Living Safely with Wildlife

One of New Castle’s attractive features is the abundance of wildlife living in the Town’s vicinity. Deer and elk can be seen almost daily, especially in the winter. It is not uncommon for bears, mountain lions, or even moose to be seen in and around New Castle.


According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, in most situations, people and wildlife can coexist. The key is to respect the wildness of wildlife. "Wildlife" is just that—wild. Most dangerous and potentially harmful encounters occur because people fail to leave the animals alone. Wildlife should not be harassed, captured, domesticated or—in most cases—fed. Intentional or inadvertent feeding is the major cause of most wildlife problems, and it is illegal to feed deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, and elk in Colorado.
Visit the 
Colorado Division of Wildlife’s website for information about other species.