Outfitter convicted of 6 felonies

MEEKER I Big game hunting outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 72, of Meeker, Colo., was convicted by a federal jury in Denver of six charges of violating the Lacey Act, according to an announcement from the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Elk Crossing…

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A small herd of elk recently crossed the White River between Meeker and Rangely. The Herald Times is accepting photos for the photo galleries of the 2012 fall edition of the Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, please send them to tonya@theheraldtimes.com with a caption for consideration.

Hunting numbers set

RBC I The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved big game hunting license numbers for the upcoming fall hunting seasons. Agency staff utilized herd population estimates to recommend reductions in license numbers for mule deer, elk and pronghorn while recommending increases in licenses to manage growing populations of moose and black bears.

Outreach program helps young hunters bag first birds

Officers, youth hunters and their parents pose proudly for the camera at Bel-Aire State Wildlife Area.

RBC I Three lucky young hunters from northwest Colorado bagged their first turkeys after being selected to participate in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2012 Hunter Outreach Program’s Youth Turkey Hunt.

Colorado still a big game hunter’s paradise

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s recently released 2011 big game harvest statistics show that the Centennial State continues to offer some of the best and most diverse big game hunting in the country.

Here kitty, kitty …

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Meeker resident Scott Isenhour, general manager of Meeker’s REDI Services, went lion hunting with friends on Piceance Creek recently and harvested this mountain lion.

Middle school hosts hunting contest

MEEKER I The results are in for the Big Bull and Buck Contest at Barone Middle School. Students who hunted this year brought in their deer and elk antlers to be measured and compared.

Deer poacher sought in RBC

RANGELY I Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking the public for any information that can help identify the person or persons who shot and abandoned a mule deer buck along Rio Blanco County Road 116, south of Rangely.

Colo. elk hunters warned to steer clear of moose

RBC I Halfway through the fall rifle seasons, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are again warning elk hunters not to shoot moose during their hunting trips.

Men of the Outdoors: Sheridan Harvey

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Sheridan Harvey, a seventh grader at Barone Middle School, waited until the hunters on his dad’s property filled their tags in the second season before he filled his first-ever tag.

Men of the Outdoors: Trey Morris

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MHS senior Trey Morris bagged this 28 inch mule deer in unit 21 near Rangely­ with the help of his dad, Todd. They harvested the massive buck after school let out Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Hunting Africa…

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Suzan and Nathan Pelloni along with Chris Calver just returned from a 10 day plains game hunt in South Africa. All three hunters bagged warthogs, pictured here. courtesy photo