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Craig resident pleads guilty to illegal hunting

Justin McCurdy receives two-year prison sentence

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation and prosecution of a Craig resident for a variety of wildlife offenses.

CPW seeks help with Moffat County poaching incidents

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Moffat County, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.

Craig Trap Club fired up for annual Turkey Shoot

Craig Trap Club will host its annual Turkey Shoot starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at its gun range west of Craig, north of Highway 40.

CPW seeks those liable for illegally killing, abandoning three elk in Northwest Colorado

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 this past week.



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Craig youths claim 1st bucks on hunting trips

Tiana Nichols and Blake Juergens both harvested their first deer in October during the second season, and neither had to travel too far to do so.

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Hunting season still going strong in Northwest Colorado

What's left of Colorado's 2014 hunting season?

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Area hunting improves in 2013, still difficult west of Craig

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife information-gathering, the large migrations of elk in far Northwest Colorado didn't come early enough to make the big-game hunting easy on everyone.

Noelle Leavitt Riley: We need your photos, stories for Colorado Hunter

This fall, hunters will have access to the amazing content that the Craig Daily Press and community produce for our widely read Colorado Hunter magazine. Yet, we can’t produce the publication without your help. Each year, we save a large chunk of the magazine for reader photos and written submissions. That means you have an opportunity to have your hunting photos and stories printed in our magazine.

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Parks and Wildlife: Don’t feed wild animals

Feeding wildlife attracts predators, spreads diseases

Mike Porras, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said feeding the animals not only has a variety of negative effects on big game, it also can result in fines under Colorado law.

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Spring turkey-hunting season begins Saturday

From April 13 to May 26 some 12,000 hunters will take to the fields and woods of Colorado to pursue turkeys on public and private lands.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces waterfowl stamp art contest winners

Charles Black’s winning entry, titled “A Break in the Clouds,” features two greater scaup on a Colorado lake on a cloudy day with a sliver of early morning light illuminating the ducks.

Antero Reservoir slated for draining

CPW, Denver Water cite drought conditions for decision

In response to ongoing drought conditions on the Front Range, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Friday it would drain Antero Reservoir.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife honors 2 Steamboat Springs employees

Colorado Parks and Wildlife honored employees during an awards banquet in February in Colorado Springs. Among the winners were two Parks and Wildlife officials based in Steamboat Springs: aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson and property technician Steve Baumgardner.

Antler hunting prohibited at Dinosaur National Monument

As antler collectors travel the backcountry in search of fresh sheds this spring, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking them to avoid stressing wildlife still struggling to survive the cold weather and the lack of forage.

Turkey hunting class available in Grand Junction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a class on turkey hunting in Grand Junction on March 20. The class, called “Turkey Hunting 101,” will be a one-night affair taught by veteran turkey hunters about one of the fastest-growing hunting activities in the U.S. over the past couple decades.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offering guided youth turkey hunts near Meeker

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting guided youth turkey hunts April 26 to 28 on private land near Meeker. The opportunity is available to three hunters as old as 18.

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Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service launch bighorn sheep study

During the past 10 to 15 years, two of the three bighorn sheep herds in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area have experienced population declines possibly resulting from bacterial pneumonia, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release.

BLM: Keep vehicles on roads when antler hunting

Spring marks the beginning of a different type of hunting in Northwest Colorado. But the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig is reminding shed-antler hunters that it’s illegal to travel off existing roads on public lands in Moffat and Routt counties.

New app geared to hunters, anglers

How to prepare game or fish is a question every hunter and angler faces, whether it’s in the field or back at the cabin. A new interactive application, from the designers of FishMate and HuntMate, aims at making those preparation decisions a little easier.

Parks and Wildlife accepting limited license big-game hunting applications

Applications for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, sheep, goat and bear are due April 2, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission meeting Thursday in Greeley

Stream improvements, falconry regulations on agenda

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Greeley to discuss regulations for state park and wildlife area use, updates about stream habitat improvement efforts and new falconry regulations.

Meeker outfitter sentenced in U.S. District Court

Rodebaugh to serve 41 months in prison for six Lacey Act violations

A Meeker resident convicted of six felony violations of the Lacey Act was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 72, owner of D&S Outfitters in Meeker, was sentenced to serve 41 months in federal prison, pay $37,390 in restitution to the State of Colorado, and forfeit two all terrain vehicles and a trailer used in the commission of his crimes, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife news release.

High Plains Snow Goose Fest slated for later this month in Lamar

Hundreds of bird species migrate through eastern Colorado each year, but the migration of tens of thousands of snow geese makes for a dramatic sight. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to celebrate the migration with the 11th annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival.

Report hits on hunters' economic impact

Data released in a new report by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) attempts to underscore the significance of hunters and anglers to the Colorado and national economies. Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation was used in the CSF report, called “America’s Sporting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy.” According to the report, the outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen of Colorado spent $1.3 billion and supported nearly 19,000 jobs in the state.

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