Mule deer buck considered trophy quality by Samson Law; fines exceed $24,000
The numbers speak for themselves in a Northwest Colorado poaching case involving four parties across three separate states with more than one year of investigation and thousands of dollars in fines. Colorado Parks and Wildlife released details Thursday about a November 2014 poaching incident involving a Moffat County outfitter and parties from Mississippi and Missouri.
Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW
Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a cheer camp Mondays and Thursdays for participants in first- through sixth grade who would like to cheer during Doak Walker football games in the fall. Practices begin this Monday, and cheerleaders will learn chants and dance routines, as well learning responsibility and making friends.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will host an open tryout from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Participation is free and open to any college-age athletes interested in playing for the CNCC Spartans during their inaugural seasons this fall. Women will start at 12:30 p.m. and men at 2 p.m.
The 2016 Northwest Colorado Gymkhana Series takes place Wednesday nights at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way, running through Aug. 17. The weekly is open to age groups ranging from 4 and younger to 19 and older, with entries starting at 5:30 p.m. and riders beginning at 6 p.m. and including barrel racing poles and flags.
The annual Cast ‘N Blast event, promoting fishing, shooting and archery, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. US Highway 40, as sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colorado Mule Deer Association and the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International.
This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.
National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office working to locate missing rafter near Dinosaur National Monument
Search and rescue staff from the National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office and a commercial outfitter are responding to a report of a missing rafter at Disaster Falls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.
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Since mid-April, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Aquatic Biologist Cory Noble and a crew of seasonal fishery technicians have been electroshock fishing for non-native fish in the Yampa River.
Little Rascals Pond is stocked up and ready for summer fishing.
Pink apparel provides hunters same safety of orange, encourages women to hunt
Earlier this year, a law was passed allowing hunters to choose between traditional blaze orange or hot pink.
Yampa Valley Trail Riders will host the third annual Spring Fever Fun Day May 14 at Sand Wash Basin. Those attending can meet at the Sand Wash corrals with camping available throughout that Friday and Saturday. To get to the corrals, drive west on US Highway 40 turn onto Colorado Highway 40 and then onto Moffat County Road 67. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with an educational tour starting at 9:15 a.m.
Last defendant in Utah and Colorado poaching operation pleads guilty
The last of six defendants in a poaching scheme that involved maiming mountain lions and transporting them across state lines pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on April 6.
This week, I am on the Big Island of Hawaii with 19 other members of the SKY Club, the student astronomy club at Colorado Mountain College.