Three Springs Ranch, Division of Wildlife team up for youth elk hunt

DINOSAUR I Shawn Bruner’s eyes grew wide with wonder as three bull elk began running across the sagebrush park towards him. As the elk approached, Joe Nicholson of Rangely North District, an officer with the Division of Wildlife (DOW), whispered to Shawn and his father Mike to remain still.

Mule deer survey aims to improve prospects

RBC I As part of ongoing studies, about 500 mule deer in the Piceance Basin and Meeker area will be gathered up and examined over the next two weeks. “We’ll be examining mitigation methods designed to benefit mule deer,” said Randy Hampton, the Division of Wildlife public information officer for northwest Colorado. The deer — […]

Meeker man charged with illegal hunting

RBC I A Meeker man could face more than $12,000 in fines because of alleged hunting violations. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is continuing its investigation of Kenneth Coughlin, 53, who was issued a summons for illegal possession, hunting in a closed area and a “Samson” surcharge.

Free fishing days June 6-7

Colorado residents and visitors will have the opportunity to fish without a license on June 6-7 as part of “Colorado’s Free Fishing Days.”

Public meeting will seek input on wildlife issues

RANGELY — Colorado Wildlife Commissioner Roy McAnally will be holding a public meeting in Rangely to get input on wildlife issues.

Youth cast and blast clinic set for May 30

MEEKER — The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be sponsoring a cast and blast event for youth ages 10-17 on Saturday, May 30.

Dept. of Wildlife teaches appreciation for wildlife

Don’t think that the local game warden is only busy during the fall hunting seasons. Spring is an especially busy time of year for the district wildlife managers of the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Local ranchers, DOW say HPP can help resolve conflicts

RBC — Rodney Culverwell was recently sentenced in Moffat County for four felony convictions for the shooting deaths of four elk last winter on his property.

Youth hunt openings for Dec. 6-7

RBC — The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has a couple of openings remaining for a cow elk youth hunt on private land in the Meeker area on Dec. 6 and 7.

Missing hunters are found alive

MEEKER — Two hunters, who had not been heard from for 11 days, have been found outside of Eagle and are OK.

Ranchers, DOW hunt for answers

MEEKER — There may be differences between the ranching community and the Division of Wildlife, but everyone at last Thursday’s meeting here agreed they needed to avoid a situation like what happened in Moffat County.

Department of Wildlife tracks, kills mountain lion near Meeker

MEEKER — A Department of Wildlife officer shot and killed a mountain lion Aug. 16 on the Pearce Ranch, upriver on County Road 8.