Draw Results

Colorado Deer draw results are posted. Results are posted on Colorado’s website http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/DrawResultsAndPrefPoints/.

Nevada draw results are posted. Results are posted on Nevada’s website http://www.huntnevada.com.

Let us know if you drew and we will add you to the Member Draw and send you a list of members that have drawn previously or an outfitter if you are interested in one. [Read more…]

State Results and Deadlines

Draw Results:
Colorado Elk draw results are posted. Results are posted on Colorado’s website http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/DrawResultsAndPrefPoints/. We expect Colorado Deer draw results to be posted later this week.

Idaho Sheep, Moose, and Goat draw results are posted. Results are posted on Idaho’s website http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/apps/ch/msg.cfm.

Kansas Deer draw results are posted. Results are posted on Kansas’ website https://www1.ks.wildlifelicense.com/start.php.

Let us know if you drew and we will add you to the Member Draw and send you a list of members that have drawn previously or an outfitter if you are interested in one. [Read more…]

RMEF Grants for Colorado Conservation Projects

MISSOULA, Mont.–Wildlife conservation projects in 14 Colorado counties have been selected to receive grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 2010.

The new RMEF funding, totaling $146,250, will affect Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Las Animas, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Park, Rio Blanco and San Miguel counties.

“These grants are possible because of the successful banquets and fundraisers staged over the past year by our Colorado volunteers–most of whom are elk hunters as well as devoted conservationists,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Since 1984, our annual grants have helped complete 502 different projects in Colorado with a combined value of more than $115 million.” [Read more…]

Elk Camp Colorado Presents Unique Look at Colorado Elk Hunting

 

DENVER, Colo.–Big game hunters can now experience the excitement and adventure of Colorado elk hunting by immersing themselves in “Elk Camp Colorado,”the latest online video from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Filmed in high-definition video and recorded in digital audio, “Elk Camp Colorado” takes viewers on an intimate journey deep into Colorado’s backcountry, capturing one of the most time-honored and cherished big game hunting traditions–the elk camp.

The 12-minute video also provides a wealth of information to assist hunters, including overviews of Colorado’s big game hunting regulations and license application process.

“This video is a wonderful tool for helping people get started and teaching them to be more successful on their hunt,” said Tyler Baskfield, DOW communications manager.  “It’s also highly entertaining and does a great job at getting people excited about hunting in Colorado.”

[Read more…]

RMEF Colorado 2010 Super Drawing

Based on the success of our 2009 Colorado Super Raffle, we have developed the 2010 Colorado Super Drawing.

A couple of items that are significantly different for this year:

1) Reduced ticket prices for donors; 1 for $10, 3 for $20 and 20 for a $100 donation
2) Increased from 10 prizes in 2009 to 20 prizes, totaling almost $35,000 in value, including 4 hunts!
3) A special “First 200/400” raffle for $100 donors. This is in addition to the 20 prizes listed on the Super Drawing flyer (http://www.rmef.org/Hunting/StateRaffles/COSuperRaffle.htm).

If you are one of the 1st 200 $100 donors, you will be entered into a free drawing for a Weatherby Vanguard in .300 WSM. Those 1st 200 names, including the winner, will then be placed in a drawing with the remaining $100 donors (#’s 201-400) for a Weatherby Vanguard in .270 WSM. Those supporters that are quick in returning their form and donate $100 for the 20 tickets are therefore in 2 additional drawings, outside of the 20 items on the Super Drawing.

You might want to print out the flyer right now and submit your donation to be a part of this.

Thank you again for your continued support of the RMEF and our team in Colorado. Please feel free to forward this flyer to your friends and family.

So You Want To See and Hear About Hunting Mule Deer in Real Time?

 

FMP Bowcast

Do you want to see and hear about hunting mule deer in South East Colorado –  in “real-time?  Then make sure and tune in to BowCast.com starting November 18th as Aneal Roney and Matt Hogue from BowCast tell us through semi-live audio and video podcasts what they are experiencing in the field.  BowCast is welcoming you in to join this hunt – for 5 days straight!

Tune in beginning November 18th on BowCast.com to see video of the animals they are seeing, tech tips along the way, and every other aspect of their hunt with guide Miles Fedinec from outfitter Outdoor Expeditions.

Aneal and Matt will be hunting during the mule deer rut in South Eastern Colorado.  This time of year the bucks are moving and Aneal and Matt will be talking to you about the equipment and tactics they are using to increase their success in the field.

These live feeds should make for an exciting week on BowCast.  Make it a point to check in, especially if you are thinking about hunting out west in the future for big game!

To learn more about where these BowCast Pro-staff will be hunting visit Atkinson Expeditions.

Important Links for “BowCast In The Field” beginning November 18, 2009:

The BowCast Blog

BowCast Video

The BowCast Team

CHICO BASIN OFFERS PRONGHORN HUNT FOR YOUTH WITH UNFILLED TAGS

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Chico Basin Ranch and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have collaborated to offer late season youth pronghorn hunters a unique hunting opportunity during the December pronghorn doe season.

Youth hunters who have an unfilled pronghorn tag from an earlier season are eligible to apply for one of a few limited opportunities to hunt this private ranch.

Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre property located southeast of Colorado Springs near Hanover in GMU 123.

The ranch will provide a limited number of access permits.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the entire hunt.

The late youth-pronghorn second-opportunity hunt is only available to youth hunters with unfilled doe or either-sex pronghorn licenses from earlier seasons.  Youth with unfilled pronghorn buck licenses are not eligible.

Young hunters, age 12-17, with unfilled doe licenses are automatically eligible for a second chance hunt.  Youth hunters with an unfilled either-sex pronghorn licenses must bring their license to a DOW office and get it converted to a doe license before hunting again in December.

The late pronghorn season dates are Dec 5-9.

Interested youth hunters should contact Jonathan Tullar at 719-683-7960 or email at Jonathan@ChicoBasinRanch.com no later than Nov. 23.  Available slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

For a more detailed description of the ranch, you may visit their website at www.chicobasinranch.com

For more information about other late youth pronghorn opportunities, contact your local Division of Wildlife Office.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.


Sportsmen Praise BLM Decision to Defer Oil and Gas Lease

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipCRAIG, Colo. – By deferring an oil and gas lease in northwest Colorado that could have jeopardized native trout, the Bureau of Land Management has signaled a new day for energy development in sensitive fish and wildlife habitats, a sportsmen’s coalition announced today.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development was troubled by oil and gas development proposed for the 900-acre parcel due to its potential impacts on two populations of Colorado River cutthroat trout, a species of special concern in Colorado. The public land in the proposal, located 25 miles northeast of Craig, encompasses Cataract Creek and the Roaring Fork of Slater Creek. It was originally reviewed for leasing in 1991.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development is a coalition of more than 500 businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to conserving irreplaceable habitats so future generations can hunt and fish on public lands. The coalition is led by the National Wildlife Federation, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Trout Unlimited. [Read more…]

LAMAR SHOOTING CLINIC GEARED TOWARD LADIES AND KIDS

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LAMAR, Colo. – The Colorado Division of Wildlife will offer a free Shooting Instruction Clinic followed by an optional guided Dove Hunting Clinic east of Lamar on Sun., Sept. 13.

The clinic is geared toward women and youth who are new to hunting.  The event begins with an informal cookout at 1 p.m., followed by an instruction session, and then a guided dove hunt until around 6 p.m.  The DOW will supply all of the hunting equipment and host the cookout.

“A similar program was held last year near Las Animas, and the kids and ladies who attended had a blast — pun intended,” said Linda Groat, and outreach education specialist with the Division of Wildlife.

This year’s event will take place at the Mike Higbee State Wildlife Area four miles east of Lamar off Highway 50.

“The first portion of the afternoon is what we call a Bang ‘N Twang,” said Groat.  The focus is getting hands on experience shooting shotguns and archery equipment.  There is also an electronic big-game hunting simulation game.

Following the Bang ‘N Twang, participants have an option of going on a guided dove hunt with DOW instructors.  Participants must attend the Bang “N Twang and a shooting safety talk in order to go dove hunting.

Dave hunters must have a valid Hunter Ed card and a 2009 small game hunting license with a HIP number to participate.   Each youngster must be accompanied by adult, parent, or sponsor; and must pre-register.

The cost of a Colorado small game license for youth under 18 is $1.  The cost for resident adult annual license is $21.  A one-day small game license is $11.

Space is limited, so register early.  To register, or for more information, call: Linda Groat at (719) 336-6608.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

CO Leftover Licenses

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Big game licenses are still available for the upcoming seasons. Leftover and general over-the-counter licenses, as well as over-the-counter bear licenses and turkey licenses (with caps), are available for purchase online (www.wildlife.state.co.us), by telephone (1-800-244-5613) and at statewide license agents and Division of Wildlife offices.   A list of all available leftover licenses is available at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/Leftovers/ .