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Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks input on increasing license fees

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is seeking sportsmen's input on funding the future of wildlife management and conservation in Colorado. Hunters, anglers or anyone that would like to learn more about the financial challenges facing the state's wildlife management agency should attend a discussion with CPW representatives at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 24 at the Grand County CSU Extension Office, 210 11 Street in Kremmling.

CPW anticipates budget shortfalls which could be offset by increasing resident license fees. The last increase occurred in 2006 after legislative approval the year before.

Since 2009, CPW has cut or defunded 50 positions and cut $40 million from its operating budget. Wildlife managers caution that additional cuts are inevitable without an increase in revenue.

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