‘I never thought I’d see it again’: Hunting rifle stolen from former Craig resident in 1982 reunited 38 years later

Gary Rosine can’t quite remember where he was parked or what vehicle he was driving one night in December 1982, but he certainly remembers the specific hunting rifle stolen from his vehicle 38 years ago. “It was a Remington 700 .270, and I had just purchased it,” Rosine said from his home in Fairplay. “I […]

3 Meeker residents plead guilty in elk poaching case

Three Meeker residents have been sentenced for the poaching of two trophy bull elk last fall. The case began on Sept. 25, 2019, when a witness in the Sand Wash Basin area reported a wounded bull elk and a suspicious truck to Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Jeff Goncalves.Goncalves responded and found evidence that eventually […]

Hunting and COVID-19

After a long, dark period of hibernation holed up in their dens, bears eventually emerge, scratching their bellies and ready to fill them with food and maybe a little adventure. Pat Grieve expects the hunters he serves to act exactly the same way this fall. “The hunters have been cooped up,” said Grieve, owner and […]

Hunting camping amid COVID-19

While Colorado campgrounds reopened this summer in wake of the pandemic, hunters still have to take extra precautions and realize it likely won’t be the same as previous hunting camping trips. “Camping today may look very different from what you might be used to, but we are excited for people to be able to do […]

Bear poacher gets 12-year hunting ban

Take your meat after your kill. That’s the take-home from a court decision recently handed down to a South Dakota man who was convicted in 2018 of killing and wasting a black bear in Routt County: He has lost his hunting and fishing privileges for 12 years. Robert Stalley, 58, of Pierre, South Dakota, pleaded […]

What’s New for 2019 (Plus Fees and Seasons)

What’s new for hunting in western Colorado this year? Plenty, affecting everything from license sales to youth hunting options and GMUs. We checked in with Colorado Parks & Wildlife for changes to put on your radar. ▶FUTURE GENERATIONS ACT PASSED: Hunters and anglers helped support 2018’s Future Generations Act, which and Colorado Parks and Wildlife […]