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.



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.

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Elk season…


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…


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 […]

Hunting season brings big benefits to Meeker and Rangely

RBC I The Colorado hunting season officially kicked off Aug. 30 with a five-week archery season, and while there are still more than two months left of various hunting seasons, Rangely and Meeker are prepared to both reap the benefits and face the challenges that hunting brings to the county.

Hunters warned of tularemia risks

RBC I October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado, and as the number of human tularemia cases in our state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year.

Bull elk…


JML Outfitters packed out this bull elk, shot with a bow and arrow by Craig Stanke of St. Louis, Mo., within this past week. Marie Haskett of JML Outfitters in Meeker said this was the biggest bull she has ever seen coming out of the Flat Tops.



Tanner Ridgeway of Meeker is seen here after a successful bear hunt with his dad, D.J. Ridgeway. Tanner killed the bear with a .243 caliber rifle in the Miller Creek area east of Meeker.

Hunting licenses still available for upcoming hunts

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still thousands of leftover big-game and turkey hunting licenses available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available.