Tag Archives: mule deer

Wildlife Offender Ordered To Pay Thousands

A California man was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and may lose his Colorado hunting privileges for life, after pleading guilty to committing a variety of wildlife crimes in Northwest Colorado.  29-year-old Kyle Odle will have to pay more than $16,000 after pleading guilty to providing false information to obtain a big game license, hunting Continue reading

Mule Deer Habitat Work In NW Colorado

The BLM will continue work with the Mule Deer Foundation this summer to improve mule deer habitat in Northwest Colorado. The mule deer population has been on the decline in our area, and the BLM has partially attributed the falling numbers to decreasing habitat quality, and habitat loss. To help Continue reading

Mule Deer Carcass Left To Rot

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are looking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for shooting and killing a mule deer buck and leaving the body and meat to rot. The buck was found dead earlier this week northwest of Grand Junction. Officials noted that whoever killed the animal made no attempt to salvage the meat and left the antlers on the animal. In addition to Continue reading

CPW To Begin Euthanizing Bears And Cougars

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin tracking and euthanizing cougars and bears in specific areas of the Piceance Basin, to better determine their effect on the Mule Deer population. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously decided to move foreword with the Piceance Basin and Upper Arkansas River Continue reading

Applications Due Monday For Big Game Hunts

PARKS AND WILDLIFEApplications are due Monday for big game hunts that are being offered this season on the Collins Mountain Ranch near Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five hunts for individuals who drew a limited deer or elk license for Game Management Unit 23, for this year’s big game hunting season.  The Collins Mountain Ranch is Continue reading

Apply For Hunts Near Meeker

hunterThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications for a limited number of elk and mule deer hunts this fall at the Miller Creek Ranch near Meeker. Nine hunts are available for individuals who drew a limited deer and elk license for Management Unit 23 during this year’s big game season. An additional bull elk hunt is being offered Continue reading

Poachers Sentenced For Killing Trophy Mule Deer

Mule Deer AntlersThe final individual involved in the poaching of a trophy class mule deer at a ranch south of Craig in 2014, was sentenced in a Moffat county court earlier this month. 60 year old outfitter Danny Jeffcoat from Hamilton pleaded guilty to felony possession of a forged instrument, and was sentenced Continue reading

Mule Deer Foundation Starts up Wildfire Disaster Fund

MULE DEERThe Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) is starting a Wildfire Disaster Fund to raise funding to help restore western landscapes that have been devastated by massive wildfires. The Foundation will use 100 percent of the donations to the Fund for the restoration of mule deer and black-tailed deer habitat in areas impacted by fire. The Continue reading

Recent Study Shows how Energy and Wildlife Officials Work Together

colorado parksA 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. Several companies are currently active Continue reading

MDF and BLM Agree on Deer Conservation Collaboration

MULE DEERThe Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on conservation projects that improve mule deer and black-tailed deer habitat on BLM-managed lands. The five-year agreement establishes a framework for cooperation on projects that sustain and enhance Continue reading

Exotic Lice Found on Front Range Deer

colorado parksWildlife officials have confirmed Colorado’s first case of exotic chewing lice in a mule deer east of Denver. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the deer, which has been euthanized, was found struggling to survive by a Watkins-area rancher February 13th. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory has since confirmed the deer was Continue reading

Northwest Colorado RAC to Meet in Silt Next Week

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet next week in Silt. Agenda items include briefings on multiple recent agency projects to include the Roan Settlement, Transwest Pipeline, and an orientation briefing regarding BLM land sales and Continue reading