Be heard at Sportsmen’s Roundtables

Sportmen’s Roundtables, presented by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, offer hunters and anglers an opportunity to learn and comment about wildlife management.

There are roundtables in each of the state’s four wildlife management regions and the next Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus will be 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Avenue in Rifle.

The meeting will take place at the south side of the indoor arena.

Parks and Wildlife formed the Roundtables in 2012 to make it easier for outdoorsmen to voice their opinions at these regional meetings and also offer opportunities to contact local representatives directly.

“We are offering our constituents an effective and direct way to express their thoughts,” said elected delegate Kenny Marcella of Grand Junction. “They can let us know what they think about a variety of issues including licenses, hunting and fishing or any other concern and we will bring it up to CPW leadership.”

Information from each roundtables is presented to the Parks and Wildlife commission and leadership at the twice-yearly statewide Sportsmen’s Roundtable meetings.

“It’s important for the public to let Colorado Parks and Wildlife know what they would like to see in terms of wildlife management, especially in the early phases of the decision-making process,” said Area Wildlife Manager JT Romatzke of Grand Junction. “It’s helpful when the public can give input directly to us and we encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity.”

These roundtables are open to any hunter or angler who has an interest in the specific region.

Who: Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable

What: Regional Caucus meeting

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13

Where: Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave. Rifle

Contact: Mike Porras at 970-255-6162


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