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Colorado Division of Wildlife

PHOTOS: Orphaned Bear Cubs Will Return To The Wild In 2012

Posted 01.03.2012 | Denver

Two bear cubs that were orphaned after their mother was shot by a Colorado Division of Wildlife officer in August are healthy and receiving care at a ...

Rocky Mountain Mighty Moose (Photos)

Rich Wolf | Posted 10.09.2011 | Denver
Rich Wolf

This was not my first face-to-face with a bull moose, and I'm smitten. There is something exceptionally compelling about this big, solitary, mostly peaceful, vegetarian giant of the deer species.

Feeding Burgers To Bears 'Extraordinary Example of Stupid' Behavior

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.31.2011 | Denver

Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for two or more people who were reportedly seen hand-feeding Burger King cheeseburgers to a black bear and he...

5.6 Million Gallons Of Oil And Gas Fluid Spilled In Three Counties

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver

Three northwestern Colorado counties have reported 5.6 million gallons of spilled oil and gas fluids from 2001 to 2010, according to a report released...

Sportsmen, Conservationists Skeptical Of Hick's DOW, Parks Merger | Bobby Magill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sportsmen's groups are expressing great skepticism about Gov. John Hickenlooper's plan to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State P...

State Bans Shooting Bears In Dens After Giant Bear Killed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE:DENVER (AP) -- Bear hunters say it's unethical to kill a hibernating bear in its den. But after a northwest Colorado hunter killed a black bear...

HUGE Bear Killed On Western Slope Has State Considering Rule Change

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The killing of an enormous black bear on the Western Slope has Colorado officials considering a change to the state's hunting rules. Richard Kendal...

Colorado Mountain Lion Attack: Teen Says She Was Attacked Her While She Changed Her Tire

KMGH Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DIVIDE, Colo. -- A teenager said she was attacked by a mountain lion when she stopped on the side of the road to check on a car problem....

Colorado's Rabid Animals Set To Break Record

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado is on track to break the record for wildlife rabies due to the spread of rabies in skunks, which are spreading from eastern Colorado toward t...

Denver Duck Deaths At Water Treatment Plants Likely Due

KMGH Denver | Wayne Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- More than 1,000 ducks found dead around Front Range treatment plans likely died when chemicals in the water caused their feathers to lose wa...

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The Durango Herald | By Patrick Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Division of Wildlife killed a bear early Saturday morning after it bit a man near the Manna Soup Kitchen, 1100 Avenida del Sol in Durango...

Andre Ciaravola Of Greeley Fined For Using Donuts To

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GREELEY, Colo. -- A Frederick plumber has been fined $700 on allegations that he illegally baited a bear by leaving doughnuts, pastries and bread outs...

Division Of Wildlife Says Bear Killing Was Justified To Protect Family

KMGH Denver | Kim Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Colorado wildlife officials say a man who shot and killed a young bear in his home in Green Mountain Falls was protecting c...

Ninja Bear Cub Breaks Into Steamboat Home

Steamboat Pilot | Tom Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Steamboat Springs -- Mike and Arlene Zopf are accustomed to seeing bears around their Steamboat Springs home, but Tuesday afternoon marked the first t...

Colorado Bear Hunting: Division of Wildlife To Issue More Permits In Effort To Ease Conflicts With Humans

Glenwood Springs Post Independent | Scott Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

More bear hunting licenses will be issued for the upper Roaring Fork Valley in September to try to reduce the population and ease conflicts with human...

Colorado Wolf Pack Reports Doubted By Local Ranchers

The Denver Post | Nancy Lofholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DE BEQUE - Wolf advocates are celebrating the return of wolves to Colorado after biologists for a recreational ranch northwest of here recently announ...

Boulder Looks To Pass Resolution Making It Easier To Kill Prairie Dogs

Boulder Daily Camera | Heath Urie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Since 2000, the city of Boulder has made it a goal to humanely trap and relocate prairie dogs whenever the conflict between nature and man reaches an ...

Lynx Study Places Trackers On Snowmachiners, But Can't Fund Any Lynx

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL PASS - Federal biologists investigating how people mix with threatened lynx wildcats in the wilderness have persuaded hundreds of Colorado backco...

Colorado's Black Bears: Coming to a Dumpster Near You

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

The nature of the tight box canyon that cradles Telluride means that it's only a few blocks to the edge of civilization. Black bears wander through town in search of snacks -- especially this time of year.

Colorado Animal Encounters, From Bears To Cougars To Squirrels (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Monday, a deer attacked a 63-year-old Colorado Springs woman when she tried to pet him. In an interview with Westword, a Division of Wildlife spok...

Vail Woman Fends Off Bear From Bedroom With Pillow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Summer may be over, but Colorado bears are far from hibernating. The slew of close encounters between bears and humans in Colorado has prompted the D...

Boulder Wolfs Host Bears

Rich Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rich Wolf

Our local neighborhoods can be a virtual bear buffet. Here is the story of the three bears that came for an unexpected visit to the Wolf home.

Colorado Division of Wildlife: We Have To Make Bears "Uncomfortable"

The Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Simon and Chris Herring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Please scare the bears. That is the message state wildlife officials are sending residents of Colorado communities besieged by hungry black bears wit...