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Adventures of two men on the Yampa River in 1941

Nearly 74 years ago, two Moffat County residents set off on a seven-day fishing and floating adventure down the Yampa River on a boat made of canvas.

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Where the sage grouse roam: Conservation and development on the Western landscape

Since it was deemed “warranted but precluded” from protection under the Endangered Species Act in 2010, the greater sage grouse has become the poster child of a massive conservation effort aimed at protecting the sagebrush ecosystem in 11 states throughout the West.

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Over-the-counter, leftover licenses offered for Colorado hunting

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hunters preparing for a trip to Colorado can purchase over-the-counter licenses both online, in person and over the phone at 1-800-244-5613.

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Where the sage grouse roam, Part III: Will new regulations threaten Northwest Colorado's energy economy?

At a time when city and county officials are scrambling to find ways to diversify Moffat County’s economy to ensure its survival into the future, increased regulation designed to preserve sage grouse habitat could threaten to close the door on future oil and gas development.

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Where the sage grouse roam, Part II: Ranching for conservation

On a cold, April morning, nearly 170 sage grouse cocks convene in a dormant rye field in northern Moffat County with their tail feathers held high and white, feathery chests proudly puffed. Driven by testosterone and deeply rooted instincts, the male birds gather at annual mating grounds known as leks, alternatively described as both a dance floor and a singles bar for sage grouse. They come seeking to mate.

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Where the sage grouse roam, Part I: The future of conservation and development on the Western landscape

Though the imminent threat of an endangered species listing is off the table, this September, a decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will mark the culmination of years — even decades — of conservation work that is changing the face of the West.

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BLM sage grouse plans set new precedent for conservation

An effort to protect the greater sage grou¬¬¬se across 11 Western states took a step forward Thursday with the release of 14 Final Environmental Impact Statements from the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.

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Young hunters sharpen skills during trip in Moffat County

Parks & Wildlife hopes to expand mentored hunt program

Colorado Parks & Wildlife provided two young hunters with a mentored turkey hunt in Moffat County this past weekend, the honors going to 12-year-old Laadan Rothermund, from Craig, and Savanna Goodin, 16, of Falcon, near Colorado Springs. The two suited up in their camouflage and took to the northwesternmost part of Northwest Colorado, Douglas Mountain near Browns Park Wildlife Refuge.

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Jimmy Westlake: Leo ushers in spring

The arrival of Leo into our early evening sky is a sure sign that springtime is not far behind.

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.

Waterfowl hunters may have to pay a little more for stamps next year

When Will Ela of Hotchkiss and countless other waterfowl hunters across the nation buy their next Federal Waterfowl Stamp, the price likely will have increased by $10 over this year’s $15.

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.

Hunting sees new trends for Craig, Moffat County

With the majority of the hunting season completed as of Sunday, feedback has been mostly positive for Craig and Moffat County outlets with regard to the conditions.

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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Moffat County teens learn from Parks & Wildlife mentored hunt

Moffat County’s Lane White, 14, Logan Knez, 13 and Isaac Montoya, 15 were selected to participate in the first mentored waterfowl hunt in this area and what will be an annual tradition for local youth. The mentored hunt is part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Outreach Program, an ongoing effort to encourage women and youth to head outdoors and enjoy the state's abundant natural resources.

The perfect ‘shot’

Some tips for taking a photo after the kill

It's the moment you’ve dreamt of for years ­— You’ve just taken the shot of a lifetime and the trophy of a lifetime is on the ground. Now, you’re faced with the second most-important shot of your life. This time, however, it’s with your camera. The saying “Without a photo, it didn’t happen” never rings more true than when you are recording that all-important trophy.

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Hunting season still going strong in Northwest Colorado

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

Commission approves offering Apprentice Hunter program

A proposal to allow youths 10 years and older to hunt one time without taking a hunter education course was adopted Thursday by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission.

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