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Outdoors

  • Decisions made state resting place for Canadian geese

    Tourism is a major economic factor in Colorado that pumps considerable dollars into Colorado’s economy. One visitor, I would submit, that is neglected in the Front Range Colorado’s state tourism census is the thousands of graceful and resourceful migrating Canada geese.
        Somewhere in the range of a half million Canada geese travel into and through Colorado in their migration cycles. However, some spend the winter here in Colorado and a growing number have even taken up permanent residency in the Mile High State.

  • Fly-fishing across the country

    Trout Unlimited has it right. You can fly fish literally anywhere on this planet. If you have ventured beyond Colorado’s streams and other Western waters with fly rod in hand, you know what I mean. I have learned to never leave home without my travel fly rod, knowing out there somewhere is a new and different fishing experience, worth exploring.

  • Hunters: Give up your Hides

    If you hunt elk or deer consider extending the positive hunting experience by supporting the local Elk’s Lodge’s Veterans Leather Program. “This valuable program established in 1948 has benefited tens of thousands of war veterans who have served our nation,” reported Colorado State Veterans’ Leather Chairman and Brighton Elk’s member, Jim Vincent.

  • The season for cleaning and fertilizing

    There’s still time to enjoy our bountiful local harvest, but no time for the dedicated gardener to rest. While some vegetables produce well into fall, others are done, and it’s time to get an early start on fall clean up.

  • Dove hunting season underway in Colorado

    Mourning Dove hunting jumpstarts the Colorado fall hunting season.  Sept. 1 is the late summer target date that adventuresome wing shooters anticipate.

  • Dove hunting season takes flight in Colorado

    Mourning Dove hunting jumpstarts the Colorado fall hunting season.  Sept. 1 is the late summer target date that adventuresome wing shooters anticipate.

  • Coyotes continue to encroach on public

    Recent conversations with Colorado Division of Wildlife staff offered a variety of news that will tweak the interest of outdoors families.

        A duck and goose-calling seminar for kids is scheduled for early August in Johnstown. DOW is cooperating with Zink Calls Pro Staff for the seminar. Participants will also get an overview on decoy setups and related calling and hunting hints. Register by calling 970-692-1732 at Johnstown’s police department.

  • The cure for spring fishing fever

    Spring fishing fever is spreading. Not to worry, it is a healthy thing even in amongst the worms, bugs and flies we gather in our tackle boxes. After a slow start, Colorado’s May warm air and water stirred the fish to spawn and feed. Spring is the predominate lake fishing time period, and much of the primer fishing is beckoning us to the Eastern Plains lakes and reservoirs.

  • Accomodating neighborhood wildlife

    It is amazing and certainly encouraging to witness how wildlife has adapted to man’s insistence on encroaching into the habitat of wildlife.

        Virtually no species is safe from man’s destruction of their natural habitat, be it deer, elk, bear or geese, ducks, rabbits or our neighborhood’s most defiant critters, the wily coyote and the fox.

  • Keeping hunting dogs busy in the off season

    When hunting seasons wind down, we sometimes neglect our hunting dog’s physical activity level. My hunting companion Aspen just turned 9 in April. Fortunately, Aspen demonstrates her health and youthful ways. Nightly walks, daylong field trips, swimming in the rivers, ponds and lakes and good nutrition, my vet tells me, is the right routine.