In the video below, BHA Habitat Watchman and hunting guide, Adam Gall, explains the need for intelligently designed energy development on the Thompson Divide.
The following letter was sent to the Montrose County Commission in response to a season road closure that was supported by the commission to protect wildlife habitat.
The following is testimony provided by Gene Byrnes to the Mesa County Commission regarding the need for protecting roadless tracts of wildlife habitat on public lands. Gene joined two other BHA members to present this information on on January 27, 2014. Gene is a retired CPW Wildlife Biologist and avid sportsman.
I worked for the CDOW for 30 years as a conservation officer (game warden), game damage specialist and terrestrial wildlife biologist. I worked all over NW CO from 1972 -2002.
I am an avid hunter and I own and use 2 ATVs and a 4x4 truck.
During my career I trapped, radio-collared and monitored or re-located 100s of deer, elk, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, etc.
Radio tracking revealed that hunting season pressure will force species such as elk to move to refuge areas. These areas are typically private lands or remote and roadless areas on public lands.
25 Nov. 2013
Dear Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners:
I am writing on behalf of Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (CO BHA) to offer general support for, and specific comments on, several Issue Submittals you will vote on in January.
W-004: As per comments previously submitted to CPW by BHA Southern Rockies Coordinator, Tim Brass, our nonprofit grassroots sportsmen’s group strongly encourages you to enact the Preferred Alternative, “Add new Section C to CPW #W-004,” outlawing the use of aerial drones in any aspect of hunting or scouting. Technology, industry, and human laziness will continue to attack the dignity of hunting and fishing, making more such restrictions necessary going forward.Sad but absolutely necessary.