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Monday, January 11, 2016

Call to Action: Colorado Wolf Proposal

To All Colorado RMEF members,

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is planning to adopt one of two alternative resolutions regarding wolf reintroduction in Colorado. The meeting is this Wednesday, January 13. The pro-wolf people, in-state and nationally (Defenders of Wildlife among them), are rallying hard, flooding the CPW with emails and planning to have "hundreds" of supporters at the meeting. Find a link of our letter to the CPW here and we ask that you make your feelings known as well by emailing the CPW.

Pro-hunting groups will also be represented, but we are likely to be outnumbered. The pro-wolf people are going at this very hard and may be bussing people in from Boulder.

The alternatives are shown below. The best alternative for hunters or anyone really concerned about overall wildlife management is Alternative 2.

Please send emails to the CPW at dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us. This is an important step in delaying or prohibiting the reintroduction. The pro-wolf people are all over this. We need the help of all hunters!

David Allen
RMEF President & CEO


Original version: NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission affirms its support of the Wolf Working Group’s recommendations adopted by the Wildlife Commission in May 2005 and hereby opposes any introduction of Mexican or intentional reintroduction of gray wolves in the State of Colorado.

Alternative Version 1: NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission affirms its support of the Wolf Working Group’s recommendations adopted by the Wildlife Commission in May 2005, recommends that Mexican wolf recovery efforts be confined to the subspecies’ historic range, and emphasizes the importance of bi-national recovery planning with Mexico.

Alternative Version 2: NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission affirms its support of the Wolf Working Group’s recommendations adopted by the Wildlife Commission in May 2005, opposes the intentional release of any wolves into Colorado, recommends that Mexican wolf recovery efforts be confined to the subspecies’ historic range, and emphasizes the importance of bi- national recovery planning with Mexico.


Thank you for your support of elk and other wildlife in Colorado.

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