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Elk In A Tangle

By: Kris Hazelton On Saturday, October 18, Estes Park Police Department and the Colorado Division of Wildlife were called to the 9 Hole Golf Course on a report that two bull elk were locked together, entangled by their antlers. Upon arrival, CDOW Wildlife Managers Rick Spowart and Aimee Ryel assessed the situation and determined that these two bulls were not going to be able to untangle themselves without h ...

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Bear Activity Increases In The Fall

Autumn is when black bears become more active, setting the stage for an increase in bear sightings and possibly encounters. The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) reminds residents and visitors that bears are searching for food to prepare for the denning season, which begins in early to mid-November. From now until then, bears will look for food wherever they can find it and the result may lead them closer ...

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Discarded Fishing Tackle Can Cause Death For Wildlife

By: Kris Hazelton The banks of Lake Estes are often full of  people fishing, men, women and children  enjoying a day chatting and fishing, bonding at the lake, laughing, sharing stories and creating special memories. But, there can be an ugly side to this picturesque image. Shore birds are being hooked and snared in fishing lines left by fishermen, sometimes inadvertently, yet sometimes carelessly discarded ...

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Moose At Sprague Lake

At noon on Monday, August 19th the Giguere family was walking around Sprague Lake when two moose walked into the lake. Beautiful! These lovely photos were taken by Bob Giguere who was visiting his parents Marge and Jim Giguere, residents of Estes Park. Thank you for sharing your photos Bob! ...

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Rufous Hummingbirds Have Arrived

This male Rufous Hummingbird was perched in a currant bush just below the hummingbird feeder of Dick and Janet Coe. He is perched and waiting to chase away the male and female Broadtail Hummers that want to fuel up too. According to bird expert, Dick Coe, “The Rufous Hummingbirds will soon be heading back to Mexico where they winter. They migrate between 2,000 and 3,000 miles, round trip from Mexico to Sout ...

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