Colorado Hunting Lawyer

Hunting With Artificial Light is a Misdemeanor in Colorado

Hunting With Artificial Light is a Misdemeanor in Colorado

Hunters in Colorado who utilize any kind of artificial light, thermal imaging, or night vision may be in violation even if they are not holding their gun or bow at the time.  Depending on the circumstances, different kinds of artificial light used at different times for different reasons may place hunters in jeopardy of receiving a hunting ticket when they least expect it.

What is the Cost of a Hunting License?

What is the Cost of a Hunting License?

Colorado is debating increasing the price of resident and non-resident hunting license fees.  Where does Colorado stand on the national stage as far as cost of licenses?

Can I Carry A Handgun While Bow Hunting in Colorado?

Can I Carry A Handgun While Bow Hunting in Colorado?

Can I Carry A Handgun While Bow Hunting in Colorado?Yes.  Colorado Revised Statute 18-12-204(3)(a)(ii) states that any person lawfully able to possess a handgun may carry that handgun while engaged in the act of hunting without obtaining a permit for the handgun.

Is Criminal Trespass a Felony?

Is Criminal Trespass a Felony?

Criminal Trespass in Colorado can be classified as a felony in Colorado under certain conditions, and those who spend time in the outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, or other recreational activities should be aware of the dangers of trespassing onto private land.

What Happens If I Pay A Hunting Violation In Colorado?

What Happens If I Pay A Hunting Violation In Colorado?

Hunters and anglers who receive wildlife violations in Colorado face the difficult choice of paying the fines and pleading guilty or going to court to fight the charges.  An attorney who specializes in helping hunters, guides, and outfitters with hunting and fishing violations in Colorado can help evaluate your case if you are facing criminal charges.

When Do Fish Count Towards A Daily Bag Limit? Colorado Fishing Regulations Go Beyond Just The Fish You take Home At The End of the Day

When Do Fish Count Towards A Daily Bag Limit? Colorado Fishing Regulations Go Beyond Just The Fish You take Home At The End of the Day

Colorado Fishing regulations define the daily possession limit for each species of fish that may be taken in the state.  Those daily possession limits, and when the fish counts toward your possession limit, must be observed by anglers or they face receiving a Colorado Fishing violation that may end up with costly consequences.

How Do Outfitters Hire Guides As Independent Contractors? Outfitter and Guide Employment Contract Requirements

Hunting and Fishing Outfitters like to hire independent contractors over employees for seasonal work, but if the contracts for those services fail to meet Department of Labor standards, the move could be more expensive than anticipated.

Is Wanton Waste of Game a Felony in Colorado?

Is Wanton Waste of Game a Felony in Colorado?

Hunters charged with either of Colorado's waste of game violations should consult with an attorney prior to pleading guilty to charges of this hunting violation.

Samson's Law: Colorado Hunting Violations Grow Horns

Samson's Law: Colorado Hunting Violations Grow Horns

Samson's Law governs special fines for trophy animals illegally taken in Colorado.  Stemming from an infamous trophy elk poaching case, the law levies monetary charges based on the size of the "trophy."

Colorado Fishing Tickets: How a $50 summer mistake could put your elk hunting season in jeopardy

Colorado Fishing Tickets: How a $50 summer mistake could put your elk hunting season in jeopardy

Colorado Fishing Violations may seem small and fishermen and anglers may be tempted to plead guilty and pay the fines.  However, the violations could have serious impacts on your ability to hunt in the fall depending on the number of points you will receive on your hunting license.  Hunting and Fishing Violation Attorney Nathaniel Gilbert can help you evaluate your case and find your best route back in the field.

Am I A Colorado Resident?

Am I A Colorado Resident?

Big Game Regulations Brochures are officially out in Colorado and hunters across the state and across the nation will soon start planning their elk, moose, deer, and antelope hunts.  With the number of hunters moving to Colorado growing every day, some newly transplanted outdoorsmen may wonder when they officially become a resident for purposes of Colorado hunting licenses.