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Residents urged to leave newborn wildlife alone

As more birds and mammals give birth during spring, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents that newborn wildlife should be left alone.People call Colorado Parks and Wildlife each year to...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear smashes heavy-duty coop, kills six chickens

Conversations have reignited over whether the city of Durango should allow electric fencing within town limits after a bear last week broke into a high-end chicken coop, killing six chickens. “It’s...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear claws its way through vehicle in Forest Lakes subdivision

A black bear mauled the inside of a small SUV early Wednesday in the Forest Lakes subdivision, likely a temper tantrum after it got locked inside the vehicle. Kourtney Anderson, 17, said she was...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dove Creek farmer awarded $26,500 in damages from elk

A Dove Creek farmer was reimbursed more than $26,500 on May 5, after a herd of elk last summer destroyed his cornfield, resulting in a complete loss of crops. The money comes from a Colorado Parks...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife could seek new funding avenues

DENVER – Hikers, bikers, rafters and everyone else who enjoys Colorado’s wild areas and the animals that inhabit them may be asked in the future to put their money where their recreation is.House...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Goose nest in peril of rising Animas River waters

The water is rising and time is running out for a mother goose and her unhatched eggs precariously placed on an island in the middle of the Animas River. From atop the pedestrian bridge near Rotary...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers give initial OK to raise hunting and fishing prices

DENVER – The cost of hunting and fishing in Colorado may increase by as much as 50 percent in coming years. House Bill 1321, which would raise the cap across the board for hunting and fishing...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Enviros sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears....

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Conservationists: Wild Jaguars can make U.S. comeback

PHOENIX – Conservationists are making another push to get federal wildlife officials to devote more resources to the re-establishment of wild jaguars in the U.S. Only three jaguars have been seen...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lone Mesa to install wildlife cameras

Wildlife paparazzi, in the form of motion-triggered cameras, will be stationed throughout Lone Mesa State Park this spring. The park was awarded a $6,000 grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fish study to begin at Pastorius Reservoir

If you’re fishing at Pastorius Reservoir and catch a rainbow trout without a fin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to know about it. Spokesman Joe Lewandowski says CPW is trying to determine the...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News