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 […]

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…

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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.

Bear…

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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.

Past hunting photos sought

RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

20,000 hunting licenses left

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table.

Hunting, fishing photos wanted

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RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

Game bird hunting seminar offered

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.