One Person’s Opinion: Sportsmen’s bill may open public lands

RBC I U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, was hunting Barbary sheep in the southeastern part of his state a few weeks ago, and had a stark reminder of a problem he’s trying to fix with a bipartisan sportsmen’s bill.

CPW offers three youth turkey hunts

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a mentored, quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker on April 11-12 Part of the CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, the hunts are an effort to instill interest and respect for wildlife, the outdoors and hunting.

CPW: Licenses, permits and registrations now available for 2015-16

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife licenses, permits and registrations are on sale now for the 2015-16 season at licensing agents, CPW offices and online at

Colorado poaching proves costly to pair of hunters

DENVER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife has concluded a three-year poaching investigation involving a Kansas man who owns property in Teller County and his brother who resides in Pagosa Springs.

CPW offers another guided youth turkey hunt

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two more area young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Craig. Scheduled to take place the weekend of May 2-3, the hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW […]

CPW wants cut in bear population

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife held a meeting in Rangely on Feb. 1 to discuss the future of the thriving local bear population.

Area hunting preference letters sent

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be conducting an audit of registered properties in the Landowner Preference Program, formerly the Priority Landowner Preference Program.

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…


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…


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: 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 […]