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Hunting Tips – Big Game Options in Colorado

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Deer and elk are the most commonly hunted species in Colorado. But hunters also go to the high country to pursue other magnificent big game animals: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears, moose and mountain lions. 

The numbers of these animals in the state are significantly lower than deer and elk, so licenses are few and difficult to get. But those who obtain a license can look forward to a high-quality hunting experience. 

Bighorn Sheep 

Winter Weather Week in Review - Preparedness in Colorado

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week concludes today. Throughout the week, KiowaCountyPress.net has been running daily safety and preparedness tips. Friday's article about avalanche safety can be found here, and each article throughout the week contains a link to the previous day's preparedness information.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado this winter season, but watch the weather.

Warm and Dry Conditions for Colorado this Winter

MAP Temperature Outlook - October 2017

As another La Nina weather pattern becomes a stronger possibility, forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center - part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which also oversee the National Weather Service - have revealed their thoughts about the coming winter season.

There is a 55 to 65 percent chance that La Nina conditions will develop, in which ocean waters become cooler than normal.

High Winds are a Major Risk in Colorado During the Winter

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week continues through Saturday. Tuesday's article about winter watches, warnings and advisories can be found here.

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold high-pressure systems, and Chinook winds developing across the front range and other eastern mountain ranges.

Hunting Tips – Moose or Elk – Be Sure of Your Target

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Reintroduced to Colorado more than 30 years ago, moose are thriving in many parts of the state. Unfortunately, almost every year hunters inadvertently shoot moose. During the last few years more than a dozen moose have been killed during each season by hunters who thought they were shooting elk. 

Elk hunters need to be sure to know the difference between these two ungulates. If a hunter without the proper license shoots a moose, the fine can be more than $1,000 and hunting privileges can be lost. 

Winter Watches, Warnings, and Advisories in Colorado

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week continues through Saturday. Monday's article about winter travel safety can be found here.

The National Weather Service will inform you about developing hazardous weather with outlooks, watches, warnings and advisories. Now is the time to find out what they mean, during this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week.