Colorado wildlife agency makes more public land available | AspenTimes.com

Colorado wildlife agency makes more public land available

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GUNNISON, Colo. ” Hunters and anglers will have access to more land in south-central Colorado thanks to a conservation easement acquired with revenue from the state wildlife habitat stamp program.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife’s acquisition of 4,800 acres in Saguache County boosts the total public land available to hunters and anglers at the site to 7,100 acres. The agency worked with Great Outdoors Colorado, which uses state lottery revenue to buy land for parks, wildlife habitat and open space.

The land 35 miles south of Gunnison will be protected from development. It is winter habitat for big game and for Gunnison sage grouse.

The state issues stamps for $10.25 a year to use state wildlife areas and state trust land. Hunters and anglers who buy licenses pay $5.

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