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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Public Input on Deer Management Plans

DENVER, COLORADO – Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has announced a series of public meetings to discuss and gather feedback on deer herd management plans across several game units in Colorado. These units include areas in Park, Jefferson, Douglas, Elbert, Arapahoe, and parts of Adams counties. This initiative is part of CPW’s ongoing efforts to involve the community in wildlife management decisions.

Meeting Schedule and Options for Participation CPW has arranged for both in-person and virtual attendance options to facilitate widespread community involvement. The schedule for the upcoming meetings is as follows:

  1. D-17 Bailey Herd (GMUs 39, 46, 391, 461, 51):

    • Date: Wednesday, January 17
    • Time: 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Douglas County Public Library, Castle Pines Event Room, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines, CO 80108.

  2. D-38 South Park Herd (GMUs 500, 501, 50):

    • Date: Thursday, January 18
    • Time: 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Hunter Education building, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.

  3. D-49 Elbert Co Herd (GMUs 104, 105, 106):

    • Date: Monday, January 8
    • Time: 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Arapahoe County Public Library, Byers branch, 585 South Main Street, Byers, CO 80103.
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Previously, meetings for D-17 and D-27 herds were conducted in December, demonstrating CPW’s ongoing commitment to public engagement in wildlife management.

Impact and Next Steps

The feedback gathered from these meetings will be crucial in shaping the draft herd management plan. This plan, once finalized, will be presented to the Parks and Wildlife Commission for approval. The public’s input is vital in ensuring that the plan effectively addresses the needs and concerns of the community, as well as the health and sustainability of the deer population.

CPW encourages residents, hunters, conservationists, and all interested parties to participate in these meetings to voice their opinions and contribute to the sustainable management of the state’s deer herds.

For more information on the meetings, including virtual participation details, visit the CPW website or contact the respective local CPW offices.

Alex Derr, Founder of The Next Summit

Alex Derr is an Eagle Scout, climber, and environmental policy expert located in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. Follow him on Linkedin or Twitter or click here to contact him.

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