CPW meeting to discuss plans to save mule deer in state

DENVER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in coordination with The Keystone Center, an independent facilitator, is holding a series of meetings across the state this spring in order to receive feedback on a Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy. The strategy will guide agency efforts to work towards increasing mule deer populations.

Rio Blanco County sentences three serious poachers

RBC I After a Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation spanning several states and two hunting seasons, a trio of men from California have pleaded guilty to numerous wildlife violations in Colorado and New Mexico, dating back to 2011 through 2013. Upon being confronted with extensive evidence of their crimes, the three men admitted to their […]

3 free turkey hunts set

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a chance to win a mentored spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker on April 12 and 13.

Area trappers moved in from North

Trapping in large numbers began in the mid-1800s in the Northern Rockies and slowly worked its way south from Montana, through Wyoming and into Colorado’s northwest corner. Anything with fur was fair game for the trappers. Pictured above is a bear trap on display at the White River Museum in Meeker.

RBC I The era of fur trapping and earning a bounty for predation animals has long since passed. However, trapping was an integral part of the history of our Rio Blanco County area as well as the entire western United States.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the help during hospital stay

Dear Editor: For the last six years I, along with family and friends, have had the pleasure of hunting elk out of Karl Maser’s Ute Lodge. The beauty of the mountains and the camaraderie of the hunt, plus the people of the Meeker, Colo., area, make my hunting a secondary blessing. As they say, getting […]

Hunter safety classes offered in Craig

CRAIG I Residents of Rio Blanco County will have an opportunity to earn their Colorado Hunter Education Card by attending four classes in two days offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Craig in March, May or June.

Input sought on next 5 hunting seasons

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife will soon be seeking public input on the structure of the state’s big game hunting seasons for 2015 through 2019.

Antler contest…

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Hunters from Barone Middle School measured the antlers and recorded the scores of their harvest, then prizes donated by Strawberry Creek Outfitters were given to the winners.

Grants set for hunting, fish groups

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a one-time grant opportunity to agency partners that engage in hunting and angling outreach and education.

Rifle hunting season good for deer, bear

RBC I Hunting for deer and bears was pretty successful, however, hunters seeking elk found the elusive game a little tougher than normal to harvest this year, according to a local Colorado Parks and Wildlife official. Bob deVergie, the area game manager out of the CPW’s office in Meeker, said the elk hunting this year […]

Expo seminar Saturday in Meeker for outdoor businesses

MEEKER I John Pope and Jason Killen, founders of The Black Canyon Hunt and Outdoor Expo, which will be held in Montrose on Feb. 1 and 2, will be in Meeker on Saturday to let owners of outdoors-related business in Rio Blanco County know how to take part in the major outdoor exposition.

Letter to the Editor: People thankful for Meeker hospitality

Dear Editor: We just arrived back from Meeker, Colo., after our 20-plus years of hunting in your county. I felt it necessary to write and thank the members of your town for their great hospitality.