• The cure for spring fishing fever

    Spring fishing fever is spreading. Not to worry, it is a healthy thing even in amongst the worms, bugs and flies we gather in our tackle boxes. After a slow start, Colorado’s May warm air and water stirred the fish to spawn and feed. Spring is the predominate lake fishing time period, and much of the primer fishing is beckoning us to the Eastern Plains lakes and reservoirs.

  • Nearby success figures to draw more hunters’ interest

    When the word and photographs reach the Midwest whitetail deer hunting fraternity about the huge buck taken in neighboring southeast Nebraska, hunters will be abuzz.

  • Bill would enhance outdoor opportunities for kids

    Political coverage of late is extremely argumentative, partisan and trying to most. But there is a local political issue you can understand and can weigh in on. Colorado House Bill 1131, known as the “Colorado Kids Outdoors Bill” would promote, support and fund a wide range of environmental education, recreation, wildlife, hunting and fishing programs for our youth. The bill will encourage kids to better understand the outdoors and wildlife opportunities.

  • The circuitous route of the Canada Goose

    Whether sportsmen are simply drawn to the daily flights of the local Canada geese, they attract our attention and have become winter residents in our local neighborhoods.     

    The geese can be an irritation to golfers and park managers. Conversely, they offer an up close and personal nature experience for kids and those who enjoy observing wildlife.

  • Unusual Colorado winter sends geese up the river

    Water fowl hunters are admittedly experiencing a frustrating year. Unusual weather patterns and a possible change in duck migration routes are some of the issues hunters and Division of Wildlife are mulling over as to the reason 2009-10 waterfowl season has been such a bust.

  • The New Years “Top 10” To-Dos

    As we enter a new decade and a new year, is a good time to reflect on how our outdoors world is so different and sometimes threatened. It is timely for us to be more involved and more aware of the changes occurring in the world of fishing, hunting and for our wildlife. Consider these “top 10” ways to support our outdoors.

        10. Set more time aside to go fishing and hunting. Today’s family, work and community obligations can easily fill in calendars. Time outdoors fishing and hunting is a time of renewal of the spirit and mind.

  • Various hunting seasons well under way

    Goose hunting season opened Nov. 21 (to Feb. 15); pheasant season Nov. 14 (to Jan. 31) and final split duck season Nov. 7 (to Jan. 24).  Many hunters are busy making those early trips to the fields, ponds and rivers.

        In the meantime, a host of outdoors news and activities is circulating that we will share in this column.

  • Prepping for duck and pheasant seasons

    The water fowler and the pheasant-hunting crowd have promising hunting days ahead. The USFWS, Ducks Unlimited and Division of Wildlife agree on the optimism for more migrating ducks and see the state’s spring pheasant hatch and numbers on the rise as well.

  • Hunting season kicks off

    The morning air is noticeably crisper. Temperatures are dropping slightly, water is cooling, fish are more active and game bird migrations are in process. It is fall and a whole new agenda of outdoors opportunities are unfolding.

    As a springboard, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is celebrating the National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 28, with a variety of educational seminars and displays at their agency headquarters, 6060 N. Broadway, just west off I-25 and 58th Avenue

  • Duck season looks prime for waterfowl hunters

    I am not sure how I feel about this global warming/climate change issue. It seems logical to me over the centuries there would be cyclical changes in temperatures and climates. I am convinced those cycles occur, but I can also appreciate what man’s activities here on earth in our life times can influence temperatures and the environment.