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Stay Safe While Hunting

hunt-smart-safeEvery year a hand full of hunters must be rescued from the high country, because they do not properly prepare for their hunt.  Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in accidents or simply get lost.  Hunters should be aware that the altitude in in our area may limit their physical abilities and could have adverse affects on their health.  Hunters should also Continue reading

Help Track Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseWildlife officials are looking for the help of hunters to track Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming. Fish and Wildlife officials have asked anyone that kills a deer near the Green River area, to have the animal sampled for the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease attacks the central nervous system Continue reading

No Hunting In Dinosaur National Monument

hunterWith hunting season underway, hunters in areas near Dinosaur National Monument need to be aware that hunting within the monument is prohibited. The boundaries of the monument are well marked, but hunters are responsible for ensuring they stay outside the perimeter. Killing or removing any animal or animal parts including shed antlers from Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREHigh winds and low humidity over the past couple days have resulted in rapid growth in The Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area about 25 miles east of Meeker. The lightning started Fire which began a month Continue reading

Area Hunting Effected By Beaver Creek Fire

colorado parksDue to the ongoing Beaver Creek Fire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed much of  Game Management Unit 161 and surrounding areas in North Park to hunting through the fall seasons.  The 35,000 acre fire began burning beetle-killed trees in late June and will likely continue burning until the first snows move into the area. For the safety of Continue reading

Removal Of Antlers From Dinosaur National Park Still Illegal

antlers shed 400Another warning has been issued to shed antler hunters reminding them that is illegal to remove antlers from Dinosaur National Monument. In fact, all objects, including deer and elk antlers, within the monument are protected by law and may not be removed. If you are caught removing antlers from Continue reading

Warning Issued To Shed-antler Hunters

antlers shed 400A warning has been sent out to shed-antler hunters in Northwest Colorado by thee Bureau of Land Management, reminding them that it is illegal to take your motorized vehicle off existing roads on BLM land.  According to Hunter Seim, the field manager at the BLM’s little snake field Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned for Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area beginning Sunday. The 1200 acre prescribed fire site is about 19 miles northeast of Meeker and 19 miles south of Craig, on National Forest System lands and next Continue reading

Hunters Warned About Wild Horse Gathering Project

wild horsesMuzzleloader and archery hunters heading to Game Management Unit 21, which is south of Rangely and west of Highway 139, are advised that the BLM will conduct excess horse gather operations in the area beginning September 14th, coinciding with the start of the early hunting seasons. The BLM says they will focus on Continue reading

Leftover Licenses Go on Sale Next Week

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters interested in leftover limited licenses and over-the-counter turkey license sales begin next week. Licenses can be purchased by phone or in person August 4th. Online sales begin at midnight August 5th. Leftover limited licenses are licenses that have gone through the draw process and still Continue reading

Hunters Reminded to be Sure of GMU

colorado parksWldlife Officers are reminding hunters to make sure they are in the right Game Management Unit when on their hunting trip this year. Officers say hunting in the wrong Unit is actually a common mistake, but one that can be costly. For example, an Oklahoma couple was recently hunting in Southwest Colorado, when an officer explained to Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Calls for Sportsmens Roundtable Volunteers

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for applicants for a two-year membership to the statewide Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable. Applications are being accepted June 24th. A member’s responsibilities would include participating in a half day in-person meeting twice a year at meeting locations that rotate Continue reading