CPW offers free navigation, orientation classes

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering hunters, hikers, bikers and anyone who enjoys excursions into the backcountry a chance to learn one of the most important skills an outdoor enthusiast should master—how to find your way in the wilderness.

State’s excess hunting licenses are now available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that over-the-counter licenses with caps and over-the-counter unlimited licenses became available for purchase on Tuesday online, by phone 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents.

Government agencies to host four special access hunts in Grand Valley

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association is sponsoring four, limited special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall.

CPW: Fee increases needed to maintain and improve programs, services

RBC I Representatives of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) held a briefing in Meeker on Monday night to present and discuss the division’s projected funding needs and ask for public comment Speaking for CPW were Meeker area wildlife manager Bill deVergie and Northwest Regional assistant manager Dean Riggs from Grand Junction. Meeker area outfitter and […]

CPW to talk sustainability with public Monday; fee hikes on agenda

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking sportsmen’s input on funding the future of wildlife management and conservation in Colorado.

Local hunters and anglers sought for Grand Junction roundtable on July 13

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges hunters and anglers or anyone who wants their voice heard regarding wildlife issues to attend the next NW Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus, to be held in Grand Junction on July 13 at Colorado Mesa University, Meyer Ballroom in the University Center, 1455 North 12th St.

Success of area youth turkey hunt due to great partners and mentors

Three Colorado youth participants pose together during their youth turkey hunt in Northwest Colorado, organized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. From let to right are: 12-year-old Jordan Breck of Grand Junction, 8-year-old Peter McDonald of Fort Collins and 10-year-old Judd Harvey of Meeker.

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s long-running efforts to help youths experience the joys of hunting continued this spring as CPW District Wildlife Managers Mike Swaro of Craig and Bailey Franklin of Meeker, along with fellow officers and volunteers, all took time from busy schedules to give seven lucky young hunters memories they will not […]

Hunter education opt-out available; apprentice licenses available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes, now in effect, are intended to encourage people to get active in the outdoors and interested in hunting.

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 […]