Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On January 28, the Colorado Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) held its first virtual briefing and over 130 participants tuned-in.
The agenda was filled with a variety of subject matter experts to address timely topics pertinent to Colorado’s outdoor sporting community. Topics that were discussed included:
- The Go Wild Pass
- Colorado Outdoor Partnership Executive Order
- Trapping ban petition
- Status of Proposition 114: Introduction of Wolves to the Western Slope
- State wildlife area access pass
- Secretarial Order 3362 – Migratory Corridors
- Big game management
The virtual briefing gave participants an opportunity to see friendly faces and get brought up-to-speed on key issues in the state. Notable attendees included current and past Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners, 2020 Caucus Co- Chairs Representative Jeni Arndt and Representative Jim Wilson, Caucus Member Representative Perry Will, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Dan Prenzlow, and others.
The Caucus plans to host virtual briefings every third Thursday of the month through the legislative session.
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Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)Vote Here
- Regulated hunting under the management of the state fish and wildlife agency during a specific season (22.92%)
- Year-round hunting of wolves without a license (14.58%)
- The use of snares (trapping) without hunting allowances (2.08%)
- A combination of hunting and trapping during specific seasons regulated by the fish and wildlife agency (37.50%)
- The establishment of a bounty program to incentivize harvest during specific seasons (2.08%)
- Other (0.00%)
- I do not support the take of wolves (20.83%)