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 […]

Bucks are back…

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The bucks seem to know when the season on antlers is over. Above, these three nice bucks know its safe for them to wander the streets of Rangely such as these on Stanolind Ave., while the buck below was seen just outside of Meeker on Saturday along Highway 13.

Second bull…

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Tanner Ridgeway, 13, of Meeker harvested this bull on Nov. 7 at Wilson Creek, while hunting with his father DJ Ridgeway and his uncles Jason and Danny. This is the second year that Tanner has been hunting for elk and this is Tanner’s second bull.

Good outlook for waterfowl hunt

RBC I Summer is coming to an end and again it is time to get ready for waterfowl hunting in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s avian research section leader Jim Gammonley offers a brief forecast to help hunters determine if it will be a good season.

Youth hunting success…

Tristan Kitchen, 14, Windsor, Colo., took this nice bull while hunting with his father, Tom Kitchen, a Meeker High School graduate. The two were hunting up the White River. Tristan is the grandson of James and Judy Byrd of Meeker.

RBCHS celebrates local hunting heritage

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

RBCHS celebrates county’s hunting history Oct. 4

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 4, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

Meeker man loses appeal on conviction for poaching

MEEKER I Convicted poacher and former outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 73, of Meeker, Colo., learned Aug. 25 that his appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has failed, affirming the 41-month prison sentence and fines he received in early 2013 for illegally baiting deer and elk with salt.