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Colorado’s 2008 big game brochure now available

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) 2008 Big Game Brochure is now available.

Hunters can obtain a hard-copy of the new brochure at license agents and DOW offices throughout the state. A printable version is available online at the DOW Web site (www.wildlife.state.co.us. Hunters who applied for a big game license in 2007 will automatically be mailed a copy of the new regulations.

Changes for the 2008 season include the following:

Doe Deer Fees: License fees are reduced for doe deer hunting in specific units in the northwest portion of the state (units 11, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24).

Muzzleloading Restrictions: Electronic and battery-operated devices are illegal during muzzleloading seasons.

Muzzleloader Transport: There are new restrictions for carrying muzzleloaders on motor vehicles. Electronic ignition muzzleloaders may be used during rifle season, but must be unloaded when possessed in a motor vehicle.

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Ranching For Wildlife (RFW): Most RFW licenses are now List A, which means you can only have one a year. Special population management, youth, mobility-impaired and donation RFW licenses are List C.

Mandatory bear and mountain lion inspection changes: Hunters now must make sure their animal is unfrozen at the time of inspection. A new regulation also allows the DOW to extract and retain a premolar tooth for analysis.

White-tailed deer hunts: More hunts are offered for white-tailed deer this year in eastern Colorado.

Chronic wasting disease transport restrictions: Transport restrictions for hunters who harvest animals in CWD units have been eliminated.

Hunters are encouraged to apply for big game licenses online at the DOW Web site. By applying online hunters will save time and money over mailing in their applications. It is also much more difficult to make an error when applying online.

The DOW would like to remind big game hunters who are interested in applying for an elk, deer, pronghorn, moose or bear license that their applications must be postmarked before midnight of April 1.

Hunters who have questions regarding the application process can contact the DOW customer service center at (303) 297-1192.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

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