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Colorado Wildlife Areas Reopening After Floods

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(credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado is reopening most of the flood-damaged State Wildlife Areas Wednesday.

But authorities caution hunters that landscapes may look different than last year and to take caution and expect downed fences.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reopening areas along the South Platte River that have been closed for the past several weeks. Reservations for the opening weekend of waterfowl season on properties that are open will begin immediately.

Hunters are being encouraged to scout their hunting area in the daylight because many traditional hunting areas and access paths have been considerably altered. Flood waters cut deep holes in many places, and hunters are warned to test water depth with a stick or branch when crossing a channel.

Jean K. Tool State Wildlife Area in Morgan County remains closed.

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