Colorado Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to host “Colorado’s Moose” documentary at HighSide Brewing Oct. 2 | SummitDaily.com

Colorado Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to host “Colorado’s Moose” documentary at HighSide Brewing Oct. 2

A bull moose runs through snow in November 2017 at the Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs.
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FRISCO – The Colorado Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers will host a free film screening of “Colorado’s Moose,” followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Sean Ender, Oct. 2 at HighSide Brewing in Frisco.

Slated to take place from 6:30–9 p.m., the screening will showcase the Colorado filmmaker’s new film, which is his first hour-long documentary. In the film’s director’s statement on the film’s website, Ender describes the documentary as “an incredible story that has yet to be told on the big screen, but one that has helped shape the wildness of Colorado’s landscape and create a wildlife viewing experience unlike anything else in the state.”

Ender also produced the film, which thoroughly details the story of the reintroduction of moose to Colorado.

“Once transient to the state,” the film’s plot outline reads, “the Shiras moose was reintroduced into Colorado in the late 1970s. The species success has provided new tourism opportunities for wildlife watchers and sportsmen alike. Still a rare animal to see in the wilderness, wildlife managers remain responsible for managing sustainable moose populations and striking a balance between the public, ranchers and wildlife who all use the land to survive. The film combines captivating stories from biologists, wildlife managers, photographers, hunters and ranchers with stunning footage of moose and majestic scenics of the Colorado Rockies in this tremendous story of wildlife management.”

In the director’s statement, Ender adds that the beginnings of “Colorado’s Moose” came to be in 2016, when he decided to take his camera to the mountains in order to film moose “simply as a professional exercise in filming wildlife.”

“Filming these incredible and enormous animals was a thrilling experience,” Ender continued, “that led me to research and study the story of their reintroduction to my home state. The deeper I delved into the history of the moose reintroduction, the more I became enraptured not only by how these animals were returned to the landscape, but also how managers continue working to achieve healthy and sustainable populations.”

For more information and to RSVP to Colorado Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Angler’s event at HighSide Brewing, visit: Bit.ly/ColoradosMooseHighside.


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