Free hunter safety class offered in Meeker

MEEKER | A free hunter safety class will be taught in Meeker July 11, 12 and 13 at Kilowatt Korner.

All wildlife but deer appear to be doing well in county

RBC I Nearly all wildlife in Rio Blanco County is doing quite well following a wet spring, and some species are doing so well that they may be contributing to the decrease in number of area mule deer.

CPW, Shell, Elk Foundation join in survey of area’s elk

RBC I The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Shell Exploration and Production are jointly funding a project to study and better understand the behaviors and movement of elk that occupy habitat near areas of oil and gas exploration and development.

Meeker youth learn about turkey hunting

MEEKER I Three young hunters — two from Meeker — recently learned the art of hunting gobblers courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2013 Hunter Outreach Program’s Youth Turkey Hunt. Guided by CPW officers, the novices learned new skills and strategies during a high-quality private land hunt in April.

Spring turkey season now open

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.

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.