# Colorado parks and wildlife
Fish without a license in Colorado this weekend
(Denver, Colo.) Anglers can cast their poles into the water without a fishing license in Colorado this weekend. The only time fishing will be allowed in the state without a license is June 3-4. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has made it easy for occasional anglers to choose a spot. Online resources include:
Feral donkeys to fight off wolves in Colorado
As the reintroduction of wolves to Colorado looms, tensions rise between environmentalists and ranchers. While environmentalists believe that wolves will help restore the ecosystem balance, ranchers fear losing their livestock.
Man in Hot Tub ‘Clawed in the Head’ by Mountain Lion; Authorities on the Prowl
A hot tub. A romantic rendezvous. A cougar after dark. We promise this is a news story and not ... something else. A man enjoying a relaxing soak at a short-term rental property near Nathrop, Colo., received quite a surprise when a mountain lion clawed his head, the Associated Press reported Monday. The in-ground hot tub attack occurred on March 18 in a wooded neighborhood along Chalk Creek in Chaffee County.
A Couple is Sitting in a Hot Tub in Colorado & Man Suddenly Feels 'Something Grab his Head.' It was a Mountain Lion.
A Colorado couple is sitting in their in-ground hot tub around 8 p.m. on Saturday night (18 March 2023) when the man felt "something grab his head." The couple is frightened as the wife screams and they splash water at the mountain lion. Thanks to the wife's quick thinking, she grabs a flashlight and shines the light at the mountain lion, and they make plenty of noise to scare it away.
Wildlife officials urge DougCo residents to report wild bird deaths
(Douglas County, Colo.) As record rates of avian flu persist in Colorado, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials ask residents to report dead wild birds.
Start the new year healthy in Colorado with a free guided hike
(Denver, Colo.) You can begin the new year by taking a free guided hike at one of Colorado’s many state parks. The annual program takes place in all 50 states on New Year’s Day.
CDOT warns drivers to beware wildlife after Daylight Savings Time switch
(Douglas County, Colo.) Although Coloradans moved their clocks back an hour this weekend, wildlife will retain their nighttime patterns. The Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to stay vigilant, drive with caution and slow down.
Denver’s prairie dogs adapt to city life
(Denver, Colo.) Colorado has thrown the prairie dogs to predatory ferrets, again raising the question: How can anyone kill such an adorable species?. Prairie dogs may just be the cutest thing in Colorado. A newcomer to the state seeing them for the first time may be shocked to see they really do resemble the creatures in the “Whack-A-Mole” game from childhood pizza parlor parties.
DougCo Sheriff warns residents after two bear sightings reported
(Douglas County Sheriff's Office) (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports a bear was spotted near Highlands Ranch while another was spotted on camera in western Douglas County.
Celebrate Colorado Day on Aug. 1 with free entry to Colorado State Parks
Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates Colorado Day.Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (Denver, CO) Colorado is turning 146 on Aug. 1. To celebrate, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free entry into all of the state’s parks on the state’s birthday, Colorado Day.
Warm weather, free fishing expected to draw Colorado anglers this weekend and free fishing in Colorado this weekend
(Denver, CO.) This weekend will be in the 80s and mostly sunny along the Front Range, the perfect conditions for a fishing trip during what happens to be Colorado’s annual Free Fishing Weekend.
Council seizes land Vail Resorts planned for affordable housing
(Katie Musial on Unsplash) (Vail, Colo.) Vail Resorts’ plan to spend $17 million to develop affordable housing for 165 employees hit a roadblock Tuesday when the Vail town council voted to condemn the parcel developers planned to use.
7 tips to protect your dog from rattlesnakes
Dogs training at the Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic.Franktown Animal Clinic and K-9 Friends. (Franktown, Colo.) - As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes become more active. Even though Colorado Parks and Wildlife say humans pose a greater threat to rattlesnakes than rattlesnakes pose to humans, knowing what to do when you spot one could help keep you and your four-legged friends safe.
Tree holding bald eagle nest blown over in windstorm
A side-by-side comparison of the bald eagle nesting tree, before and after, it blew down at Barr Lake State Park.(Colorado Parks and Wildlife) (BRIGHTON, Colo.) A cottonwood tree that was home to an active bald eagle nest at Barr Lake State Park was blown over in a recent storm, officials said.
After being early adopter of electric vehicles, Colorado’s interest wanes
(Michael Marais on Unsplash) Colorado dropped from among the top three states to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) last year to No. 23, according to a report from QuoteWizard by LendingTree LLC.
Mountain lion found hiding under deck in Boulder neighborhood
A mountain lion was reported under this deck in Boulder on Sunday morning.(Photo by Jason Clay/CPW) (BOULDER, Colo.) A mountain lion was relocated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers Sunday morning after being found under a deck at a home on 23rd Street and Panorama Ave, according to the agency.
CPW officers give elk meat to man who lost home in Marshall Fire
Wildlife officer Sam Peterson (left) poses for a picture with Fleetwood Mathews (right) after donating elk meat to him on Friday, Jan. 28.(Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
CPW collars Colorado-born Gray Wolf pup for the first time ever
A photo of 2202, the first gray wolf born and collared in Colorado. The female pup was fitted with a GPS collar in North Park on Feb. 9.(CPW/Eric Odell) (WALDEN, Colo.) Colorado Parks and Wildlife collared a Colorado-born gray wolf pup for the first time ever Wednesday in North Park.
Colorado wildlife officers rescue bull elk tangled in rope
This bull elk got roping entangled in its antlers and later became stuck to several trees on Tuesday morning.(Photo by Jason Clay/Colorado Parks and Wildlife) (GOLDEN, Colo.) A bull elk entangled in rope near Golden High School was saved by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers Tuesday after it became hung up and stuck on several trees.
Moose rescued by wildlife officers after being trapped in basement
CPW officers rescued a moose that had become trapped in the basement of a house in Breckenridge on Monday.(Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife) (BRECKENRIDGE, Colo.) Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers saved a moose on Monday after it entered a home in Breckenridge and was trapped in the basement.