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Give Your Input Into Colorado’s Big Game Hunting

Colorado Parks & Wildlife is asking the public’s input for developing their next 5-Year Big Game Season Structure for bear, pronghorn, deer, moose, and elk for the 2020-2024 hunting seasons.

Every five years, Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) initiates a 5-Year Big Game Season Structure, which lays the foundation for the state’s big game hunting regulations.

The purpose of CPW’s five year plan is to lay the regulations for the allowable methods of hunting, the length of each season, which species are allowed, the amount of tags per species/per season, and other issues along those lines. The current five year plan expires at the end of 2019, which is why CPW is asking the the public’s input for the next five year plan.

Adam Wells, Pro-Staff Guide with The FlyFisher Guide Service, with the archery black bear take down.

If you’re a big game hunter in Colorado this is your opportunity to add input and make the changes you’d like to see. Grab the pronghorn by the horns and make your voice heard! Click here to take CPW’s survey for the 2020-2024, 5-Year Big Game Season Structure.

Colorado Elk Hunting

In the heat of the moment bull elk can be tough to distinguish from a bull moose

It’s time to head to the high country and fill the freezers because Colorado elk hunting season has begun!

The Archery Season began on August, 25th and will run until September, 23rd. Muzzleloader Season will run September, 8th through September, 16th. Riffle Season has four separate seasons to draw tags in:

  • First Season: October, 13th through October, 17th
  • Second Season: October, 20th through October, 28th
  • Third Season: November, 3rd through November, 11th
  • Fourth Season: November, 14th through November, 18th

Elk hunting not only fills our freezers but it provides an incredible boost to the Colorado economy. But, when we head up the to hills searching for that perfect 6 by 6 bull, we want to make sure that that is what we’re actually targeting. There have been a few reports of hunters accidentally taking down moose– archery and muzzleloader season for moose does not start until Sept. 8th– instead of the intended elk.

Please watch this video, produced by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in helping make the sometimes subtle distinctions between bull elk and moose.

Poached Mountain Goats

CPW is investigating the poaching of two young male mountain goats near the summit of Quandary Peak. The animals were killed at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Investigators are hoping someone on the popular trail has information that can lead to the person or persons responsible.An up to $1,000 reward is available for information that leads to an arrest or citation of those responsible. If you were hiking in the area July 3 and saw anything unusual, or have any information that may help investigators find these poachers, please call or email Operation Game Thief at 1-877-COLO-OGT or game.thief@state.co.us. You may choose to remain anonymous.

Basin and Bend

Colorado’s hunting and angling community has a new shop to call home. Basin and Bend, located in Evergreen, has opened as a retail shop that not only provides the newest and best products but also has a direct focus on outdoor, environmental and wildlife conservation.

Basin and Bend works with environmentally friendly manufacturers and they themselves go above and beyond by donating 11% of their total revenue to conservation projects. Not only does Basin and Bend offer the finest hunting and angling gear, they also provide guided fly fishing trips on Bear Creek, Clear Creek, and the Deckers section of the South Platte river.

In a world where environmental degradation has become more of the norm rather than the exception, it’s refreshing to see a local business doing their part to give back to our country’s natural beauty.

Stop by the shop at 27985 Meadow Dr Suite 200, Evergreen, CO 80439 and help support local business and our own beautiful state.