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.

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 cpw.state.co.us/.

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.”