The yearling…


This yearling buck is enjoying the good weather of late, moseying around the streets of Rangely without a worry. The warming weather has seemingly driven the deer back into the hills around town as the number of sightings is way down.

BLM reminds shed antler hunters that they must park on designated roads

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field offices in Craig and Meeker are reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on BLM public lands in this area.

Snow deer…


With snow every day or every other day, the mulies are liking the food available in downtown Meeker. This 4×4 buck was one of many Saturday that could be seen walking the streets and alleys in Meeker, trying to get close to some vegetation to eat. It is a now a daily occurrence to see […]

Big buck…


Usually the big bucks know when rifle seasons start, but this high-scoring mule deer buck must have forgot to check the calendar as he was out Saturday afternoon walking up Miller Creek Road about a mile from the bridge that crosses the White River, oblivious to the fact it was hunting season. He stood and […]

Bucks rule…

This big buck controls the campus this year, and that is understandable. But his little sidekick on Oct. 8 is the interesting one. He has been coming to the campus for about five years. He has a rack on one side and, if you look closely, you will see a spike on the left side.

Co-existence of energy development and mule deer in Piceance Basin presents challenges and opportunities

RBC I A recently released study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State University describing the effects of energy development on mule deer in the Piceance Basin has prompted public discussion and media reports about energy companies and wildlife, and whether the two can coexist. Piceance Basin is an energy-rich area located across the […]

Mule deer factory…

This young yearling buck, above, was seen recently taking a left onto Mesa then eating a few neighborhood wild roses early in the morning in Rangely. Not far away, below, might have been this buck’s dad, with a considerably larger rack.

Future trophy?

It was quite a wake-up call to catch this nine-point buck so early in the day at Rangely School Superintendent Matt Scoggins’ home in Rangely. The buck is still in the early stages of antler growth, but already the buck shows signs of at least nine points.

Mule deer at school…

While the students at Colorado Northwestern Community College were away from campus over the long winter break, several mule deer turned up on the Rangely campus for some peaceful grazing on the campus lawn and nearby brush. Above, the mother shows her two fawns where to find some good grazing, undisturbed by a few folks passing by on campus.

CPW: Please don’t feed the state’s wildlife

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people that the best way to help hungry animals is to let them find their next meal on their own.

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.

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.