Hunters warned of tularemia risks

RBC I October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado, and as the number of human tularemia cases in our state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year.

Bull elk…

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JML Outfitters packed out this bull elk, shot with a bow and arrow by Craig Stanke of St. Louis, Mo., within this past week. Marie Haskett of JML Outfitters in Meeker said this was the biggest bull she has ever seen coming out of the Flat Tops.

Bear…

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Tanner Ridgeway of Meeker is seen here after a successful bear hunt with his dad, D.J. Ridgeway. Tanner killed the bear with a .243 caliber rifle in the Miller Creek area east of Meeker.

Hunting licenses still available for upcoming hunts

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still thousands of leftover big-game and turkey hunting licenses available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available.

Past hunting photos sought

RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

20,000 hunting licenses left

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table.

Hunting, fishing photos wanted

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RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

Game bird hunting seminar offered

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.



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.

Sportsman’s Roundtable on Wednesday in Rifle

RBC I In a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to comment about a variety of wildlife management concerns, Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen’s Roundtable in 2012. The roundtable consists of elected and appointed delegates from each of the state’s four wildlife management regions.

All of Colorado’s big game excess licenses on sale now

RBC I For the first time ever, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is now offering all of its over-the-county big game licenses at the same time. All leftover elk, pronghorn, bear, deer and turkey licenses went on sale Tuesday to residents and non-residents.

For the first time, all Colorado big game licenses will go on sale on the same day

RBC I For the first time ever, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will offer over-the-county big game licenses all at the same time for elk, pronghorn, bear, deer and turkey, to residents and non-residents, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.