Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 4, 1977 · Page 9
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Sat., June 4,1977 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 9 Wildlife Commission sets 77 deer, elk hunting seasons Colorado sportsmen will have -- Deer-only -- Oct. 15-19 in ContinentalDivide.Elk:Nov.5- hunted deer or elk in either the and elk will be hunted a little bit increased hunting op- most areas of the state. 15 in most of the state's elk deer-only or the elk-only longer, but there will be fewer portunities without seeing - Elk-only-Oct. 22-Nov. 1 areas. season. people out there hunting them quite so many other hunters in in most areas of Hie state. Under Colorado's new big According to State Wildlife at ?uy given time: and as £ the field this year as a result of game structure, sportsmen can Manager Bob Tully, Colorado's result, things should even out the Colorado Wildlife Com- -- Combined season -- Deer: hunt in either the deer-only and- new season structure will mean from the standpoint of hunter mission's action setting the from Nov. 5-7 in some areas or the elk-only seasons or in the an increase in hunting op- pressure." lengths of the 1977 deer, elk and (generally those foothill areas combined deer and elk season portunties as a result of the Tully said that in the neigh- combined deer and elk seasons, west and south of Denver); but they will not be allowed to chance to hunt both species borhood of 250,000 regular deer Nov. 5-9 in other areas do both. That is,'while sport- together - the first such op- and elk hunting licenses are At its May 26-27 meeting in (generally those in the Yampa, smen do not have to hunt both portunity in sue years. And, expected to be solf in Colorado Denver, the Commission set the While and Colorado River species in Ihe combined season, Tully said, because some this year. "In round figures, we following regular rifle hunting drainages) and Nov. 5-15 in those who do hunt deer and-or hunters will take advantage of expect about 35 per cent of the seasons for 1977: selected areas northwest of the elk at that time cannot have that opportunity, there will be total hunters to hunt in each of fewer people in the field at any the seasons," he said. That I A«··.A 4Lj% .m.lMtltfi !*. JkLtt. ...!U« onetime. expectation, Tully said, is L6CfVe llie Wildfire III flI6 WIIOS "In effect what we've-done is based on statistical surveys n rniiDi-uraTM.. · '" extend the seasons a little bit indicating that about half of the ByCOl)RTNE\ CRAWFORD First of all, leave it alone and our whereabouts or contact us and spre ad out the hunters as a state's deer hunters also hunt Greeley Area WCO try not to disturb or frighten it. by radio. result " Tully said "Since we elk. If that ratio continues as Each spring Wildlife Con- Then note the exact location We can then provide the don ,, c , a si g n if| can t expected, about 60,000 sport- servation Officers (WCOs) are and report the incident to the animal with the proper care ^ fa , he hunters , success smen could ^ expected to ^ plagued with calls and com- nearest WCO. This may seem and you will have prevented ralfas or jn , he harves , , he attracted ,,, and ,,, hun t in the plaints concerning captive like an impossible task, but any discomfort for both the animal i mDa .t on the state's wildlife wildlife. These cases involve various species ranging from coyote pups to bear cubs. People are usually upset because the animal is sick or has bitten someone in the neighborhood. At any rate, the novelty of a wild pet has worn off, and they no longer care for a responsibility. On the other side of the fence are those irrate persons who call demanding that we do something about the guy down the block who locks a fox pup in a shed all day or about the sheep herder who has a deer confined on a chain or collar. When asked why they have these animals in their possession, the usual story includes the rescue of a wild orphan whose "mother must 1 have been killed since she was nowhere in sight." More than likely, she was nearby helplessly watching while her "youngster" was kidnapped from the wild. These are actual instances involving wildlife and well- meaning people who are either concerned for the animals well- being or merely want to raise a unique pet. Regardless of the reason, the tragic results are usually, immediate suffering and possible death of the animal due to shock, malnutrition and .dehydration. If the wild pet reaches maturity, the owner will very likely fine the animal difficult to handle and possibly very dangerous. Such was the case with a racoon owner who nearly had his ear chewed off by his pet of five years. In addition to the many complications involved - in rearing wild animals is the WCO who discovers or receives a report that you possess these creatures without the proper authority. You could face fines as high as $400, depending on the species and number of animals held in capitivity. With the exception · of ground squirrels, pocket gophers, common pigeons, starlings, snapping turtles and prairie rattlesnakes, state statutes prohibit the capture and confinement of wildlife. Certain forms of semi-domestic wildlife may be purchased from pet , shops and other commercial distributors, but you must first .obtain a proper wildlife park license. Application for a wildlife park license must be approved by a WCO in your community. The importance of leaving wild animals in their natural environment is probably evident, but what should you do if you actually discover -an orphaned wild animal? Fishing county sheriff can direct you to and yourself. impact on the state's wildlife combined season. If so, that herds should be small. The deer would mean that about 95,000 a ter Gardener Tips sportsmen would be in the field for the deer-only and for the elk- only seasons. In 1976. Colorado's deer season attracted 116,103 hunters while Ihe elk season attracted 120,047 hunters. "So you can see we are talking about a significant reduction in hunter pressure," Tully added. As for hunting prospects for 1977, Tully is predicting a good year for sportsmen. "The winter has been exceptionally mild, and both deer and elk herds are in good shape," he said. "We saw signs last year that indicate that the deer herds are improving. While we are continuing to be conservative with the 1977 deer seasons, we expect the hunters to do well. And, of course, the state's elk herds continue to be in excellent shape." · Hunters are advised to pick up a free copy of the 1977 specific areas. Those brochures regular big game season in- will be available at any Division formation brochures for in- office or license agency after foraation on hunting seasons in August I. (One-ControiilaBTcs Leaf beetle a pest of Chinese, American elms The elm leaf beetle is a pest of leaves. The larvae, or .worms, in the spring and fly to elm predacious insects but, Siberian (Chinese Elm land the are black and covered with Ireestofeedonnewfoliage.The generally, large infestation American Elm. In sufficient hairs. When more mature the females lay eggs beginning in need chemical controls, numbers they can defoliate a larvae are dull yellow and have May and continue for several Chemicals recommended are tree, weakening it and making two stripes down their-backs, weeks eventually producing 400 Sevin and Methoxychlor wet- it more susceptible to wind The pupae, or resting stage, are to 600 eggs. The eggs hatch in table powders at the rale of two breakage and attacks by other bright yellow and about one- about one week and Ihe larvae teaspoons per gallon of water, insects. fourth of an inch long. feed on the leaves for two to The first spray should be ap- The adult beetle is a The adult beetles over-winter three weeks. The full grown plied when the first generation brownish yellow to olive green in cracks and crevices on the larvae seeks cracks and of larvae appear usually in color with a dark stripe running tree or in debris at its base; crevices in the tree bark or at early June. A second ap- Icngthwise along the edge of They may also enter buildings, its base for pupation sites. The plication may be necessary in each wingcover. It is ap- attics, basements or porches pupal stage lasts about 10 days late July or early August, proximately one-fourth of an seeking hibernating sites. In the after which they emerge as inch long and has black eyes spring when temperatures adults. The cycle is then For further information- on and yellow antennae and legs, increase they cause annoyance, repeated as many as two to control of the Elm Leaf Beetle, The eggs are bright yellow in but no direct damage, by three times during the year. contact the Weld County color and are found in clusters crawling into living areas. The There are some natural Extension Office, Phone 356- of 3 to 30 on the underside of the beetles come out of hibernation controls such as birds and 4000, Ext. 363. Shelter for jyour Shelter SHELTER for yout home SHELTER for the things you have in your home SHELTER for things that happen in your hom Get the Shield BILL fc. F £| HOLTFORT 356-8282 Ramada Inn SINGLE CONTROL FAUCETS FROM KOHLER Kohler's new One-Controllable faucet line offers you single control convenience, sparkling chrome beauty, and a choice of single lever or push-pull control. Pictured: (A) Centura push-pull basin faucet; (G) Centura push-pull bath and shower control; (C) Centura single lever sink faucet. Easy temperature and volume control, with Kohler dependability built in. Greeley Plumbing Heating, Inc. 1009 9th St. 353-1962 7:30-5:00 Mon.-Fri.' 8:00-12 Noon Sat. Report NORTHEAST REGION Lakes and reservoirs Barber Reservoir -- Water low and clear. Fishing fair. Big Creek Lake - Water level normal, clear. Fair with bait: Black Hollow - Muddy. Poor to fair on all species. Chambers Lake -- Three- fourths full, clear. Good. Cherry Creek -- Normal. Poor to fair. Copeland Lake - High, clear. Fair. Cowdrey -- Normal, clear. Fair to good with bait, lures. Delaney Butte Lakes -Normal, clear. Poor to fair with bait. Cross Reservoir -- Normal, clear. Poor to fair. Hohnholz Lake No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 -- Normal, roiiy, Fair. Horsetooth - Low, clear. Poor. Jackson -- Fair. Lake John - Normal, clear. Fair with bait, lures. . a: . ! . /· "'GROVERjCOQiC: U----.-ST. %:.^.,;:^ H7 H9 Ul 153 155 1S7 WELD COUNTY COLORADO 1976 -·- i ..J '"'· ._ ' 74 11 113 115 117 m Ul 133 135 '" *« 11] '33 115 137 131 Tri-State Generation Transmission Inc. Archer-Story 345kv Project Weld County Segment Tri-State is a non-profit cooperative wholesale power supplier serving 25 Member rural electric systems in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Tri-State was created in 1952 by its Member systems who found it necessary to provide themselves with a long-range, firm wholesale power supply at the lowest possible cost. This united effort has been successful over the years and now at a time when energy supplies are becoming more critical and costly this kind of cooperation is proving itself to be more important than ever. At the time of incorporation in 1952, all but one of its Member systems was a customer of the Bureau of Reclamation and received all or a portion of its wholesale power supply either directly or through a wheeling agent from the Bureau facilities. Early in 1952 the Bureau of Reclamation advised all its long-term contract customers that it could continue to supply their total needs only through 1956 and that the amount of power under contract for 1956 would be the maximum amount available to the customer under its long-term contract with the Bureau. To provide a source of power after 1956 was the reason for which Tri-State was created. Our purpose is to provide first rate electrical service at the lowest possible cost. However, supplying power to Tri-State's members is complex because of the large amount of electrical power involved and fluctuations in demand: Because of this, Tri-State has always maintained cooperative efforts with publicly and privately owned utilities so that resources are used efficiently and economically. In this respect, Tri-State is currently a participant in the Laramie River Generating Station project located at Wheatland, Wyoming. When completed and in service it will serve Tri-State and other affiliates in the Missouri Basin. A portion of Tri-State's share will provide additional power to the .northeastern Colorado area. Thus Tri-State is taking the necessary steps in planning to assure eastern Colorado rural consumers that adequate, reliable, and economical electrical energy will be provided for years to come. In relation to this project, referred to as the Archer- Story 345 kv, there has been proposed 4 alternative routings through Weld County. These potential routes are shown on the above map. Only one of the above rouiings will be selected. There will be a Weld County Planning Commission Meeting to discuss these routings on June 7, 1977, at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the First Floor Hearing Room, Weld County Centennial Center, 915 10th Street, Greeley, Colorado. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting.

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