Wildlife officials in Colorado are warning people to keep their distance from elk during their mating season after a bull charged people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with its antlers. Video shows the elk running toward people Thursday near the visitor center in Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park. The woman escaped after public works employee Brian…
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Big cat bites Colorado boy on head outside his home; third attack on people in state this year.
Butting heads over bighorns: It’s economic interests vs. wildlife – again – in Colorado high country
Worker housing weighed against impact on bighorns near Vail.
A necropsy report said the cat that attacked Travis Kauffman was male, 4 or 5 months old and weighed 35 to 40 pounds. Kauffman eventually suffocated the animal.
The attack comes after state wildlife officials announced they recently trapped and killed five mountain lions about 220 miles away in western Colorado after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators.
The video shows a large bull moose approach and then charge a crowd of people. There were no reports of injuries.
The issue involves a mystery: About half of the elk calves born in southwestern Colorado die within six months. Of the survivors, another 15 percent perish before they turn a year old. And researchers don’t know why.
The Mesa County (Colo.) Commission has urged the federal government in a resolution to follow the recommendations of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, which opposes reintroduction of the gray wolf to Colorado, according to a recent story in The Daily Sentinel. “These animals are killers,” Commissioner Scott McInnis said in the story. “They have no place in this state.” According to the story,…
CPW will also donate fillets from 25 northern pike and eight smallmouth bass captured during the walleye project. All three species are considered a significant threat to native fish recovery efforts.
Boaters in the state would pay an annual aquatic nuisance fee of $25, and out-of-state boaters would need to pay $50.
Doug Dufford, wildlife disease and invasive species program manager at the Illinois DNR, says there’s “a good possibility that we will see more cougar sightings going forward.”FRISCO, Colo. — A study by a Colorado university found that although mountain lions normally avoid human contact, they are willing to push past their fear when they are hungry. The Colorado State University…
So far, its path of destruction appears to have stopped at the human body. But a new study has heightened concerns.
Plan calls for trying to kill up to 15 cougars and 25 bears a year for three years to see if that helps more elk fawns survive.
Creek in far southwestern Colorado will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have met with city leaders to discuss the issue. The state officials say the hunt could decrease crashes and garden conflicts. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that one solution discussed is an urban-hunting program like…
ASPEN, Colo. — Colorado officials are noticing a spike in bear calls, and believe the dry weather may have something to do with it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Ranger Kurtis Tesch told the Aspen Daily News that the agency has been receiving about 10 calls each day on bear activity. Police Records Specialist Cathleen Treacy says Aspen police have gotten…
CPW researchers conclude that increasing bear-human conflicts do not mean the bear population is growing but that bears are adapting to take advantage of urban expansion.
Dog trained to sniff out scents of 11 commonly hunted species including moose, deer, waterfowl and pronghorn. This skill will help McArdle and other officers find evidence and traces of illegally killed animals during poaching investigations. This particular dog, too, is trained to smell the black-footed ferret and the boreal toad, which are species of concern in Colorado.
Rodents help sustain endangered black-footed ferrets and more than 100 other species on the Great Plains.
Hunters who apply for licenses in the southwest, northwest and northeast regions will be randomly selected to submit deer heads for chronic wasting disease testing.
The center is a temporary home for birds in recovery and a permanent residence for many that are unable to be fully rehabilitated
Contract with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services would remove up to 15 mountain lions and 25 bears a year on 500 square miles of the Roan Plateau over three years to see if it boosts fawn survival rates
A recent highly-publicized sighting of a lynx just a few miles from where I saw one, also acting surprisingly nonchalant, got me wondering if it could possibly be the same animal