Leftover licenses on sale Aug. 9

RBC I Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at wildlife offices and Colorado Parks and Wildlife license retailers statewide.

DOW to host another deer meeting

phdeer in velvet

RBC I The Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) will host another meeting Aug. 15, to discuss the declining deer herd in Rio Blanco County, according to CDOW area manager Bill de Vergie.

Habitat program awards grants

RBC I The Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program has awarded $500,000 to five recipients in Colorado that will fund habitat enhancement projects on private and public land with the goal of keeping big game animals from coming into conflict with adjacent private agricultural landowners.

CDOW area manager Bailey Franklin assists Bryce Purkey, who believes predators are the reason for declining deer population numbers in the area. Purkey, who has been processing big game in the same location (73215 Highway 64) for 48 years, displayed a collage depicting a large buck surrounded by the predators encountered by the largest deer herd in the state. “Somebody needs to get on the predators,” Purkey said.

RBC I “The deer herd is extremely important to our agency, it’s the biggest deer herd in the state,” Bill de Vergie, area supervisor for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW), told a crowd of almost a 100 concerned citizens, ranchers, energy representatives and hunters at a public meeting Monday last, held to discuss the […]

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Oak Ridge small scale prescribed burns

RBC | During the next month, the Colorado Division of Wildlife will be conducting small scale prescribed burns on Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area. For more info contact the CDOW office at 878-6090.

Small game licenses on sale

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding hunters who want to take advantage of warming weather that 2011 small game licenses are now on sale. While seasons for the 40 species of small game hunted in Colorado run throughout the year, small game licenses, like fishing licenses, are good from April 1 through March 31.

Give young wildlife space to survive

Spring has arrived in Colorado and it won’t be long before newborn wildlife take their first awkward steps, sometimes near watchful people. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding the public that the well-intentioned impulse to save what appears to be an orphaned or abandoned animal can often lead to unintended consequences, including the death […]

High price for poachers

MEEKER I Three Missouri men have paid a high price for deciding to kill bull elk in the Colorado high country last fall without having valid bull elk licenses. In addition to paying hefty fines, the men now face the loss of hunting privileges in Colorado and 34 other states.

CDOW Fishing Report

Fishing tip of the week: Fish can see colors, fact or myth? We know through scientific information that at least some fish see colors; however, we do not know if all fish are capable of seeing in color because not all fish have been tested for color vision.

Hunter education class Aug. 21-23

Mason Scritchfield watches as Trenton Schindler checks his score during Saturday’s archery competition.

MEEKER | By Colorado statute, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, who applies for a Colorado hunting license or preference point must have successfully completed an approved hunter education course.

Division of Wildlife seeking information on poaching incident south of Rangely

RANGELY — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information about a poaching incident on County Road 116, south of Rangely.

DOW will host public meeting on big game hunting seasons

\MEEKER — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting a series of public meetings in northwest Colorado to get input on big game hunting season structure for the 2010-2014 hunting seasons.