Colorado Parks and Wildlife has posted its annual story package for the 2013 Big Game Hunting Season on its Web site. All media outlets are invited to use these for specials sections, on Web sites or in regular publications. These are general stories that provide basic information and tips to big game hunters. To access the stories, see: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/Pages/BigGameHuntingStories.aspx.
Photos from the agency’s image database are also available at this link: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/ImageDB/. The database is searchable. To download photos, simply copy and paste.  If photos are used, please credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Following is the list of the stories available this year:

  • Caring for your campsite
  • Long-term efforts saved Colorado wildlife  
  • Common hunting violations can be costly
  • Moose or elk? Be sure of your target
  • High altitude survival
  • How not to get lost in the woods
  • How to hunt elk
  • How to hunt mule deer
  • How to hunt safely
  • Information resources for hunters
  • Hunting and wildlife management in Colorado
  • Ethical considerations for hunters
  • A checklist of essential items for hunters
  • Pronghorn provide unique hunting challenge
  • Follow these rules when hunting with horses
  • What to do if you make a mistake while hunting
  • Know the rules and know your limits
  • Be sure to know where you’re hunting
  • Other big game hunting in Colorado
  • Poaching a constant problem
  • Preference points – understanding the system  
  • Some private ranches open to limited hunting
  • Taking care of big game meat
  • Use ATVs properly; know the rules

If you have questions about these stories or for hunting in general in Colorado, you can contact one of the agency’s public information specialists:

Northeast region: Jennifer Churchill 303-291-7234
Southwest region: Joe Lewandowski 970-375-6708
Northwest region: Mike Porras 970-255-6162
Southeast region and statewide: Randy Hampton 303-291-7482
Statewide: Randy Hampton 303-291-7482

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