Colorado Division of Wild Life

admin May 2, 2011 0

Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region is full of life and energy. There is the hunting of animals, birds and fishing throughout the season, but only at specific times.

One of the most prominent Colorado species that challenges humans is the black bear. Every year they destroy homes, injure people, kills people, eat our food if we leave it out in the trash or while camping, and sometimes even destroy our belongings.

With 23 acres of hunting land available, hunters waiting eagerly for the arrival of fall. Colorado has a huge number of deer (460,650), elk (287,270) and pronghorn (76,710) making Colorado a favorite destination for big game hunters. Every year the US economy earns nearly $300 million from hunting licenses.

Hunting season includes different animals like the turkey, whose season starts on April 9th and continues up until the end of May. Other animals include the mountain lion, mule deer and big mountain elk. The elk and the deer are found in abundance in the region and are favorite target for their agility and high liklihood of being shot. Small birds, snow geese and ducks are hunted as well. These can be hunted only when a hunting license is acquired – and as long as they are hunted during the proper timeframe.

Fishing is another favorite activity in Colorado. There are numerous species available in the hunting arenas. Rainbow Trout, Cut Throat Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Splake, Wiper Grayling, and Walleye are all attractive targets for fishermen. There is the opportunity to catch more than 35 species of both warm and cold water fish in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain streams house cold water species and some places like the plain reservoirs are for the warm blooded. There are 6000 miles of streams and 2000 lakes to choose from in Colorado.

Though hunting and fishing in the region is for human recreation and survival, there are certain rules and regulations set by the regulation authority to prevent voracious loss of the animal life. The aim of the Colorado Division of Wild Life is to protect and preserve the region’s wild life for future generations. In order to achieve these goals, there are license policies. Every animal hunted is recorded under special license and regulation. Another protection effort is the season dates and bagging limits that enhance wild life preservation.

Hunting and fishing can be enjoyed in Colorado, even by a novice. This is because the Colorado Division of Wild Life offers special training programs, hunting methods, books, and insightful advice on the best places to go for hunting or fishing.

 

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