Hunting briefs for Sept. 5, 2015: CPW Commission to meet in Craig
September 4, 2015
The Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission meets Thursday and Firday at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 South Highway 13, in Craig. The meeting begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m., and is scheduled to adjourn at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Commissioners will receive briefings on a variety of issues including updates from the Departments of both Natural Resources and Agriculture, Great Outdoors Colorado, and CPW regional managers.
Informational updates to the Commission include nonresident big game license fees, a review of fishing regulations, consideration of changes to turkey licenses including areas, numbers, season dates and manners of take, and big game refund procedures.
The CPW Wildlife Officer of the Year Award presentation is slated, along with others on the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool, CPW's 2017 capital project list, revenue generation and website. Action items are pending for CPW regulation chapters P-7, P-8, W-2 and W-11.
A complete agenda can be found at: http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2015/Sept/AGENDA.pdf.
The Commission meets regularly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation in its processes. The next commission meeting is scheduled for November in Wray.
Anyone can listen to commission meetings through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. This opportunity keeps constituents informed about the development of regulations and how the commission works with Parks and Wildlife staff to manage the parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation programs administered by the agency.
For more information, visit http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Commission.aspx.
Leftover licenses still available for Colorado locations
Colorado Parks & Wildlife has a large quantity of leftover big game limited licenses still on sale for elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, bear and turkey for multiple locations around the state.
A full list of Game Management Units, quotas and other details can be found at http://cpwapps.state.co.us/Documents/leftover.pdf.
Active duty military personnel will receive preference points for such licenses and can download a form to fill out at http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/LeftoverLicenses/Military-Preference-Point-Application.pdf.
For more information on licenses, call 303-297-1192.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife extends office hours
Colorado Parks & Wildlife is extending office hours to include Saturdays at select offices throughout the state during big game rifle season, Oct. 10 to Nov. 15.
"Extended hours provides hunters with additional times to find information, purchase a license or personally contact customer service representatives with questions, said Matt Robbins, CPW's public information manager. "It helps get everyone out in the field and hunting, and also provides hunters with needed resources."
The Northwest Region Office at 711 Independent Avenue, Grand Junction, serving Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs and Craig, and is available at 970-255-6100.
For a complete listing of offices with extended hours go to: http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/About/CPWExtendedOfficeHours.pdf.