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Options abound for Colorado hunters

State's system allows ease and choice in planning hunting trips

Sportsmen in the United States have a lot of choices about where to hunt, but with 23 million acres of public lands and the largest elk herds in North America, Colorado has much to offer.

Public and private shooting ranges in Northwest Colorado

Public and private shooting ranges available in Northwest Colorado.

Elk for every occasion: 5 simple, everyday recipes

When you’ve got a freezer full of elk, it helps to have a little inspiration about what to do with it. The following five recipes covers most of the bases, whether you have company coming over for a summertime dinner on the patio or a hungry family to feed.

Craig’s ‘Elk Hunting Capital’ continues to promote multiple opportunities

In 2012, Northwest Colorado’s town of Craig officially achieved a status that residents and recurring tourists had known for years. The designation of “Elk Hunting Capital of the World” became a true trademark for the city, largely thanks to five years of effort by local businessman John Ponikvar, who put forth the time and money in the venture in order to brand Craig in the right way. More than a mere slogan, the title is one that remains an important part of promoting all the area has to offer to incoming hunters from around the globe.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 14, 2015: Cast, Blast and Twang starts Saturday at Wyman Museum

The Family Cast, Blast and Twang takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum, sponsored by Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter and Brother’s Custom Processing.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 10, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 10, 2015: Concealed carry certification class available Saturday

As part of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7. The $65 class includes about six hours of instruction and one to two hours of shooting.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 8, 2015: Get moving with Trapper Fitness 5K at Moffat County Fair

Moffat County Fair and Trapper Fitness Center will host a 5K Family Fun Run at 8 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the Pavilion parking lot. The cost to run is $15, which includes a t-shirt and ticket for door prizes. Registration is due at sign-up.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 7, 2015: Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School to host fall sports meetings

Moffat County High School’s fall sports teams will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the MCHS auditorium. The meeting, which will include coaches and athletic department personnel, is for parents of students planning to participate in football, volleyball, cross country or boys soccer.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2015: Friends of Moffat County Education names top runners in Saturday race

As part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education saw dozens of runners turn out for the early morning Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run. The group provided prizes for the fleetest of foot in several age brackets. Top boy and girl under age 13 were Wyatt Mortenson and Emma Jones. In ages 13 to 18, Connor Scranton and Lauren Samuelson were the top finishers.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Craig Softball Association finishing season next week

After many weeks of play starting in May, Craig Softball Association will conclude its season in the coming week with a championship tournament at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. The B League will play Monday and A League Tuesday, with both groups holding games Wednesday and Thursday to determine the overall winner. Games are at 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Stockmen’s Liquor leads the season with a 20-2 record.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 31, 2015: Saturday’s Elevate Education 5K to benefit FMCE

As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education will host the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. during the hot air balloon launch, with the races beginning at 7 a.m. The cost is $20 for ages 18 and older, kids run for free. Everyone receives a t-shirt, and prizes will go to the top individuals in different age brackets with a traveling trophy going to the group or business with the most racers.

CPW: Learn how to field dress your animal

With the big game hunting seasons approaching quickly, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering “Field Dressing 101,” another in a long line of free seminars geared toward helping hunters have a successful season, according to a news release.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals

The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.

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Dinosaur National Monument celebrates 100 years

National Park in Colorado, Utah featuring special activities throughout the year

Come October, Dinosaur National Monument will celebrate its 100th birthday, and park staff as well as surrounding communities are coming together to highlight all of the features and attractions that make the monument an international tourist hotspot.