Rifle shooting range closed for repairs

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife started making major improvements to the shooting range at the West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area beginning Monday, and the range has been closed due to the work.

Letter to the Editor: Keep energy, recreation balance

Dear Editor: Hunting and fishing in northwest Colorado is a tradition that goes back generations to pioneering trappers and fur-bearers. Mule deer and sage grouse were once much more abundant than they are now and were hunted in greater numbers.

Leftover hunting licenses set for sale

RBC I Leftover big game hunting licenses went on sale Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and license retailers statewide.

CPW to offer safety class this weekend

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novice hunters from the Meeker area a final opportunity to take their required Hunter Education class from an agency instructor before this fall’s big game hunting seasons.

CPW offers state hunter safety classes in Meeker Aug. 10-11

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novice hunters from Rio Blanco County a final opportunity to take their required hunter education classes from an agency instructor before this fall’s big game hunting seasons.

Free hunter education classes start today

MEEKER | A free hunter safety class will be taught in Meeker starting today and continuing through Friday and Saturday at Kilowatt Korner.

Hunter ed classes

RBC I A free hunter safety class will be taught in Meeker July 11, 12 and 13 at Kilowatt Korner. The class runs 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday July 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13.

Free hunter safety class offered in Meeker

MEEKER | A free hunter safety class will be taught in Meeker July 11, 12 and 13 at Kilowatt Korner.

All wildlife but deer appear to be doing well in county

RBC I Nearly all wildlife in Rio Blanco County is doing quite well following a wet spring, and some species are doing so well that they may be contributing to the decrease in number of area mule deer.

CPW, Shell, Elk Foundation join in survey of area’s elk

RBC I The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Shell Exploration and Production are jointly funding a project to study and better understand the behaviors and movement of elk that occupy habitat near areas of oil and gas exploration and development.

Meeker youth learn about turkey hunting

MEEKER I Three young hunters — two from Meeker — recently learned the art of hunting gobblers courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2013 Hunter Outreach Program’s Youth Turkey Hunt. Guided by CPW officers, the novices learned new skills and strategies during a high-quality private land hunt in April.

Spring turkey season now open

RBC I Between now and May 26, some 12,000 hunters will take to the fields and woods in Colorado as part of one of the fastest growing hunting sports in the United States — turkey hunting.