Wednesday are in Kit Carson, Yuma and Routt...

4 years 1 week ago

Youth to be taught outdoor skills

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a youth skills day at the Ramah State Wildlife Area northeast of Colorado Springs on September 25. Youngsters interested in fishing, archery and shotgun shooting are invited come out to the free one-day event anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. "This is...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Moose trampling likely a freak accident

Wildlife authorities say a run-in between a moose and a toddler in north-central Colorado appears to be a freak accident. The moose trampled the child as he played on the beach of Shadow Mountain Reservoir near Grand Lake on Thursday. The boy was airlifted to a Denver area hospital...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Job of the Day: DOW District Managers

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hiring District Wildlife Managers. This is one of the few entry-level positions in the wildlife field that allows a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional seeking a career change the opportunity to have an immediate impact on wildlife. Responsibilities include: wildlife management, law...

4 years 1 month ago

Tranquilized bear tumbles from tree

Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico's Northeast Heights neighborhood came face-to-face with a bear Sunday morning. Jackie Vigeon first spotted the bear in one of the trees in her yard. She called the Department of Game and Fish and they told her to try and keep the bear scared...

4 years 3 months ago

Bear captured on Pueblo's east side

Some residents on the east side of Pueblo woke up to find an unusual visitor in their neighborhood. A bear climbed up a tree inside a yard on E. 5th St. by Troy Ave. Pueblo Police, Pueblo Fire and the Division of Wildlife responded. The bear was tranquilized and captured....

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