outdoors

Forest Service Hiring 900 Seasonal Workers

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The United States Forest Services is hiring more than 900 temporary workers in the Rocky Mountain Region, which includes Colorado as well as Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

The seasonal jobs involve work in national forests as well as national grasslands in areas such as fire management, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support.

Snowmobile Season is Here – Have you Registered Your Machine?

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As the snow starts to accumulate in the mountains, snowmobilers are reminded to prepare their machines and safety equipment for winter, and to get their annual registration.

"Snowmobiling is great fun, but breaking down far from the parking lot can be dangerous," said Josh Stoudt, trails coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Durango.

Free Parks Entry for Vets Next Weekend

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife honors veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard by offering free admission to any Colorado state park for Veterans Day, November 11. Any member of the military forces or veteran can enter any of Colorado's 41 state parks free of charge, along with his or her companions joining in the same vehicle.

Hunting Tips - Taking Care of Big Game Meat

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Ethical hunters not only make a clean kill, they don't waste what they kill. So that means taking care of the meat. 

It's against the law to waste game meat. If you harvest an animal, it is your responsibility to remove and care for the meat. 

Start preparing before you go into the field. Get in shape and be ready to carry heavy loads over rough terrain. Be sure you know how to field dress an animal. Numerous books and web sites are available to provide explanations. If you will be hunting with someone who is inexperienced, teach them the proper techniques. 

Hunting Tips – Poaching is a Constant Problem

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Poaching continues to be a major issue in Colorado. Some national studies indicate that poachers kill almost as many animals as legitimate hunters do during legal seasons.  

If poachers kill even half that number each year, the problem is serious because they are stealing game from licensed hunters, robbing businesses and taxpayers of revenues generated by hunting, and depriving us all of a valuable resource--our wildlife. And it's not just game animals that poachers steal - they also kill threatened, endangered and non-game species.