Eagle County Wildlife Blog

Rutting season for Colorado animals
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Rick Spitzer

The Rut Season

The Rut is the mating season for many ruminant mammals. In Colorado that would include ruminants like elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, pronghorn,...

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Kathryn Middleton

Angling In Today's Climate

Fish ecology and streamflow data are changing in today’s climate. Whether it’s high runoff, drought, or higher water temperatures occurring...

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Rick Spitzer

Wildfires and Wildlife

Fire has been a common natural event in history, even before humans. Lightning historically ignited fires on the grasslands and in the forests...

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Kathryn Middleton

Wolves

Re- Thinking Like a Mountain, by Aldo Leopold, “I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live...

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Rick Spitzer

Wildlife Hazards

Text and photos by Rick SpitzerThe wildlife around us encounter many hazards. Most are environmental. Some of the hazards involve things we, as...

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Rick Spitzer

Wildlife Management

*Text and Photos by Rick SpitzerTis the season to give thanks and be mindful of our changing environment as winter approaches. It is important to...

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