Excess snow takes toll on area’s elk and deer

RBC I As a flip on the last three years, when there was good snow, good forage and great calf and fawn survival, an abundance of snow this winter has done some harm to the elk and deer herds found in and around Rio Blanco County, according to the local area wildlife manager for Colorado […]

Letter to the Editor: Open letter to hunters, guides, outfitters

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to hunters, guides and outfitters. Please take a second to review the current proposed actions of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). This past week, the CPW released the recommended tag allocations for big game animals.

Hunter ed opt-out available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes are now in effect. Hunter education test-out options are available for U.S. military and individuals 50-years of age or older.

Hunting information, applications are now available online

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s brochures for big game, sheep and goat can help and are available now online.
In addition, CPW’s online application period and secure license application portal is open now until 11:59 p.m. on April 5. Check out cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/PlanYourHunt.aspx to find all the resources CPW has to offer hunters to complete their […]

CPW offers three free youth turkey hunts near Meeker

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young novices an opportunity to learn how to hunt responsibly with the help of experienced mentors during a high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker, April 22-24.

Big game brochures and applications available online

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s brochures for big game, sheep and goat can help and are available now online. 

In addition, CPW’s online application period and secure license application portal is open now until 11:59 p.m. on April 5. Check out cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/PlanYourHunt.aspx to find all the resources CPW has to offer hunters to complete […]

Taxpayers can aid Colorado wildlife with state tax checkoff

RBC I Help threatened and endangered wildlife with a voluntary contribution to the “Non-game and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund” on your 2015 Colorado tax returns through the income tax checkoff.

Free turkey hunt may be won by women novices

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from novice women who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

Women-only turkey hunt free to novices; applications are open

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from novice women who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

State hunting brochures online

RBC I An early morning sunrise viewed from a meadow, forest, mountain or plain while listening to chipmunks shuffle through the leaves is just one of the timeless memories that await big-game, sheep and goat hunters this fall in Colorado. Create a memory like this and many others that come with enjoying the great outdoors […]

Bennet amendment to aid bow hunters

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced an amendment to provide bow hunters with access to some of the country’s prime hunting lands. The measure would allow bow hunters with sheathed archery equipment to cross national park lands along established trails or corridors to access adjacent hunting lands.

It was a successful season for all Meeker district hunters

RBC I From all standpoints, the 2015 hunting season was a good one for those in pursuit of wild game in the Meeker district. Meeker Area Wildlife Manager Bill deVergie said Tuesday that conditions were darned near perfect for hunters these past four seasons regardless of whether it was elk, deer, moose, bear or antelope […]