elk

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: What could be more important?

    I assumed it was a sobriety check and downshifted. My truck was packed for camping and a bluegrass festival; I would drive through the night. Emergency lights split the darkness, spinning and flashing on a scene so horrific I gasped at the sight. A cow elk — her eyes wide,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    How to obtain a hunting license

    Applying for a hunting license can be confusing at first. Between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) regulations and plain old hunter strategy, I’m still learning the ins and outs, 20 years in. If you’re even reading this, you’re most likely a new hunter, so we’ll stick to the basics together… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    From roadside to table: Colorado Parks & Wildlife permit turns roadkill into meals

    By Danielle Davis

    “After I relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley, it was curious to me that the animals [along the side of the road] were left to scavengers, given my prior experience in Alaska,” says Missouri Heights resident Mike Fleagle, who moved here in 2018.

    Fleagle is an Alaska… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: To trap an elk in 1972...

    The 500-pound cow elk was wild-eyed as she kept trying to escape the trap. 

    She continued to jump up on the eight-foot-tall walls of her plywood pen until she finally broke down a section. The “wapiti” (the Shawnee and Cree word for elk) struggled to get her front legs… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Shippee Open Space sustains Highland cattle and elk

    There’s a precious parcel of land where the Avalanche elk herd can forage in peace, away from shoulder-season recreation on the Crown. It’s sandwiched between two chunks of private Mountain Primal Meat Company acreage. It’s enclosed in a multitude of adjacent conservation easements. It’s Pitkin County’s Shippee Open Space. read more →