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…

phmkbms antler contest

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.

Colorado hunters, fisherman our greatest conservationists

RBC I Hunters and anglers are America’s greatest wildlife conservationists. Really? While it seems contradictory that people who claim to love animals would shoot and eat them and that killing something could actually save it, there are very compelling reasons that prove this statement true.

Hunting seasons off to a good start in RBC region

RBC I The hunting seasons for elk and deer are off to a good start, but weather uncertainty raises a few questions about the upcoming rifle hunts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife area game manager Bill de Vergie said in Meeker on Monday.

Colorado officials say state open to hunting despite fed shutdown

RBC I Colorado is open for fall hunting with more than 23 million acres of public land that are not affected by the federal government shutdown.

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…


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