DENVER – A do-it-yourself elk hunt on Colorado’s Grand Mesa will be featured in an upcoming episode of Randy Newberg’s “On Your Own Adventures” this month on The Sportsman’s Channel.

The show will air the week of July 18. In the Denver-metro area, the Sportsman Channel can be found on Comcast, Direct TV and Dish Network.

Newberg, a resident of Bozeman, Mont., drove to Grand Junction last year, met his brother at the airport and picked up a pair of over-the-counter bull tags at the area office for the 3rd rifle season.

“This is episode is an absolute classic example of what the American hunting experience is about,” Newberg said. “No other place is so welcoming to the non-resident hunter, as is Colorado. And no other place provides such great opportunity in terms of tags, elk numbers and public land on which to chase these elk.”

Newberg said that Colorado’s 300,000 elk, 23 million acres public land and 93 game management units where unlimited bull elk tags are available present a unique opportunity for adventure-minded elk hunters.

“So there are lots of places to go, there’s lots of elk and there’s lots of tags,” Newberg says during the show. “If you don’t draw an elk tag in one of the limited entry states as a nonresident, come to Colorado. At a time when we are losing hunters and promoting exclusivity, Colorado is recruiting new hunters by lowering the barriers to participation.”

On Your Own Adventures is the only hunting TV show dedicated exclusively to non-guided hunting, and all on public lands.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Tourism Office sponsored the show as part of a year-long campaign to recruit resident and nonresident elk hunters to hunt Colorado.

On July 12, unlimited over-the-counter tags for elk went on sale at Division offices and on the web. Limited licenses leftover from the April draw go on sale August 9 at wildlife offices, license agents and by phone, 1-800-244-5613.

Leftover licenses are available online starting August 10, 2011. Fishing or small game licenses can also be purchased online.

The Sportsman Channel can be found on Direct TV at channel 605, on Comcast at channel 405 and on Dish Network at channel 395.

“Colorado Rifle Elk” is scheduled to air at the following times (MDT):

  • July 18th – 7:00 a.m.
  • July 20th – 11:30 p.m.
  • July 21st – 7:00 p.m.
  • July 23rd – 10:00 a.m.

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