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Moffat County woman bags a bull elk that scored over 350

After 15 years of trying for a special hunting license to hunt elk in one of Northwest Colorado’s trophy elk units, Moffat County woman Jamie Butler scored the tag and a six point trophy bull elk. Jamie Butler is an experienced hunter, but this hunt was the most intense hunt of her life.

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Moffat County court sentences poacher for killing six-point bull elk

Denver man Agapito Alarid II was sentenced in Moffat County Court on Monday after pleading guilty for illegal possession of an elk. He was fined $11,000 for shooting the 6 x 6 point bull elk in 2015 in Game Management Unit 2, a Unit managed for trophy elk and highly sought after by hunters.

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Missing hunter found alive in Northwest Colorado

Michigan's David Boelcke located in Rio Blanco County following four-day search

On Tuesday, search officials located David Boelcke, a 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest and went missing Nov. 5.

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Name released for hunter missing near White River National Forest, search continues

David Boelcke, a 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest, was reported missing this weekend by his hunting partner.

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Hunter goes missing near Meeker in the White River National Forest

A 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest near Meeker, was reported missing on Saturday by his hunting partner, according to a news release from Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

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Fishing in Northwest Colorado is great fall fun

Big game hunting usually grabs the headlines in Northwest Colorado this time of year, however fall fishing is also fantastic. “Fishing in the fall tends to be overlooked, but it can be one of the best times to enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado,” said Northwest Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin in an email.

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Rabbit fever confirmed in Mesa, Moffat counties

One human, two wild animals and one domestic animal in Mesa County along with a domestic animal in Moffat County have tested positive with Tularemia.

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Yampa Valley Chapter draws winning tickets for big hunting prizes

Many are on the hunt for a big prize each year, but only a select few are chosen. Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter hosted its annual drawing Saturday afternoon in the showroom of Mountain Man Taxidermy.

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Rifle season starts in Northwest Colorado

It’s a banging time of year in Northwest Colorado as rifle-hunting season fires off on Saturday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 15, 2016: Moffat County girls basketball to host Saturday youth camp

The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a free camp for girls grades three through six involved in Craig Parks & Recreation hoops, teaching fundamental skills in the sport. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Elk left to rot by the side of the road investigated by CPW

A bulk elk carcass dumped along Ute Pass Road north of Silverthorne is under investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Pink gets new purpose in Northwest Colorado

This October, pink can be worn in Colorado for a new purpose aside from creating awareness for breast cancer.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 10, 2016: Win big in Daily Press Fan of the Week Contest

Do you attend every single Bulldog sporting event? Now is your chance to earn some bragging rights as well as other prizes as part of the Craig Daily Press Fan of the Week Contest. Each week, the newspaper will run a crowd photo from a local sporting event and highlight one of the spectators. Watch for the ad to run Wednesdays to see if your loyalty to the blue and white has paid off, and come by the Daily Press office at 466 Yampa Ave. if you’re the lucky winner.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 8, 2016: Moffat County girls basketball to host ball drop, youth camp

The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a golf ball drop fundraiser during the Homecoming football game Oct. 14. Entries will be on sale throughout the night at a cost of $10 per ball, with the drop taking place after the game. The winner will be closest to the pin and will take home $1,000. MCHS Lady Bulldogs players and coaches will also host a free camp for girls grades three through six involved in Craig Parks & Recreation hoops, teaching fundamental skills in the sport. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Moffat County women are in the hunt

Deep connections to the land and to family motivate three local women to carry on big game hunting traditions

Increasing the number of non-traditional hunters, including women, may be vital to the health of Colorado’s wildlife and understanding the motivations of women who already hunt may provide ways to encourage others to join the chase. “When mothers and daughters hunt it open the experience up to entire families,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Northwest region.

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