Spring turkey season opens

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.

Hunting, fishing licenses available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting and fishing licenses are on sale now for the 2013-14 seasons at retail outlets, at parks and wildlife offices and online.

Youth hunt offered by program

RBC I With generous support from local private landowners, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Program is offering three youths the opportunity to participate in a guided, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker.

Sentence handed down in baiting case

MEEKER I An eight-year investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has culminated in U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello sentencing Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 72, owner of D & S Outfitters of Meeker, to 41 months in federal prison.

NW Colo.’s “deer factory”

RBC I As the comment period closes today on a plan that will determine the administration of more than 1.5 million acres of public lands in western Colorado, more than 500 hunters and anglers in the last week alone have requested a management approach that better conserves valuable big-game habitat while allowing some development of […]

Conserving world-class habitat

RBC I For decades, sportsmen in northwest Colorado have hunted some of the world’s largest herds of elk, mule deer and pronghorn in an area known as the “mule deer factory.”

Hunters in GMU 22 advised of capture operation

MEEKER I As part of an ongoing mule deer study in the Piceance Basin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be conducting helicopter capture and collaring operations in Game Management Unit 22, beginning in early December.

World War II veteran has luck of the draw

World War II Navy veteran Dale States scopes the hillsides looking for elk. The 89-year-old veteran uses a walking stick made from the teak wood deck of the battleship North Carolina. States said the walking stick was made by one of his shipmates Paul Wieser, after the battleship was restored in 1999. “Paul is no longer with us but I called his wife and told her I used the stick to steady my gun and I shot my antelope this year,” States said.

MEEKER I World War II veteran Dale States, 89, has been hunting all his life but this was the first time he drew tags for antelope, deer and elk all in the same year. States had already filled his antelope and deer tags but needed a place to hunt to try and fill the private […]

America’s largest game bird

RBC I There are a lot of people talking turkey this time of year. Roasted or deep-fried? White meat or dark? Do you want stuffing with that?

Middle Elk fire area closed for safety reasons

MEEKER I The Middle Elk Fire on the Blanco Ranger District is located some 30 miles north of New Castle, Colo., to the west of the Buford New Castle Road at Hiner Springs.

Hunting season here …

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Jason Steiner, owner of Stage Stop Meat Market and Deli on the corner of Market and School streets, said hunting season business has been good so far this year.

Record breaker …

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Rangely local Tom Walz recently learned that he made the Boone & Crockett records book with the mountain lion he harvested last Christmas Eve with Wayne Pennell of Cathedral Creek Outfitters.