Colorado hunters, fisherman our greatest conservationists

RBC I Hunters and anglers are America’s greatest wildlife conservationists. Really? While it seems contradictory that people who claim to love animals would shoot and eat them and that killing something could actually save it, there are very compelling reasons that prove this statement true.

Hunting seasons off to a good start in RBC region

RBC I The hunting seasons for elk and deer are off to a good start, but weather uncertainty raises a few questions about the upcoming rifle hunts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife area game manager Bill de Vergie said in Meeker on Monday.

Colorado officials say state open to hunting despite fed shutdown

RBC I Colorado is open for fall hunting with more than 23 million acres of public land that are not affected by the federal government shutdown.

Search and rescue sent out twice

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the county’s search and rescue team has been deployed twice on back-county missions in the past week. Both calls were to the area of the Buford-New Castle Road and the intersection of county roads 10 and 17.

Letter to the Editor: Enough is enough

Dear Editor: While hunting in the upper White River area, we noticed new signs on all the forest service campgrounds. These campgrounds are all now closed due to the government shutdown. Really?

Dual elk…


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

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for the memories

Dear Editor: I would like to take the opportunity to thank Karl Maser at Ute Lodge for all his help in our moose hunt.

Big bull…


This bull moose taken by Gerald Morris in the Trappers’ Lake area in the first moose season in this region had a 46-1/2 inch antler spread.

Flood refunds announced for rifle seasons, property updates

DENVER I A few game management units in Northeastern Colorado will have refunds offered for rifle seasons in response to the flood, but many units are huntable as additional lands and properties return to normal in the northeast region. 

Poaching case brings new emphasis to protecting wildlife

RBC I The recent arrest of four South Carolina men by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for poaching has prompted public discussion and debate about the importance of ethical hunting. It also illustrates how seriously the agency, law-abiding hunters and many residents of the state take illegal wildlife activity.

Meszaros gets first-ever archery moose in area…


Meeker Town Manager Scott Meszaros was fortunate Sept. 23 to be the first person to ever harvest a Shiras moose in the Upper White River Basin/Flattops Wilderness Region.

‘Deer Hunting 101’ offered free by CPW for novice deer hunters in state

Every hunting season brings novice mule deer hunters into the field, eager to learn and have a successful hunt. For new hunters who may not have a mentor, or experienced hunters that are looking for an edge, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free Mule Deer Hunting 101 class on Aug. 27.