All wildlife but deer appear to be doing well in county

RBC I Nearly all wildlife in Rio Blanco County is doing quite well following a wet spring, and some species are doing so well that they may be contributing to the decrease in number of area mule deer.

A sure sign of spring …

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These two does and a nice, young two-point buck, back left, were undisturbed by traffic or barking dogs as they enjoyed the newly green grass in this yard at the intersection of Ninth and Garfield streets in Meeker. Despite warmer temperatures during the day, numerous deer can still be spotted

Cemetery vandals caught on film

Photo by Greg Glasgow

MEEKER I Meeker’s Highland Cemetery is not just notable for its beauty and history, but for the peacefulness that pervades the property. In November, when vandals knocked over four headstones, Meeker Cemetery District Manager Art Cox called authorities to report the problem.

Predator discussions scheduled in Meeker

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MEEKER I Following a well-attended meeting in Meeker last month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will again offer the public an opportunity to learn about mule deer management and the White River mule deer herd, including a discussion of the effectiveness of predator management as a way to boost deer numbers.

DOW to host another deer meeting

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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.

The Great Horsethief Shootout

RBC I The Colorado Mule Deer Association is announcing the first annual Great Horsethief Shootout to be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area in Fruita.

Declining deer herd to be discussed

MEEKER | The Colorado Division of Wildlife is inviting the public to a meeting in Meeker on Monday, June 20, to discuss their concerns about a decrease in the White River deer herd with Division wildlife managers and biologists. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m., at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.