Homicide charges filed in Grand County hunting death

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has charged one man with homicide for the Nov. 9 shooting of a hunter in Grand County. Harry Watkins, 52, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide after he allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old Simon Howell of West Virginia outside Kremmling. Watkins and Howell were part of the same hunting […]

Colorado hunter’s prowess earns return appearance in best-of-the-best ‘Extreme Huntress’ competition

‘Extreme Huntress’ 10th Anniversary competitors were, left to right, Lindsey Christensen, Jackie Gross Guccini, Ulrika Karlson-Arne and Angie Tennison (Photo by Tom Opre, ExtremeHuntress.com).   Go bow hunting with Jackie Gross Guccini of Silt, Colorado, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone more skilled or passionate about the sport — and, more importantly, sharing it […]

DNA testing is revolutionary tool for hunting investigators

Kim Frazier can’t hide her delight in retelling the story of the bear that helped investigators crack a Colorado poaching case. She’s director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Forensic & Fish Health Laboratory, which does DNA testing for more than a dozen state wildlife agencies including Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Our favorite case […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it will move forward with wolf reintroduction after ballot measure appears to pass

DENVER — Colorado’s wildlife agency said Thursday it considers a ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state to have passed after a group that opposes the initiative conceded the race and the agency consulted with the office of Gov. Jared Polis. An announcement by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that it would begin planning for […]

‘Black Powder’ gives longtime Colorado muzzleloader hunter new challenges

Muzzleloader. The word itself conjures up images of a Louis L’Amour hero taking out an attacking grizzly, or Redford as Jeremiah Johnson finding the .50 caliber Hawken in the frozen hands of Hatchet Jack. That grizzled mountain-man image is not so far off from the actual picture of Routt County resident and muzzleloader hunter David […]

Maybell’s meat man recalls decades of serving Colorado hunters

For 29 years, the small meat processing shop on Maybell’s main street came to life every fall to accommodate the hundreds of hunters that call northwest Colorado their temporary home during hunting season. “I employed almost everybody in Maybell at one time or another,” said Dar Haskins, owner and operator of the meat cutting operation […]