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Media advisory: Big-game hunting stories for 2017 now available

Media advisory: Big-game hunting stories for 2017 now available
Big-game hunting season is just around the corner. CPW has prepared a package of stories for use by the media and public.
Joe Lewandowski
2017 Big Game Hunting Stories Posted

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is again providing its annual story package and photos for the 2017 Big Game Hunting season.

All media outlets are invited to use these for specials sections, on Web sites or in regular newscasts, web posts or publications. Organizations and individuals are also invited to share these with friends, family and others who might benefit.
These are general stories that provide basic information and tips to big game hunters.
To access these stories and some photos, use this URL:

If you have difficulty accessing these stories, please call Joe Lewandowski, Southwest Region PIO at 970-375-6708.
Following is the list of the stories available this year. Download the stories by clicking on the URLs below each.
  • Be sure to know where you're hunting
  • Becoming a real straight shooter
  • Caring for your campsite
  • Cell phones in the backcountry
  • Colorado Hunting Atlas provides on-line scouting tools
  • Common hunting violations can be costly
  • Hunting with horses
  • High-altitude survival
  • How not to get lost in the woods
  • How to hunt elk
  • How to hunt mule deer
  • How to hunt safely
  • Hunting and wildlife management in Colorado
  • Hunting ethically?
  • Hunting gear checklist
  • Internet resources for hunters
  • Know the rules and know your limits
  • Long-term efforts saved Colorado wildlife
  • Moose or elk? Be sure of your target
  • Other big game hunting in Colorado
  • Poaching a constant problem
  • Preference points – understanding the system
  • Pronghorns provide unique hunting challenge
  • Some private ranches open to hunting
  • Taking care of big game meat
  • Use OHVs properly; know the rules
  • What to do if you make a mistake while hunting
If you have questions for hunting in general in Colorado, you can contact one of the agency's public information officers located in your region:

Northeast region: Jennifer Churchill - 303-291-7234,
Southwest region: Joe Lewandowski - 970-375-6708,
Northwest region: Mike Porras - 970-255-6162,
Southeast Region: Bill Vogrin – 719-227-5211,


CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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