The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss the annual review of regulations related to parks and outdoor recreation lands, as well as passes, permits and registrations. The commission will also consider authorizing the use of a Temporary Authorization Number (TAN) as proof of privilege for most division products for up to 45 days authorizing the Director to grant temporary exemptions that allow hunter education to be delivered online to ensure compliance with applicable public health directives revising refund and reissue regulations to provide more consistency and customer service opportunities recommendations from the License Reissue Working Group removing restrictions on the cutoff of license sales to allow the sale of all big game licenses after the start of the respective season at CPW locations, sales agents, online, and by phone and adjusting license fees and license agent commission rates according to adjustments to the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Consumer Price Index at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3. The meeting will be streamed live on CPWs YouTube page at: https://bit.ly/2G0RteZ
The commission will also discuss increasing daily vehicle pass fees by $1 at select parks the annual review of regulations related to fishing and turkey hunting the West Slope Draft Mountain Lion Management Plan the method used to determine which hunt codes fall above or below the current six-preference point threshold which determines the resident/nonresident allocation of licenses in the regular limited license draw the license requirements to access State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands emergency, park-specific regulations for the limited opening of Fishers Peak State Park an overview of CPWs Land Use Commenting process the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program 2020 Recommended Projects and herd management plans on multiple deer and pronghorn units.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2 and adjourn at 5 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 3 and adjourn at 4:30 p.m.
Additional agenda items include: Department of Agriculture update Department of Natural Resources update Financial update Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) update 2020 Draw Season update Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind update
A complete agenda along with all materials for public review for this meeting can be found on the CPW website: https://bit.ly/3lkWL5c . The public is encouraged to email written comments to the commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on providing public comments for virtual meetings are available on the CPW website.
The commission meets regularly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation. Anyone can listen to commission meetings through the CPW website. This opportunity keeps constituents informed about the development of regulations and how the commission works with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff to manage the parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation programs administered by the agency. Find out more about the commission on the CPW website.
The next commission meeting will take place on November 19 and 20.
Some of the fishing topics on the agenda Wednesday include:
Clarifying the criteria for establishing an emergency closure of fishing waters. Establishing a limited harvest of mountain whitefish statewide. Revising the bag and possession limit and minimum size regulation for tiger trout at Meadow Creek Reservoir (Grand County) to one fish greater than 18 inches in length. Reducing bag and possession limits for trout at Meadow Creek Reservoir (Jackson County). Shortening the fishing closure dates on the Colorado River below Shadow Mountain Reservoir. Restricting bass fishing, and revising bag and possession limits and minimum size restrictions for crappie and redear sunfish at Berthoud Reservoir. Implementing a 10 minimum size limit for black and white crappie at Boedecker Reservoir. Adding East Fork Roaring Creek to the current Roaring Creek regulations limiting fishing to artificial fly and lure only, and requiring that cutthroat trout be returned to the water immediately. Eliminating the special regulation for largemouth and smallmouth bass at Lagerman Reservoir. Prohibiting fishing at Webster Pond in Boulder County Changing fishing regulations for selected streams in the Southwest region to protect Colorado River cutthroat trout and Rio Grande cutthroat trout conservation populations. Implementing minimum size and bag limit regulations for walleye at Horseshoe Reservoir. Implementing minimum size and bag limit regulations for walleye at Lake Loveland.