Colorado Parks and Wildlife to refund hunters after public land closed off because of wildfires

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(The Center Square) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced this week it is offering refunds to second-season rifle hunters with deer or elk tags in Boulder, Gilpin, and Clear Creek Counties because wildfires have forced the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to close two of the state's most popular hunting grounds, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.

Hunters with tags in Game Management Units (GMUs) 29, 38, and 39 will be affected by the closures, CPW said Tuesday. CPW has already issued refunds for licenses in GMUs 6, 7, 9, 19 and 20 along with S1 and S40.