Outdoors Briefs

Seniors Outdoors! announces activities

Seniors Outdoors! will host these activities:

A moderate backpack hike in the Jewel Lakes area with overnight camping will take place Saturday and Sunday. To RSVP, call John Martin at 247-2581 or email john@martintelephone.com.

A hard hike on the Greyhound Mine/Richmond Pass Loop will meet at 7 a.m. Monday. To RSVP, email Dan Honig at dhonig@animas.net.

A challenging climb to Peak V-3 will meet at 6 a.m. Wednesday. To RSVP, call John Bregar at 385-1814 or email johnbregar@gmail.com.

The Wednesday Wanderers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a moderate hike to lower Engineer Mountain. Dogs on a leash are invited. Nonmembers should RSVP to David Wright at 259-5978.

A moderate to hard hike to Ptarmigan Lake will meet at 7 a.m. Aug. 17. To RSVP, call Bill Cagle at 385-4566 or email cagle81301@yahoo.com.

Unsold hunting licenses to go on sale Aug. 14

Thousands of big-game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process are scheduled to go on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide.

Leftover license day is one of the biggest hunting license sales days for many locations. Hunters can find a list of wildlife offices and license retailers on the wildlife side of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license should come prepared with their driver’s license and hunter education card. State law requires that anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing license provide their Social Security number. Hunters interested in purchasing private-land-only licenses must obtain permission from landowners before they can hunt on private land.

“We’ve got about 34,000 elk licenses, 6,300 deer, 6,300 pronghorn, 900 bear and 120 fall turkey licenses,” said Randy Hampton, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Those numbers are set based on what the habitat will support. We want to keep that population at the level management can support.”

Hunting stories available online

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has posted its annual package of Big Game Hunting Stories on the agency website.

These stories are general and focus on hunting tips, rules and regulations and other need-to-know information.

To view the stories, visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/Pages/BigGameHuntingStories.aspx.

Herald Staff