State seeks comment on hunting license rules |

State seeks comment on hunting license rules

The Colorado Wildlife Commission wants public comment about recently adopted changes to hunting license allocation rules.

Under the changes, in-state hunters will receive more licenses, and out-of-state hunters will receive fewer.

The commission will discuss details of the changes during a meeting next month.

The changes will take effect next year. But Colorado Div–ision of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield said public comment is always helpful.

Nothing the commission does is irrevocable, Baskfield said. The rules can be changed in the future.

Last month, the Division of Wildlife held a meeting in Craig to discuss the license allocation.

The changes have come under fire from businesses and trade groups that say the new rules will hurt Northwest Colorado’s economy by taking licenses away from out-of-state hunters.

But in-state hunters argue they deserve better access to in-state game.

The wildlife commission is an 11-member board appointed by the governor. It sets Division of Wildlife regulations and policies. Commissioners also oversee DOW land purchases and property regulations.

The division encourages the public to comment as soon as possible.

If the division receives any correspondence about the new rules by close of business Jan. 11, it will send copies to the commission.

Public comment should be submitted by e-mail at, by fax to (303)-291-7110 or by mail at CDOW, attention: Policy and Regulations, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO. 80216.

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