Late CPW officer’s legacy continues

MEEKER I A prominent poaching case solved by CPW in 2013 has yielded a $10,000 donation to the Meeker Sportsman’s Club. The club will use the funds to augment current programs to promote shooting sports and the purchase of associated equipment. District Wildlife Manager Jon Wangnild of Meeker, who died in a horseback riding accident […]

Last in group of poachers severely punished

RBC I Nicholaus J. Rodgers, 32, of Medford, Ore., one of a group of outfitters working out of Mack, Colo., located just south of Rio Blanco County, who was involved in an extensive lion and bobcat poaching scheme in western Colorado and eastern Utah, has received his sentence in U.S. District Court in Denver.

Colorado poaching proves costly to pair of hunters

DENVER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife has concluded a three-year poaching investigation involving a Kansas man who owns property in Teller County and his brother who resides in Pagosa Springs.

CPW seeks information on elk bulls killed near Dinosaur

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur recently.

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.

Division of Wildlife seeking information on poaching incident south of Rangely

RANGELY — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information about a poaching incident on County Road 116, south of Rangely.

Michigan man fined $15,000 for poaching

SALIDA — A Michigan man was fined $15,000 after being convicted of three charges related to killing a Colorado mountain goat without a license. Burt Vincent, 60, of Jackson, Mich., also faces a potential lifetime suspension of his hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado, Michigan and 28 other states.

Dubose gets deferred sentence for poaching

MEEKER — A former Meeker outfitter was sentenced Dec. 5 in Rio Blanco County District Court for poaching violations.

Local ranchers, DOW say HPP can help resolve conflicts

RBC — Rodney Culverwell was recently sentenced in Moffat County for four felony convictions for the shooting deaths of four elk last winter on his property.

Ranchers, DOW hunt for answers

MEEKER — There may be differences between the ranching community and the Division of Wildlife, but everyone at last Thursday’s meeting here agreed they needed to avoid a situation like what happened in Moffat County.

Moffat County residents charged in killing of 34 elk

CRAIG — The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has completed a six-week investigation into the shooting of at least 34 elk on two Moffat County ranches.