By Dave Buchanan Country singer Kenny Rogers once cautioned us that a wise gambler “knows when to hold ’em” and “knows when to fold ’em.” Far be it from me to suggest big-game wildlife biologists are gamblers, but there must be time they feel the deck has been stacked against them. The winter of 2016-2017 […]
By Dave Buchanan On a recent frosty fall morning somewhere on Glade Park southwest of Grand Junction, Kenny Crowley lifted his head from the task at hand and looked around him. “This is my first buck and I’m very humble” for the opportunity, Crowley, a former U.S. Army captain, told his guide, Chance Graham of […]
By Dave Buchanan As spring comes to western Colorado, the signs of winter linger. Snowbanks hang on high mountain ridges, rivers fill to overflowing, and scattered across the high country, recently dropped deer and elk antlers tell of an annual process of loss and renewal. For many people, it’s these antlers, commonly called shed antlers […]
By Dale Shrull Dan Meade and Ryan Wharton were breathing hard as they reached the final target. A quick look through his range-finder and Meade barked “24 yards!” He pulled the string on his bow, his right-side shoulder muscles and biceps rippling. Taking careful aim, his left eye shut tight, he released the string with […]
By Dale Shrull (With Rachel Sauer) It won’t be long before the Western Slope has a fabulous new shooting range. Back in May, Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the area where the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex will soon open. The site is located off Interstate 70, a short distance from the Cameo exit (mile marker […]
Craig — 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. “If you can come to Colorado and hunt on public lands, there’s more opportunity here,” said Mike Porras, […]
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating a pair of big-game incidents.
A bull elk carcass was dumped along Ute Pass Road near mile marker three, north of Silverthorne. CPW learned about the carcass on Oct. 6 and is asking the public for help identifying the person responsible.
Train to Hunt is coming to Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission recently announced that the Train to Hunt regional qualifier and national competition will be held at Powderhorn next summer
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.