Announcing CWCOA’s 14th Annual Conference!

Attention all Colorado Wildlife Control Professionals!

The Colorado Wildlife Control Operators Association (CWCOA) is happy to announce that we will be putting on our Fourteenth Annual CWCOA Conference in Denver on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Last year’s conference was very well-received by attendees and speakers alike. Perhaps our best yet. This year’s line-up promises to be just as good. Once again, it will be a highly educational, all-day event.

We have a great line-up of topics and speakers. Our keynote speaker will be Stephen Vantassel, NWCOA Western Director, owner of Wildlife Control Consultant LLC, and Vertebrate Pest Specialist for the MT Department of Ag. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in our industry. Stephen will also give us a hard look at euthanasia and the latest on the use of fumigants.

We’ll have updates from CDA, CPW, USDA-Wildlife Services and CDPH&E (rabies & epizootic diseases). There’s a lot going on that you’ll want to know about. A big one is the new CPW Chapter W-17 trapping regulation revisions. They cover nuisance wildlife and some changes under Amendment 14 exemptions. We’ll also hear about the rapidly growing trend toward going paperless and all its applications.

We will be offering 5 CDA continuing education credits (CECs). See conference schedule.

The conference will run from 7:15 am (continental breakfast) to 7:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver – Westminster, 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO 80031 (303-427-4000). From I-25 go west on Highway 36 toward Boulder. Exit Sheridan Boulevard. Go east on 92nd Ave, then south on Yates to hotel on right at bottom of hill. A special room rate of $112 (plus tax) is available until Wednesday, January 24 by mentioning the group code “WCO.” We’ve enclosed the program schedule and registration information. (Note: February 9 is the day after the CTPHA Fur Auction in Hugo.)

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for education and camaraderie. Contact Cheryl Oleyar, c.oleyar@comcast.net or 719-471-0739, to receive a registration packet. Then send in your registration soon, preferably by February 1, so we can get a meal count. See you there!