A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that 56-year-old Christopher Loncarich of Mack was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years’ probation for illegally Continue reading
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After more than a year of discussion and public participation, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved the a five-year big game season structure, which will become effective next year. The approved season structure process and framework, including season dates, are now available online. According to a release, the CPW Continue reading
With the arrival of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the monument. Although most of the monument boundary is well marked, hunters are responsible for ensuring they do not hunt within the monument. Continue reading
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Friday to illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients. Christopher Loncarich, of Mack, was indicted earlier this year on charges including transportation and sale of unlawfully taken wildlife. Loncarich is Continue reading
Twelve-year-old Ashley Jessen of Craig and 11-year-old Jon Reed of Ft. Collins were the lucky winners of a mentored turkey hunt near Craig, May 3rd and 4th. Offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach program, both young novices had a great time learning all about the art of hunting gobblers from agency officers and volunteers. Jessen and Reed not only learned about the birds, wildlife management and the ethics and traditions of hunting, they both bagged their first turkey with the help of their expert mentors. As part of a supervised orientation, the young hunters first learned a few basics about turkey biology and the history of the species in Colorado. They then visited the Bear’s Ears Range where they learned how to pattern their shotguns while practicing the safe use of firearms under the supervision of their mentors. Using the tips, tricks and techniques learned from their mentors, both young hunters were able to harvest their first turkeys. They then learned how to properly clean their bird and even got a few cooking tips from their guides. For more information about the Hunter Outreach Program, click here.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Program continues to provide opportunities to aspiring hunters by offering mentored hunts across Colorado. As part of the program and what is now a yearly tradition in Meeker, three lucky young hunters enjoyed a guided, private land Continue reading