Contact your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife region or area office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also try the main CPW Denver headquarters Communications Center at (303) 297-1192 and they can help direct your call. For after-hours emergencies, contact 911, the Colorado State Patrol OR your local Sheriff's Department.Find helpful videos, resources and tips on the Living with Bears pages.Please do NOT use the form below for reports of black bears.
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What were the ages of the bears observed?
How did you observe the bear or bears?
Please describe how you observed the bear or bears.
Would you be willing to provide a copy to the CPW?
If you posted any related videos to the internet, please provide the URLs.
Have you or anyone you listed above seen grizzly and/or black bears before?
Please describe the observer's prior experience with grizzly and/or black bears.
Name of general area where you observed the bear or bears (e.g. national park, mountain range, wilderness area, etc.)
County in which observation occurred
Please include any other relevant details of the location. Include nearby landmarks, GPS location or Township/Range/Section. If using GPS coordinates, please use UTM coordinates and provide the Datum and Zone.
Please describe the vegetation in the area where the animal was observed. For example Pine Trees, Grass, Willows, etc.
Describe the amount of human activity in the area of the observation
What was the direct distance to the nearest
regularly occupied human activity area?
Color variation on hump?
Placement of hump in relation to top of ears
Color of front claws
Shape from ears to nose
Noticeable "brow" feature above eyes?
Were the ears of the bear/bears distinctly visible?
What was the position of the ears?
What was the shape of the ears?
What was the ratio of the bear's body?
Please check all boxes that describe the behavior of the bear or bears
Please describe any other behaviors
Please check all boxes that describe physical evidence at the observation site
Please describe other evidence at the site
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First and Last Name:
City, State, Zip:
Distance To Animal:
Number Bears Seen:
Age of Bear(s):
Optical - Other
Number of Observers:
Additional Observer Information:
Willing to share photo/video:
Previous Sighting Details:
Dist. to Human Activity
Other Site Evidence:
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