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.

Barone sets new Big Bucks and Bulls contest

MEEKER I Once again this year, Barone Middle School in Meeker will holds its annual Big Bucks and Bulls Contest in which students at the school can win nice prizes and improve their math at the same time by bringing in the deer or elk antlers they harvest this hunting season.

Class on hunting upland game birds Aug. 20 in Grand Junction

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar on Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction.

Outfitters threatened by minimum wage order; exemption sought

RBC I For more than 40 years, Mike Cottingham has been sending teenagers into national parks, forests and wilderness areas for multi-week backcountry outings. They run rapids, ride horseback and summit some of the West’s most famous peaks. But Cottingham believes he will be forced out of business by a new Obama administration requirement to […]

CPW offers free class on hunting first aid July 22

RBC I The big game hunting seasons are approaching quickly and now’s the time for hunters to begin preparing, reminds Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Application deadline for fall turkey hunts coming July 9

RBC I The application deadline for fall turkey hunts, held September to October, is July 9, only one week away.