While we hunt elk for sustenance it’s our ultimate responsibility to preserve all wildlife populations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife works hard to help maintain healthy animal populations in the state. Go weigh in on their most recent proposal in preserving the herds. ~Mia
Gunnison-area Elk management plan ready for review
GUNNISON, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed its draft elk management plan for Game Management Units 66 and 67 and the document is now posted on the CPW web site for a 30-day comment period at: http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/HerdManagementPlans.aspx.
Elk management plans establish objectives for population size in specific areas about every 10 years. These objectives are utilized by CPW for annual license setting.
CPW biologists gathered input from hunters during the development of this draft plan over the past year. Input from hunters was gathered through two public scoping meetings which attracted more than 200 people, an online survey open to the general public, a randomized survey of people who have hunted in GMUs 66 and 67, and various comment letters.
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Anyone interest in commenting on this draft plan may do so. Agricultural/rangeland owners and managers and those whose economic interests might be affected by this plan are especially encouraged to submit comment letters. Revisions to the draft plan can still be made in response to comments received over this 30-day period. The draft plan will go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission early next year for review and approval.
Comments on the draft plan can be submitted by e-mail to: Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to Attn: Kevin Blecha, 300 W. New York Ave., Gunnison, CO, 81230. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 22.
The link to the plan is on the right side of the web page under the headline, “Draft plans for public comment.”
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.
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