Hunting gear review: Outdoor pack serves many purposes

Hunters think about gear throughout the year, not just when the weather starts to turn cooler. “We’ll see a lot more coming in late summer into early fall,” said Kevin McDowell, the operations manager for Hill People Gear, which has a store at 525 Main Street in Grand Junction to complement its online business. “Some […]

$2.57 million awarded to fund elk studies and habitat improvement across Colorado

More than $2.57 million will fund projects to research elk and improve habitat across Colorado.(Pilot & Today file photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — More than $2.57 million will fund projects aimed at studying declining elk populations across Colorado and to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife. From 1999 to 2015, herd populations have shrunk more than 50%, exacerbated by an increase in hunting from 2003 to 2004, according to studies from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. […]

Wolves at the door: November ballot proposal of high interest to Colorado hunters

A pack of wolves appears to be active in northwest Colorado after officials verified it last January with eyewitness sightings, a ravaged elk carcass and, yes, scat analysis, said Randy Hampton, Public Information Officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We know for a fact that wolves poop in the woods,” Hampton said, pausing before adding […]

10 test positive for COVID-19 at Routt County hunting camp

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A hunting camp in Routt County recently experienced an outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases, county health officials confirmed Wednesday. The camp had 10 confirmed cases, none of which were permanent county residents. Not being local residents, those positives were not included in the county’s total number of cases. “They are here in […]