The club is open to all, but club events take place during the week and we meet at Chilson Senior Center in Loveland, CO. Our basic purpose is to fish, but we're easily distracted by the chance to work with youngsters or improve northern Colorado outdoor resources.
Friday, May 1, 2020
CPW Commission requires a valid hunting or fishing license to access all State Wildlife Areas and CPW-leased State Trust Lands
DENVER – A
valid hunting or fishing license will be required for everyone 18 or
older attempting to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land
leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, beginning July 1.
The rule change was adopted unanimously April 30 by the Colorado Parks
and Wildlife Commission.
“By policy, state wildlife areas are acquired with hunter and angler
dollars, and are intended specifically to provide wildlife habitat and
wildlife-related recreation,” Southeast Regional Manager Brett Ackerman
told the commission at its meeting. “This rule is aimed at curtailing
non-wildlife-related use of these properties.
At the meeting, Ackerman presented examples from across the state of
the increasing use of state wildlife areas inconsistent with their
purpose, including set up of temporary residences, vehicular use on big
game winter range, vandalism, and other uses detrimental to wildlife
and wildlife-related uses.
“There’s certainly an impact on staff and resources, potential public
health impact, degradation of habitat and displacement of wildlife,”
Ackerman told commissioners. “There is a pattern of non-wildlife
related issues we’re seeing out there.”
Beginning on July 1, 2020, anyone entering a state wildlife area or
state trust land leased by CPW must hold either a valid hunting or
fishing license in Colorado.
Ackerman emphasized that, “As with all new regulations, especially one
as far reaching as this, our policy is to first educate. Especially
when talking to constituent users of state wildlife areas, we want to
help people understand why we’re taking this action. We’re not seeking
to catch people off guard and write them tickets. We want to curtail
non-wildlife use of these properties and return them to their original