3D tourneys test skills of Colorado archers

A winding trail off the Utah Junction parking lot at Mary Jane reveals mountain goats, wolves, bear, elk, deer and even a couple of dinosaurs — all targets carefully placed by the Grand County Archers Association. In late July, the archers returned to the mountainside to put new holes in their targets — secured through […]

CPW lion management aims for stability in numbers

 Many Coloradans go a lifetime without ever getting the chance to see an elusive mountain lion in the wild. Others, unfortunately, encounter them far too close to home, raising concerns about potential conflicts between the big cats and humans. New Colorado Parks and Wildlife management measures seek to maintain healthy levels of lions while addressing […]

Hunting licenses, park visits way up during pandemic

When the pandemic hit hard in the United States and Colorado starting early last year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel like Travis Duncan had little idea what it would mean for hunting activity and whether to expect applications for 2020 big-game primary draw licenses to go up or down. Up, resoundingly, the answer turned out […]

Sections of Yampa, Elk rivers now under voluntary fishing closure

Voluntary closures have been enacted starting Tuesday on sections of the Yampa and Elk rivers in Routt County. Low water flow and warm temperatures are to blame for the closure, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Anglers are asked to avoid fishing after noon on the Yampa River as it runs through the boundaries of […]

Winners announced in 2021 Colorado Hunter Photo Contest

From 424 votes on 188 entries come five winners of the 2021 Colorado Hunter Photo Contest.  Each of the five winners will receive gift cards from Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, a longtime supporter of Colorado Hunter.  Winners were selected from five categories — Big Game, Fowl, Fishing, Landscape or Portrait — during a voting process […]

Colorado fly-fisherwoman wants to help more ladies get hooked on the sport

An occupational therapist turned fly-fisherwoman, Christina Senechal is hoping to turn more women onto the sport by inviting them to join her Thursday evenings at a local fishing pond in Rifle. With three extra fishing rods on hand, Senechal says she’s gotten a lot of interest from women who said they’d like to try fly-fishing, […]

Hunter charged in Colorado shooting death goes to trial

A man charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection to a deadly hunting incident last fall pleaded not guilty in Grand County District Court on May 27, setting his case for trial in October. Harry Watkins, 52, is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Simon Howell of West Virginia on Nov. 9 while they were […]

‘You don’t need a man to hold your hand’: Sportswoman works to boost confidence of women in hunting

With her bow resting evenly across her shoulders, Andraya Grangroth swiftly paced up a steep, sandy incline toward the top of a hill outside of New Castle. “Don’t tell anyone about this spot,” Grangroth said, seemingly unaffected by strenuous cardio demanded by the hike. “I like to challenge myself physically during a hunt. It’s one […]