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Wildlife Commission Workshop To Take Place In Greeley April 9
4/3/2009
Credit:
Colorado Division of Wildlife Press Release http://wildlife.state.co.us
GREELEY, Colo. – The Division's big game modeling process and results from the first year of the South Platte River Duck Hunting Experiment will be two of the informative topics covered at the Colorado Wildlife Commission’s April workshop, to be held on April 9 in Greeley. The Commission will meet at the University of Northern Colorado, 2045 10th Avenue, in the Columbine A meeting room. The workshop will start at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 3:40 p.m.

Division of Wildlife staff will update the Commission on the big game modeling process, which biologists use to determine herd population numbers of deer and elk throughout the state. The results from the baseline for developing hunting license numbers for specific areas of the state.

Staff will also present the first-year results of the South Platte River Duck Hunting Experiment. This experiment is a long-term experiment on state wildlife areas on the South Platte. Property regulations have been adjusted based on the recommendations of a blue -ribbon panel in an effort to improve public duck hunting success on these properties.

The Grand Mesa and Crystal River Moose Management Draft Plan will also be presented by Division staff to the Commission. The management plan marks a success in moose management in Colorado. Beginning in January of 2005, the Division of Wildlife began transplanting moose to the Grand Mesa with the help of Safari Club International. The population is estimated to be 120 animals and under the proposed management plan, two bull licenses will be available this fall.

Commission workshops are designed to be informative sessions on topics facing wildlife and its management in the state. There will be no action items taken during the April workshop.

The public may listen to the entire Commission workshop on their computers by clicking on the "listen to audio" link located at the bottom of the "Wildlife Commission" web page. Broadcasts are only available while the meeting is taking place.

To view the full workshop agenda please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeCommission/