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  • Lawmaker wants study on managing Colorado bear population

    DENVER — A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans. Lawmakers have been struggling with how to handle the booming population of black bears. Proposals to allow more...

  • Guide sentenced to confinement, fine for maiming wildlife in Colorado

    DENVER — A wildlife guide has been sentenced to 6 months home confinement, a $5,000 fine, 50 hours of community service and 3 years' probation for illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats to make hunts easier for clients by shooting the cats in the paws or legs or attaching leg traps to hold them. Nicholaus Rodgers, of Shady...

  • Disabled hunters can apply for deer hunting at Ridgway State Park

    Colorado hunters who are disabled could have an opportunity to participate in a guided deer hunt at Ridgway State Park during fall 2015. A total of four hunters, two for the first season, and two for the second season, will be chosen for these special hunts. To qualify, the hunters must hold or obtain an accommodation permit from Colorado...

  • Mistakenly killed wolf was animal from rare Arizona sighting

    SALT LAKE CITY — A gray wolf that was accidently shot by a hunter in Utah was the same one seen in the Grand Canyon area last year, federal wildlife officials said Wednesday. DNA tests confirm the 3-year-old female killed in late December was the first wolf seen in northern Arizona in more than 70 years, said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in...

  • Colorado State legislature roundup

    Senate approves pot welfare measure The Colorado Senate on Monday approved a bill that would prevent public benefit cards from being used at marijuana dispensary ATMs or in strip clubs. The bill is now on its way to the House for a vote, and if approved, to the governor's desk. The Senate voted 23-13 in favor of the bill, which lawmakers...

  • Moose kill triggers tighter restrictions for Colorado hunters

    NEDERLAND — The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is setting limits on moose hunting around Brainard Lake near Nederland after a bow hunter shot and killed a moose near a wildlife viewing area. The rule bars moose hunting for a quarter-mile from the lake as long as the area is open to the public. The Boulder Daily Camera reports...

  • Brothers from Kansas, Colorado pay hefty fines in Teller County poaching case

    Two brothers have pleaded guilty and paid hefty fines in connection to myriad wildlife charges stemming from a more than three-year poaching investigation into illegal bait sites near the Pike National Forest. Officials found six bait sites on private property and federal lands near Gold Camp Subdivision and the Pike National Forest, according...

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