Grand Junction - Late-season youth hunts are under way and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds young elk hunters and their parents or mentors heading out over the holidays to be sure they have the latest information regarding who is eligible to hunt, and where.
New youth hunt rules this year include limits according to color-coded game management units, as displayed on page 4 of the 2012 Colorado Big Game Brochure; however, one rule remains unchanged - a youth hunter with an unfilled bull elk tag does not qualify for a late season hunt.
Questions about the latest rules and regulations can be answered with a phone call to a local district wildlife manager or the nearest Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.
A list of late-season youth hunts can be found on the big game hunting page at cpw.state.co.us, or picked up at a local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages young hunters by providing additional late-season opportunities that improve their chance at success. Agency officials believe a successful hunting experience can spur a lifelong passion and respect for wildlife, and outdoor activities.