Trophy hunt…

Mike Parr, left, formerly of Meeker and now living in Las Cruces, N.M., shot a 39-inch ibex in the Florida Mountains of southwest New Mexico in November while hunting with his brother, Steve, right, of Meeker. Mike drew the coveted ibex license in his first year of eligibility as a New Mexico hunter. The only place in the United States where ibex can be hunted is in the Florida Mountains. Parr got his ibex shooting a Ruger 7 mm from 409 yards. He said, “This was the most challenging and rewarding hunt I’ve experienced. This was a once-in-a-lifetime ibex hunt (only 25 tags per year).Thanks to my brother, Steve, and others for joining me.”

Hunting rabbits…

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Siblings Corbin (10), Brielle (4) and C.J. Lucero (14) are among the Rangely residents taking advantage of a good rabbit hunting season this year. A good cover of snow makes it easier to see rabbit tracks.

Tajikistan hunt…

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Super 10…

Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros was recently treated to a hunting trip by his father, Merle, to Baralzon Lake, Nunavut, Canada, (formerly the Northwest Territories) within the Arctic Circle to hunt for central barren ground caribou. Meszaros killed two bulls with a bow and arrow on his expedition. The kills were his 10th archery-killed species, which completed his “Super 10” super slam of North American big game species. In January, Meszaros will attend  the Superslam National Banquet in Reno, Nev. For more information, see: www.superslam.org/super-slam/super-ten. Pictured is one of the two bulls.

Top hunting, fishing area opens to public along Yampa drainage

RBC I Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service have now completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek. The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens new public access to a prime stretch of trophy trout water and […]

CPW seeks public help after 3 more elk poached

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Northwest Colorado, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.



Success…

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Julius “Doc” Klepack, 13, of Miami, Fla., harvested this buck north of Debeque while hunting with Dave Morlan of Meeker, among others. Klepack shot the buck, which scored 220 points, with a .280 rifle.

CPW seeks information on elk bulls killed near Dinosaur

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur recently.

Seminar Tuesday teaches basics of trapping, predator-calling

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novices a unique opportunity to learn the basics of trapping and predator calling at a one-evening only seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hunter Education building at 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

 Space is limited, so to reserve your spot, go to […]

Elk season…

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Ken Hayden of Rangely had a good elk hunting season recently as the 79-year-old hunter was able to bag this 6×6 bull elk in Area 10. Hayden said he shot the bull with the Model 70, .308 Winchester given to him by his wife 60 years ago as a wedding gift. He added that he […]

First elk…

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Twelve-year-old Tanner Ridgeway of Meeker took his first elk recently, hunting just south of Meeker with his dad, DJ Ridgeway. Tanner shot the elk with his .243, hunting on LO7. His uncle, Olle Larson, who is from Sweden, was along on the adventure.

Hunting season going well except for weather, misidentified moose

RBC I Except for two moose cows that were mistaken for elk and the fact that high temperatures and low precipitation have kept the elk high up in the mountains, the first three of four area hunting seasons this year have “gone very well, with some nice trophies having been harvested,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife […]