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Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently released its 2020 Status Report on big-game winter range and migration corridors.  Eric Galatas has more.

News Brief: Humans Training Bears for Trouble

Oct 19, 2019
snow brains


People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it. That’s the title of a story published in the Colorado Sun Thursday. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with co-author Erin McIntyre about new efforts to solve the problem.

Six-Point Bull Elk Poached in Moffat County

Oct 9, 2019
Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Poachers who killed a bull elk in Game Management Unit 2 in Moffat County last month are still at-large. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has details from Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras.

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The Naturalist Nights speaker series continues this week with retired biologist Van Graham talking about the latest research on sandhill cranes. The birds were listed as a Colorado endangered species in 1973. Graham began working with the cranes while in Steamboat Springs, which is where the core population of Colorado’s nesting and staging cranes is located. KDNK's Mark Duggan talked to Graham about what Naturalist Nights attendees can expect to learn at his presentation.


A controversial predator control plan in Colorado is heading into its second year. Colorado Parks and Wildlife - or CPW - plans to kill bears and mountain lions in the Piceance Basin, north of Rifle, and in the Arkansas River Basin to see if that will boost deer fawn survival rates. Freelance reporter Rico Moore has been following this story since 2016 in a series for the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Moore for an update on the story and how CPW may be going after mountain lions that no longer exist.