The Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host an in-person public meeting in Grand Junction regarding three deer DAUs. The CPW is working to update several deer herd management plans in the region. The DAUs that will be discussed are as follows, D12 (North Grand Mesa), D18 (Glade Park), and D41 (Logan Mountain). Additionally, the public feedback that the CPW receives will be used to define the management of these three DAUs for the next 10 years.

This meeting will take place in Grand Junction on August 3rd at the Northwest Regional Office (Hunter Education Building), 711 Independent Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505. The meeting will start at 5 P.M. and run until 7 P.M. The meeting will begin with the biologist giving a short presentation on each DAU. After that, the public will be able to ask questions and give responses to each plan. Likewise, the issues being discussed will be:

  • Low population size, competition with elk, and development in the D18 – Glade Park Deer Herd.

  • Winter range quality and quantity, competition with elk, and potential for increasing CWD prevalence in the D41 – Logan Mountain Deer Herd.

  • Winter range habitat quality and quantity, and multiple types of development in the D12 – North Grand Mesa Deer Herd.

The CPW is also reporting that to be more efficient these individual deer HMPs will be combined into a single regional document. However, public comment is welcome for all DAUs in the Northwest Region.

Once again the details of this meeting are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Northwest Regional Office (Hunter Education Building)
711 Independent Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505

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