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.

Future trophy?

It was quite a wake-up call to catch this nine-point buck so early in the day at Rangely School Superintendent Matt Scoggins’ home in Rangely. The buck is still in the early stages of antler growth, but already the buck shows signs of at least nine points.

Application deadline for fall turkey season is less than a month away

RBC I The application deadline for fall turkey hunting, September to October, is July 9, just less than a month away. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages sportsmen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try.

Turkey hunters got to hunt Meeker area

MEEKER I In what is now an established tradition in Meeker, local Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers and area landowners joined together April 10 to give a trio of young novices a few memories that will last a lifetime—a three day, high-quality turkey hunt on private land with education and mentoring provided by experienced wildlife […]

Deadline for limited hunting licenses in the state will be April 7

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters that the application deadline for the 2015 limited license draw is April 7, and now is the time to start preparing.

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.