outdoors

Ranger Station - Tips for choosing between hammocking, camping or glamping

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As a young person I did my share of camping. In fact, it was one of my favorite activities. I would stuff everything I needed into a backpack, hike to a spot, toss up a tent and camp. 

Sometimes I would sleep in the back of my truck. I even rode my horse into the backcountry and slept under the stars. Of course, I was young, and my body was nimble and it recovered quickly. Today, as a "mature" adult, my ideas of camping have changed a little. 

Learn How to Hunt Turkey as Spring Season Beckons 

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Maybe you want to learn how to bag your next Thanksgiving turkey. Or perhaps you need a refresher course so your skills are sharp when spring turkey season opens April 14.

Then sign up now for Turkey Hunting 101, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife class scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, at the Lake Pueblo State Park auditorium.

District Wildlife Manager Gretchen Holschuh is hosting the free, three-hour class, which is open to everyone from novice to experienced hunters.

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).