Colorado Wildlife Control Operators Association:
“Providing Solutions to Colorado’s Nuisance Wildlife Problems”
CWCOA is a mutual benefit, non-profit, incorporated state trade association whose mission is to help individuals, businesses and agencies in the wildlife damage control industry to resolve human/wildlife conflicts through cooperation, education, training, influence, professionalism, and service.
Thank you, everyone, who attended for a successful CWCOA 15th Annual Conference!
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2018-2019 Governing Board Election Results
Acting President – Stacy Chase
Secretary & Treasurer – Faye Maki
NW Regional Director – Chris Jurney
SW Regional Director – Joe Herrman
SE Regional – Dan Gates
Learn the Law: Tip of the Month
April 25, 2019
March 12, 2019
WHAT CAN I DO IF WILDLIFE IS CAUSING DAMAGE ON MY PROPERTY?
Statute 33-6-107(9) and Wildlife Commission Regulations (WCR) 312(C), WCR 323, WCR 1000(A)(6), WCR 17122(C), WCR 17123(A) & WCR 17141(A)
If wildlife is causing damage to crops, real or personal property, or livestock – a person (or any employee or agent of the
landowner) may hunt, trap, or take the following wildlife on lands owned or leased by the person without securing a
license to do so:
• Black-billed Magpies, common crows, starlings, English or house sparrows, common pigeons, coyotes, bobcats, red
foxes, raccoons, jackrabbits, badgers, marmots, prairie dogs, pocket gophers, Richardson’s ground squirrels, rock
squirrels, thirteen-lined ground squirrel, porcupines, crayfish, tiger salamanders, muskrats, beavers, exotic wildlife,
and common snapping turtles.
• Additional species
• Any person may kill rattlesnakes and skunks when necessary to protect life or property.
• The pelts or hides of any mammal taken under these provisions may be transferred, possessed, traded, bartered, or
February 12, 2019
33-6-130. Explosives, toxicants, and poisons not to be used
Jan 10, 2019
WHICH WILDLIFE SPECIES CAN I RELOCATE WITHOUT A PERMIT? WCR 303(A)(3) Tree squirrels, cottontail rabbits and raccoons can be relocated without a permit, provided that: • CPW has been notified in advance. • The relocation site is appropriate habitat for the species. • Permission has been obtained from the landowner or managing agency where the animal will be released. • The relocation must occur within 10 miles of the capture site for squirrels and rabbits and within 2 miles for raccoons.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RELOCATE AN ANIMAL OTHER THAN TREE SQUIRRELS, COTTONTAIL RABBITS OR RACCOONS? WCR 303(A)(3) & WCR 304(E) If you want to relocate any other species, you must first obtain a Relocation Permit from CPW.
Dec 17, 2018
§ 33-6-114. Transportation, importation, exportation, and release of wildlife
(1) It is unlawful for any person to transport or to export any wildlife or portion thereof within or from this state except in accordance with the rules or regulations of the commission.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to import any live wildlife into this state unless an importation license is obtained prior to importation, a current and valid health certificate accompanies each shipment, and such importation is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the commission.
(3) It is unlawful for any person to release, or knowingly allow the escape of, any live native or nonnative or exotic wildlife in Colorado except in accordance with the rules and regulations of the commission.
(3.5) This section does not apply to the transportation, importation, exportation, and release of live native or nonnative fish or viable gametes (eggs and sperm) which are governed by section 33-6-114.5.
(4) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars for violations involving native wildlife and by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars for violations involving nonnative or exotic wildlife. In addition, for violations involving either native wildlife or nonnative or exotic wildlife, five license suspension points per incident may be assessed by the division against an individual’s license privileges.
(5) This section shall not apply to aquatic nuisance species, which shall be governed by article 10.5 of this title.
Repealed and reenacted by Laws 1984, S.B.78, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1985. Amended by Laws 1990, S.B.90-67, § 5, eff. July 1, 1990; Laws 1990, S.B.90-137, § 4, eff. July 1, 1990; Laws 2008, Ch. 340, § 3, eff. May 29, 2008.
Dec 12, 2018
§ 33-6-115. Theft of wildlife–tampering with trap
(1) It is unlawful for any person to take from another person, without his permission, any wildlife lawfully acquired and possessed by him. Any person who violates this subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars and an assessment of twenty license suspension points. Any person having wildlife taken from him unlawfully as prohibited in this subsection (1) shall be entitled to compensation as ordered by the court.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to interfere with, disturb, remove, or otherwise tamper with any trap, snare, or other device that has been legally set. Any person who violates this subsection (2) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of two hundred dollars and an assessment of ten license suspension points.
Counterfeit & Altered Respirators: The Importance of Checking for NIOSH Certification
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, permits only NIOSH-certified respirators to be used to protect workers. The issue of counterfeit and altered respirators is of increasing concern to NIOSH and OSHA. Counterfeit respirators are products that are falsely marketed and sold as being NIOSH-certified and may not be capable of providing appropriate respiratory protection to workers. Altered respirators are non-approved modifications to a NIOSH-certified respirator. These modifications include using replacement parts that are not original manufacturer parts or modifying a certified respirator in a non-approved manner. More Information