KREMMLING, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s current five-year Big Game Season Structure expires at the end of 2019 and the agency is now gathering input to develop the succeeding five-year plan. Once approved in July of 2019, the new season structure will go into effect from 2020 through 2024.
To give the public an opportunity to participate, CPW is inviting the public to meet with local agency personnel beginning at 7 p.m., Jan. 24, at the CSU Extension Hall, 210 11th Street in Kremmling.
“We’ll talk about the number of seasons for each species, season overlaps, breaks between seasons and the dates seasons begin and end during the next five years,” said Area Wildlife Manager Lyle Sidener. “Local communities know how important hunting is to the area and how this structure affects everyone. We hope to see a good turnout.”
Sidener encourages a comprehensive discussion to ensure a thorough process.
“The more folks are involved, the more it helps ensure we are making decisions that have public support,” he said.
Other options for providing input is through telephone town halls and an online comment form. Prior to approval, the CPW Commission will also consider information provided by wildlife managers and biologists.
“There will be numerous opportunities to weigh in,” said Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke. “If you have constructive comments and ideas, this is a great opportunity to let us know. We look forward to a robust process.”
Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kremmling
What: Five-Year Big Game Season Structure meeting
When: 7 p.m., Jan. 24, 2019
Where: CSU Extension Hall, 210 11th Street, Kremmling