DOW Fishing Report: April 24, 2008

RBC — For winter-weary fishermen across much of Colorado, the waiting goes on. While the ice is gone from many lakes and reservoirs, and many others are showing signs of the spring thaw, ice-out onmany key waters still is days or weeks away.

Moffat County residents charged in killing of 34 elk

CRAIG — The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has completed a six-week investigation into the shooting of at least 34 elk on two Moffat County ranches.

Wildlife winter woes continue in NW Colorado

RBC — The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) continues to monitor wildlife conditions in northwest Colorado in the face of the growing snowfall totals.

Local outfitters, DOW team up for hunter outreach programs

RBC — Hunting and fishing recreation has a long and robust history in western Colorado. The Meeker and Craig areas are well known for just such recreation with the area’s abundant public and private fishing waters and immense big game herds.

Town seeking funds to turn ditch into pond

MEEKER — The Town of Meeker, in conjunction with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and White River Electric Association, is beginning to work to obtain a federal cost-share grant from the Fishing Is Fun 2008 grant program. The purpose of this grant will be to enlarge an existing irrigation ditch at Circle Park into a […]

DOW, Wyatt’s sponsor ice fishing clinic

RBC — The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Wyatt’s Sports Center will sponsor an ice fishing clinic Feb. 23 for kids ages 5-15.

Conditions worsen for wildlife in NW Colorado

RBC — The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is continuing to closely monitor winter conditions in northwest Colorado to determine if feeding operations will become necessary for deer, elk, pronghorn and bighorn sheep. Continuing snowfall has made conditions worse in some areas but biologists aren’t yet calling for a full-scale feeding operation as is occurring […]

Angled oil, gas wells growing more popular in Colorado

RBC (AP) — Energy companies in Colorado are increasingly turning to directional drilling, a technique that reduces environmental damage and simplifies land-use negotiations by using a single site to sink multiple wells.