What is its purpose?
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is charged by statute to protect, preserve, enhance, and manage wildlife for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the people of this state and its visitors. Wildlife management objectives such as determining the numbers and types of wildlife taken, and providing opportunities to hunt, fish, or engage in other wildlife-related recreation are realized through the creation of regulations by the Parks and Wildlife Commission and enforcement of season dates, bag limits, and license requirements. If everyone would follow the rules, enforcement efforts would be unnecessary, however laws for some people are only effective to the extent they are enforced. Without law enforcement effective wildlife management would not be possible. Without wildlife management Colorado’s abundant and diverse wildlife populations would not exist.
How to Contact a District Wildlife Manager
Colorado Wildlife Officers work on a rotating on-call schedule. If you have a wildlife emergency, you can reach a District Wildlife Manager (DWM) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most officers are dispatched through Colorado State Patrol, or your local Sheriff’s Department.