Big game hunting meeting in Durango, Feb. 6
DURANGO, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites hunters and anglers to give their ideas and opinions about wildlife issues and the new big game season structure at a meeting, 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 6 in the Eulos Room at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
In the first part of the meeting, local wildlife managers will give an overview of wildlife related issues. The remainder of the meeting will include a presentation and discussion of the big game season structure. Every five years CPW evaluates all big-game hunting seasons and asks hunters for their opinions on if changes are needed. The new structure will be in effect for the 2020-2024 seasons.
The meeting is also part of the ongoing statewide “Sportsmen’s Roundtable” process set up by CPW to assure that hunters, anglers and everyone who cares about wildlife can provide input and discuss issues with leaders of the agency.
Wildlife managers will explain the process of evaluating the big-game seasons and how the seasons are currently arranged. A brief survey will be conducted at the meeting, so participants are asked to bring their smart phones.
Hunters are also asked to complete an on-line survey that is being used to gather information: https://www.research.net/r/8MQNS3F. The deadline to make comments on the big game season structure is Feb. 11.
For more information, call Joe Lewandowski at 970-375-6708; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.