If you visit the Colorado Bowhunters Association website, the survey will appear on your home page.
Last season, an act of gross negligence by a muzzleloader resulted in the death of a bowhunter in Dolores County. The Colorado Bowhunters Association is collecting input on an issue recently raised by Colorado Parks & Wildlife: “Should there be changes to the season hours or fluorescent orange/pink color requirements to address conflict between hunters archery and muzzleloader?
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s preferred solution is OPTION 1.
The CBA strongly supports OPTION 4: Status Quo. We look forward to working with CPW staff to better educate hunters on how to stay safe during overlapping seasons. (One idea is to add a short certification to remind out-of-state hunters that muzzleloader season overlaps with archery. Anyone buying a muzzleloader or archery tag may need to answer a few questions.) simple)
The CBA could also support OPTION 3 if it doesn’t result in shortening the days of the archery season. The four alternatives listed by CPW are:
Require archery deer, elk, bear, and elk hunters to wear a solid fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink during the overlap period during the September archery and muzzleloading seasons west of I-25 on land public only. This includes a minimum of 500 square inches of solid orange or pink that must be worn as an outer garment above the waist, part of which must be a head covering visible from all directions.
Require archery deer, elk, bear, and elk hunters to wear a solid fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink color during the overlap period during the September archery and muzzleloader seasons west of I-25 . This includes a minimum of 500 square inches of solid orange or pink that must be worn as an outer garment above the waist, part of which must be a head covering visible from all directions.
Separate the regular archery and muzzleloader seasons by date. This may include shortening the days of the archery season or extending the muzzleloading season into October.
PLEASE TAKE 2 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE SHORT SURVEY.
Take the survey here
***REMEMBER TO CLICK SUBMIT ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE SURVEY***
More information: The next meeting of the CPW Commission is scheduled for January 12-13, 2022 and will be held virtually. Public comments are due by January 7 at 12 pm MT. Find out more about how to contact the Commission here.
Read the full CPW Issue document: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2021/November/Item.18-Ch-W-2-Issues.pdf
Learn more about the Colorado Bowhunters Association here.