Deer Management Meeting
Deer management meeting planned in Cedaredge, Aug 9
Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff is updating deer management plans in the Paonia/North Fork area. The public is invited to a public meeting to discuss the planning effort, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 9 in Cedaredge, 140 NW 2nd St.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife big-game managers will present information on Game Management Units 411, 52 and 521. They’ll explain the history of management in those GMUs, harvest statistics, survival trends and habitat issues.
The planning process is in its early stages and will take about a year to complete. CPW will also be gathering input from the public through on-line surveys.
“Big-game management planning is complex,” said J Wenum, area wildlife manager in Gunnison. “We need to take into consideration a variety of factors that include scientific analysis and public perception. As the planning process starts it’s important for wildlife managers to hear the opinions and concerns of the public.”
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.