All-encompassing state recreation plan released

DENVER I The final 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the blueprint for sustaining Colorado’s outdoor heritage for current and future generations, has been released.

Turkey hunt honors late CPW manager Jon Wangnild

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Program provides opportunities to aspiring hunters by offering mentored hunts across Colorado. As part of the program and what is now a yearly tradition in Meeker, three lucky young hunters enjoyed a guided, private land turkey hunt on April 11 and 12. The novices learned turkey hunting […]

Boating season begins; boaters reminded of responsibilities

RBC I Boating season has begun across the state, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding everyone heading to their favorite lakes or reservoirs to be safe this year. Following the state’s boating laws can not only help prevent deaths and injuries, it will help stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species, a serious threat […]

CPW meeting to discuss plans to save mule deer in state

DENVER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in coordination with The Keystone Center, an independent facilitator, is holding a series of meetings across the state this spring in order to receive feedback on a Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy. The strategy will guide agency efforts to work towards increasing mule deer populations.

Rio Blanco County sentences three serious poachers

RBC I After a Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation spanning several states and two hunting seasons, a trio of men from California have pleaded guilty to numerous wildlife violations in Colorado and New Mexico, dating back to 2011 through 2013. Upon being confronted with extensive evidence of their crimes, the three men admitted to their […]

Letter to the Editor: Dog vs. deer in Rangely, who pays?

Dear Editor: I am a resident of Rangely, living in White River Village. I pay rent, and I believe that entitles me to use the property as mine. That means my dog is allowed to go in my yard, where she is under my supervision.

3 free turkey hunts set

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a chance to win a mentored spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker on April 12 and 13.

Dogs serious threat to area deer and elk

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is issuing a warning to people whose dogs chase wildlife: Keep them under control and away from deer, elk and other wild animals or face the possibility of steep fines and the loss of a beloved pet.

CPW offers three youth turkey hunts this year

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a chance to win a mentored spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker on April 12 and 13.

Guided sage grouse mating tours offered

CRAIG I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Conservation Colorado, along with Rocky Mountain Wild, The Wilderness Society and Friends of Northwest Colorado, are offering the an opportunity to get a unique close-up of mating greater sage grouse during several guided viewing tours in northwest Colorado, March 28 through April 13.

Hunter safety classes offered in Craig

CRAIG I Residents of Rio Blanco County will have an opportunity to earn their Colorado Hunter Education Card by attending four classes in two days offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Craig in March, May or June.

Input sought on next 5 hunting seasons

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife will soon be seeking public input on the structure of the state’s big game hunting seasons for 2015 through 2019.