Big-Game Allocations for Colorado’s Gunnison Basin

Big game licensing open house in Gunnison, March 30


GUNNISON, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present the proposed 2017 big-game license allocations for the Gunnison Basin at an open house, 4:30-7 p.m., March 30, at the Fred Field Center at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds in Gunnison.

CPW biologists and district wildlife managers will be on hand to talk about the status of deer, elk, bears, pronghorn and moose in Game Management Units 54, 55, 551, 66 and 67. Agency staff will also explain CPW’s recommendations for license availability for deer and elk seasons and take comments from the public.

Terrestrial Biologist Kevin Blecha will give an overview presentation, one to start the meeting and another at 6 p.m.

CPW will also present the latest information on winter deer-survival monitoring.

CPW staff will also be available to answer questions about applying for big game licenses for those who need assistance.

For more information, call 970-641-7060.

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.