DOW Holds Wildlife Checkpoint

From D-U-I checkpoints to wildlife checkpoints, law enforcement is tightening up this weekend.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife held a check station near the Grand Mesa entrance Sunday. They stopped about 100 vehicles per hour, trying to gather research information and to enforce fishing and hunting regulations.

Randy Hampton, Spokesperson for the DOW says, "We want to gain biological information for folks fishing on the Grand Mesa. We want to find out what they're catching, where they're fishing, and those kind of things. For the folks taking part in our archery season and bear season, we want to see if they're harvesting and if they're seeing animals."

The Colorado Division of Wildlife runs about 10 checkpoints a year in the Grand Junction area.