Moffat County’s Hamilton family keeps up traditions, competitions while hunting throughout years

Be it elusive fowl, clever deer or even a hulking bear, the Hamilton family has seen beasts of all sizes while traversing the terrain of Northwest Colorado. But, no matter what types of outdoor adventures they have seen over the years, no matter how many trophy-level animals they harvest, no matter how tough the elements […]

Meat processor roundup

When it’s time to get your meat processed, the closer to where you shot your animal the better. Luckily, a variety of high-quality meat processors bed down right here in western Colorado, ensuring you can enjoy the spoils of your hunt without spoiling your game. Steamboat Springs Elk River Custom Meats Twenty-four hours per day, […]

Loophole for Locals: Ranching for Wildlife

Live in Colorado and want a great hunt without the expense of guides, outfitters or access fees? More than a million acres of prime private wildlife habitat is open to the public on a limited basis under CPW’s Ranching for Wildlife program. Licenses for these private land hunts, available only to in-state residents, cost the […]

Train to Hunt

Benn Conner stopped to catch his breath and looked up the mountain. His face told it all. A long uphill trek remained for the 33-year-old from Fruita. With his compound bow in hand and 50 pounds in his pack, he grimaced and trudged onward. At a flat stretch, he trotted toward the next target area. […]

What’s New for 2018

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. Licensing changes: CPW transitioned to an integrated licensing, pass and reservation system in January 2018. All customers will need […]

Hunting with E-bikes

It’s 6 a.m. and archery hunters Ed Watson and Matt Hammer are approaching their destination after a 2,000-vertical-foot climb in the Park Range. They’ve arrived quietly — no animal-scaring noise from the likes of an ATV — and are barely huffing and puffing.   The secret? They used E-bikes, in particular electric bicycles from Vail, […]