outdoors

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Limited Hunting Licenses

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging hunters planning to apply for a limited hunting license to begin the process as soon as possible. The agency says waiting until just before the application deadline, midnight, April 3, could pose challenges for hunters due to staff availability and support. Getting in early will ensure successfully completing and submitting an application.

Sand Creek Historic Site Switches to Daily Hours for Summer Season

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The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will switch to its summer schedule beginning April 1.  The park will open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.  This schedule will remain in effect through November 30, 2018.

The park will remain open for all three 2018 summer federal holidays - Memorial Day (May 28), Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day (September 3).

Deadline Approaching to Comment on John Martin Master Plan

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The March 12 deadline is fast approaching for the public to comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to revise the 1974 master plan governing operations at John Martin Reservoir State Park in Bent County.

The master plan will guide the way natural and cultural resources are managed for the next 25 years at the reservoir, built as a flood control and irrigation dam on the Arkansas River and opened in 1948. 

Annual Sandhill Cranes Spring Migration Festival Returns to San Luis Valley

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The annual spring migration of greater sandhill cranes is in full force in southern Colorado. If you've never seen these beautiful birds gathering in huge numbers, be sure to put it on your bucket list.

"People in Colorado should take time to see the cranes; the migration is truly one of nature's wonders," said Joe Lewandowski, a spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.