Women-only turkey hunt free to novices; applications are open

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from novice women who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

State hunting brochures online

RBC I An early morning sunrise viewed from a meadow, forest, mountain or plain while listening to chipmunks shuffle through the leaves is just one of the timeless memories that await big-game, sheep and goat hunters this fall in Colorado. Create a memory like this and many others that come with enjoying the great outdoors […]

New restrictions on antler hunting

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed-antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced. The restrictions were approved by the CPW Commission to reduce the disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after winter.

Art sought from local artists to be featured on 2016 waterfowl stamp

RBC I This year’s species of focus is the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos. The deadline for artist submissions is 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. “It is amazing every year to see what the artists come up with,” said Tilman Bishop, a volunteer member of the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee, which judges the entries. “The new artists […]

CPW changing fees for camping beginning Nov. 1

RBC I To assure the continued high quality of Colorado’s State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces increases to basic, electric, full hook-up and cabin/yurt camping fees at the 33 parks where camping is available, effective Nov. 1. This is the first increase in camping fees since 2010.

Good outlook for waterfowl hunt

RBC I Summer is coming to an end and again it is time to get ready for waterfowl hunting in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s avian research section leader Jim Gammonley offers a brief forecast to help hunters determine if it will be a good season.

Meeker’s Bailey Franklin named wildlife officer of the year by CPW

Meeker’s Bailey Franklin was recently named Wildlife Officer of the Year by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. From left to right are son Monty Franklin, Bailey Franklin, son Miles, daughter Hadley and wife Ann Franklin.

MEEKER I Bailey Franklin, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager from Meeker, has been named the agency’s 2014 John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Co-existence of energy development and mule deer in Piceance Basin presents challenges and opportunities

RBC I A recently released study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State University describing the effects of energy development on mule deer in the Piceance Basin has prompted public discussion and media reports about energy companies and wildlife, and whether the two can coexist. Piceance Basin is an energy-rich area located across the […]

Meeker man loses appeal on conviction for poaching

MEEKER I Convicted poacher and former outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 73, of Meeker, Colo., learned Aug. 25 that his appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has failed, affirming the 41-month prison sentence and fines he received in early 2013 for illegally baiting deer and elk with salt.

Free state park entry for veterans in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.

Class on hunting upland game birds Aug. 20 in Grand Junction

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar on Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction.

CPW gives free state park entry to veterans

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.