hunting tips

Hunting Tips - High-Altitude Survival

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Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds and high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods. 

Hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their ability to move easily. And in the Rockies, weather can change quickly with fast-moving storms dumping a couple of feet of snow in just a few hours. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Releases 2017 Hunting Forecast Video

Deer in snow

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has released a video which provides state and regional hunting condition updates for the 2017 Colorado big-game hunting season.

The nearly 19-minute long video states that hunting conditions will generally be good across the state, with strong elk, deer and antelope populations.

Hunting Tips - Common Hunting Violations can be Costly

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Every hunting season, officers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife hand out hundreds of tickets for violations that cost hunters hundreds of thousands of dollars. While some of those tickets are for flagrant violations of wildlife regulations and hunting laws, many more are for minor violations that could have been avoided. 

Hunters are reminded that not only can they be fined for violations, they can also lose their hunting privileges in Colorado and the 44 other states that cooperatively participate in a nationwide wildlife compact agreement. 

Hunter Alert - Construction Closes Cottonwood Pass Road into Taylor Park

PICT - Cottonwod Pass Construction - CPW

Hunters who plan to go to the Taylor Park area for the 2017 big-game seasons are reminded that the Cottonwood Pass road is closed west of the summit in Gunnison County.

The road, known locally as Gunnison County Road 209, is being widened and paved from the summit to Taylor Reservoir at the intersection of Gunnison County Road 742. Construction work on the 16-mile section started in May and is scheduled for completion in September of 2018.