State Parks, Hunting and Shooting Planning at Colorado Commission Meeting

Colorado is a fantastic place to enjoy the outdoors, be it hunting, fishing, shooting, or enjoy one of the state parks. There are some big items on the table before the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commision. Learn more about the upcoming meeting.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 6 – 7 in Glenwood Springs

CPW_SiteLogoDENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss allowing leashed dogs on select trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, prohibiting fishing at the ponds within the dog off-leash area at Chatfield State Park, restricting watercraft to vessels propelled by hand on the Chatfield State Park ponds (excluding the main reservoir), removing the boating seasonal closure at Jackson Lake State Park, and defining and allowing incidental commercial use at state parks without a cooperative or special use agreement.

The Commission will also consider proposed regulations concerning the fee structure for the recently created Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, proper display of OHV permits, Colorado Springs Urban Deer Management, Northwest Region Fires Update, and the 2020 – 2024 Big Game Season Structure at its September meeting in Glenwood Springs.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on September 6 at Colorado Mountain College’s Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center, 815 Cooper Avenue, in Glenwood Springs.

The September 6 meeting will include a Commission Forum: Envisioning Colorado’s Future State Parks that will be broadcast on Facebook Live from 2 – 5 p.m.

The meeting will reconvene at the same location at 8 a.m. on September 7 and will adjourn at 1 p.m.

Additional agenda items include:

  • Proposed fishing regulations for 2019
  • Continued discussion on application fees, preference points fees, and implementation of the Future Generations Act
  • Harvest limit proposals for the November 2018-March 2019 mountain lion season
  • GOCO Update
  • Financial Update
  • IPAWS Update
  • Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program – Recommended Projects
  • Executive Session

A complete agenda for this meeting can be found on the CPW website.

The commission meets regularly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation. Anyone can listen to commission meetings through the CPW website. This opportunity keeps constituents informed about the development of regulations and how the commission works with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff to manage the parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation programs administered by the agency. Find out more about the commission on the CPW website.

The next commission meeting will take place November 15 and 16 in Burlington.

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How To Apply for Colorado Big-Game Hunting Licenses

This will be the first year that hunters will not a have a mail-in option when applying for their Colorado big-game hunting licenses. With the introduction of the new online system, there is concern that some hunters may have difficulty with navigation. CPW will have call centers open to help those in need, but they’re also holding seminars throughout the state to help curb the potential problem.

CPW holding seminars to help hunters with CPW’s new automated online system

CPW_SiteLogoGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – As the April 3 limited license application deadline draws near, hunters with questions or concerns about Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new automated online licensing system can get help in a variety of ways, including asking questions over the phone, visiting a local CPW office to receive personal guidance or getting information on CPW’s website.

In addition to these options, hunters will have access to one-on-one help by attending one of seven seminars scheduled during the month of March in CPW’s Northwest Region.

“More and more people are purchasing from a number of online retailers, from shoes and clothing to food, music, furniture, and so on,” said Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke. “It was inevitable that CPW would one day sell its products online with an automated system, and that time has come. That said, we understand some people will need a little personal guidance and we are happy to help.”

In early January, 2018, CPW introduced its new integrated online purchasing system to streamline the sale of all hunting and fishing licenses and required stamps, annual parks passes, camping reservations and merchandise.

Although CPW recommends all applicants for limited licenses apply online, hunters still have the option of applying over the phone by calling 1-800-244-5613 .

At each seminar, computers will be available so hunters can go through the process with the help of CPW customer service representatives.

In CPW’s Northwest Region, the agency will hold seminars in the following locations:

Steamboat Springs
March 14
6 – 8 p.m.
CPW’ Steamboat Springs Office
925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs

March 18
1 – 5 p.m.
County Commons – Buffalo Mountain Room
37 Peak One Dr, Frisco

Glenwood Springs
March 19
6 – 8 p.m.
CPW’s Glenwood Springs Office
0088 Wildlife Way, Glenwood Springs, CO

March 21
6 – 8 p.m.
Granby Library-Community Room
55 Zero St, Granby

March 24
1 – 3 p.m.
Granby Library – Study Room
55 Zero St, Granby

March 25
4:30 – 7 p.m.
CSU Extension Hall
210 11th St, Kremmling, CO

Grand Junction
March 27
6 – 8 p.m.
CPW’s Hunter Education Building
711 Independent, Grand Junction
Registration is required – Call 970-255-6100.

For more information about the new integrated purchasing system, visit the CPW website.

For more information about hunting in Colorado, visit the hunting page on the CPW website.