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Texas man dies in hunting accident in southwest Colorado

Gregory Gabrisch, 31, of Houston, died from a gunshot wound in the San Juan National Forest north of Rico

Outdoors

As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

Wildlife managers in the West say wolves are being used to stoke political outrage in the same way Second Amendment gun rights were used in recent elections to raise fears Democrats would restrict firearms.

Environment

“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.

Outdoors

“Intentional discharge of an aimed firearm” leads to rare criminal charges in Colorado death of hunter

Suspect Harry Watkins was “horrified” after fatally shooting his hunting buddy, Simon Howell, in Grand County. “It was reasonable to fire,” Watkins’ attorney says.

Outdoors

West Virginia hunter fatally shot in Colorado

Grand County sheriff's officials say 26-year-old Simon Jacob Howell, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, was shot by a fellow hunter west of Kremmling on Monday morning

News

Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting, fishing license to access some public lands

A lawsuit and a group of hikers, climbers and paddlers are pressuring Colorado Parks and Wildlife to adjust the new rule, which applies to people who aren’t hunting and fishing.

Outdoors

Hunting, fishing licenses required (even if you don’t hunt or fish) for hundreds of Colorado wildlife areas

Rule approved last month applies to State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands, which can contain popular stretches for boating and other recreation

Outdoors

Colorado college students, upended by coronavirus, are worried about food, housing and their education

Education

Opinion: It’s time to ban wildlife killing contests in Colorado

Opinion Columns

Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

Outdoors

Opinion: Colorado’s outdoor opportunity: Open state lands to public access

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s booming pronghorn population is running horns-first into newly built neighborhoods

The state's 85,000 pronghorns are a wildlife management success story, but development on the prairie is conflicting with natural patterns

Environment

U.S. House coalesces at 11th hour to try to save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican, remains the only Colorado delegate to not express support for reauthorization of the massive fund, marking a rare alignment of Colorado’s diverse D.C. delegation.

Outdoors