Oct 27 2010

Colder Weather

Published by at 4:03 pm under General Information

Colder weather here in the Cuchara Valley this week.  A nice dusting of several inches of snow up on the high peaks of  the Snowy Range.  Farther north of us, big wet snow is being welcomed by some but  maybe not by all.  Colorado Division of Wildlife put out some good info on winter hunting camping preparation.  

Heavy snowfall tends to concentrate elk into larger winter herds and gets the elk moving towards winter range areas. In warmer weather conditions, elk tend to stay dispersed and take cover in remote, dense stands of high elevation timber making it more difficult for hunters to locate and reach the animals.  
 
“Hunters should always carry a personal survival kit that includes signaling devices, shelter and fire starter,” said Mark Cousins, hunter education coordinator for Division of Wildlife. “A larger vehicle survival
kit with sleeping bag, food, water, shovel, sand and tire chains is also a good idea.”
 
A guide to being prepared for the hunt is available on the Division of Wildlife website at:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/PlanYourHunt/ResourcesTips/Survival.htm
 
Hunters are currently taking part in the 2nd rifle season, which runs until one half hour after sunset on Sunday, Oct 31. Third rifle season begins Saturday, Nov. 6 at sunrise and runs through Sunday, Nov. 14. Fourth season is Nov. 17 – Nov. 21.

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