Because numerous issues have been dominating the conversations of hunters and anglers across the state – including CPW’s financial situation, shed hunting regulations, herd management plans, non-native fish management, and chronic wasting disease – northwest region sportsmen and women are urged to bring those discussions, ideas, concerns and suggestions directly to their delegates on the Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable, Feb. 15 in Eagle.
Twice each year, Roundtable members hold caucus meetings in cities and towns across the state’s four wildlife management regions, giving hunters and anglers the opportunity to attend and meet their delegates in person. The Northwest Region’s first meeting during 2018 will take place in Eagle, Feb. 15, in the Garden Level Room of the Eagle County Building, 500 Broadway, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“As delegates for all hunters and anglers, we are a direct pipeline to CPW leadership,” said Roundtable member Dan Schwartz of Meeker. “Too often, hunters and anglers with great suggestions or complaints don’t find an effective way of making their voice heard. This Roundtable is a great way to get your point across to the people making decisions, so we hope to see a good turnout.”
In addition to Roundtable members, representatives from Colorado Parks and Wildlife will attend and be available to answer questions and participate in the discussion.
“Now more than ever, it’s in the best interests of sportsmen and women to speak with one voice,” said Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke. “Attending Roundtable meetings provide an effective way for hunters and anglers to deliver a clear, unified message about the many issues that may affect their lifestyle, and in some cases, their livelihood.”
Formed in 2012, the Sportsmen’s Roundtable consists of two elected and two to three appointed delegates from each of CPW’s four management regions. Regional members meet with other delegates from across the state and CPW leadership during biannual statewide meetings.