Search and rescue sent out twice

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the county’s search and rescue team has been deployed twice on back-county missions in the past week. Both calls were to the area of the Buford-New Castle Road and the intersection of county roads 10 and 17.

Letter to the Editor: Enough is enough

Dear Editor: While hunting in the upper White River area, we noticed new signs on all the forest service campgrounds. These campgrounds are all now closed due to the government shutdown. Really?

Dual elk…

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These two bull elk were spotted along a ridge about 20 miles west of Rangely,

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for the memories

Dear Editor: I would like to take the opportunity to thank Karl Maser at Ute Lodge for all his help in our moose hunt.

Big bull…

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This bull moose taken by Gerald Morris in the Trappers’ Lake area in the first moose season in this region had a 46-1/2 inch antler spread.

Flood refunds announced for rifle seasons, property updates

DENVER I A few game management units in Northeastern Colorado will have refunds offered for rifle seasons in response to the flood, but many units are huntable as additional lands and properties return to normal in the northeast region. 

Poaching case brings new emphasis to protecting wildlife

RBC I The recent arrest of four South Carolina men by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for poaching has prompted public discussion and debate about the importance of ethical hunting. It also illustrates how seriously the agency, law-abiding hunters and many residents of the state take illegal wildlife activity.

Meszaros gets first-ever archery moose in area…

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Meeker Town Manager Scott Meszaros was fortunate Sept. 23 to be the first person to ever harvest a Shiras moose in the Upper White River Basin/Flattops Wilderness Region.

‘Deer Hunting 101’ offered free by CPW for novice deer hunters in state

Every hunting season brings novice mule deer hunters into the field, eager to learn and have a successful hunt. For new hunters who may not have a mentor, or experienced hunters that are looking for an edge, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free Mule Deer Hunting 101 class on Aug. 27.

Rifle shooting range closed for repairs

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife started making major improvements to the shooting range at the West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area beginning Monday, and the range has been closed due to the work.

Letter to the Editor: Keep energy, recreation balance

Dear Editor: Hunting and fishing in northwest Colorado is a tradition that goes back generations to pioneering trappers and fur-bearers. Mule deer and sage grouse were once much more abundant than they are now and were hunted in greater numbers.

Leftover hunting licenses set for sale

RBC I Leftover big game hunting licenses went on sale Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and license retailers statewide.