outdoors

Hunter Education Course Being Offered in Walsenburg

PROMO Hunting - Elk

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a free Hunter Education Course, Nov. 2 - 4, at Lathrop State Park. This course is mandatory to receive a Colorado Hunter Education Card which is a requirement for purchasing a hunting license in Colorado.
The course will run from 4 to 9 p.m. each day and will be taught by the local CPW District Wildlife Manager. Class size is limited to 33 so pre-registration is highly encouraged. You must be at least 10 years of age to participate

Movie Review - The Magnificent Seven

Movie Review 2 Stars

By Bob Garver

The new version of "The Magnificent Seven" (a remake of a 1960 Western that I have not seen, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," which I have) is one of those movies that starts off looking award-worthy, but gradually loses steam until it's nearly unwatchable by the end. There's no one point where it really drops the ball, it just consistently fails to capitalize on its impressive early scenes.

Internet Resources for Hunters

Hunting

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Hunters looking for information to help with their big game adventure will find plenty of helpful material on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site, cpw.state.co.us. The information includes how to apply for a license, where to hunt, tips for hunting elk, detailed maps, how to field dress a big game animal and much more.

Common hunting violations can be costly

PROMO Hunting - Elk

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Every hunting season, officers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife hand out thousands 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 wildlife compact agreement.

Fall Colors on Display Across Colorado

PROMO Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fall Color

Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises residents to rush for the gold -- and red, yellow, orange and brown -- in one of Colorado's 42 state parks this month. Fall is officially here and Colorado state parks provide some of the Centennial State's best showcases for changing nature.

Fall means dramatic changes to aspen trees, blooming saffron crocuses and unique animal mating rituals such as elk bugling, all of which are accessible in Colorado state parks.