Standing out in the middle of short bushes on the far side of the White River from County Road 8, which runs east out of Meeker, was this lone cow elk on Sunday afternoon. She stood out among the darker green leaves about 50 yards up the hill on the far side of the river. Little game was visible on Sunday afternoon as the critters may have just been enjoying a relaxing day in the sun.

Elk in springtime…


BLM reminds shed antler hunters that they must park on designated roads

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field offices in Craig and Meeker are reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on BLM public lands in this area.

Elk moving…

This group of 12 elk is the last of a herd of more than 80 head of elk just before they crossed the White River on a recent morning about 200 yards upriver from the Miller Creek Bridge just off County Road 8. It took more than 20 minutes for the entire herd to cross the river, then they headed up a steep cliff to an open field above the river.

CPW offers ‘Elk Hunting 101’

RBC I Cooler mornings and changing weather signal that the hunting seasons are approaching quickly. Eager hunters are preparing themselves and their equipment in anticipation of one of the most exciting times of the year for sportsmen and women.


These four elk, just west of Lake Avery on Sunday, were relaxed and enjoying the beautiful green grasses available to them in the meadows and fields for several miles up County Road 8. Other groups of elk and deer were scattered through the entire White River Valley from above Buford and almost all the way into Meeker.

Public comment sought on area oil, gas lease EA

RBC I On Nov. 27, the Bureau of Land Management released for public review two environmental assessments evaluating potential parcels to offer in its June 12, 2014 oil and gas lease sale.

Dual elk…


These two bull elk were spotted along a ridge about 20 miles west of Rangely,

CPW, Shell, Elk Foundation join in survey of area’s elk

RBC I The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Shell Exploration and Production are jointly funding a project to study and better understand the behaviors and movement of elk that occupy habitat near areas of oil and gas exploration and development.

Elk Crossing…

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A small herd of elk recently crossed the White River between Meeker and Rangely. The Herald Times is accepting photos for the photo galleries of the 2012 fall edition of the Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, please send them to tonya@theheraldtimes.com with a caption for consideration.

Men of the Outdoors: Sheridan Harvey

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Sheridan Harvey, a seventh grader at Barone Middle School, waited until the hunters on his dad’s property filled their tags in the second season before he filled his first-ever tag.