The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission received important updates on local efforts to conserve Gunnison sage-grouse when the Commission met in Gunnison on Thursday and Friday. Commissioners also received an update on a continued increase in the demand for big game hunting licenses in Colorado. Agency financial staff provided a presentation on future budget projections and explained that wildlife funding projections are not keeping pace with projected spending for the agency.
Commissioners learned that Colorado continues to be popular with big-game hunters from around the nation. This year, CPW processed 468,816 applications - a four percent increase over the 451,161 applications submitted in 2012.
Commissioners welcomed Great Outdoors Colorado officials for an overview of the program that distributes a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds, and also heard presentations regarding hunter and angler retention and recruitment efforts, sage-grouse habitat, and the online application process.
The meeting was held at the Aspinall-Wilson Center on the campus of Western State Colorado University at 909 Escalante Drive in Gunnison, with formal action beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. See the full agenda
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.Notice of Conference Call
The Parks and Wildlife Commission will convene a teleconference call Thursday, June 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. to discuss the July 11th – 12th Commission meeting agenda. This is an informational meeting only and no formal action will be taken. If you would like to listen to this conference call, you may attend in person at location below.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Terrestrial Section Conference Room
Denver, CO 80216
For more information, please call (303) 291-7480.