Colorado county passes resolution to block ’artificially introduced wolves’

Rio Blanco County fired the first salvo in the growing battle with the reintroduction of wolves Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to reaffirm the county’s opposition to wolf reintroduction to become a Wolf Reintroduction Sanctuary County. Rio Blanco County is the first in the […]

As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

BILLINGS, MONTANA — Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers. In Montana, lawmakers are advancing measures to […]

Entries open for Colorado Hunter photo contest

Attention hunters — we want you to share your best memories from the 2020 hunt! Colorado Hunter magazine is sponsoring a Photo Contest and is accepting entries through April 30. Whether your photos capture a prize kill or catch, beautiful scenery or the comradery of hunting, we want to see them. We’re accepting photos in […]

Colorado commission planning wolf reintroduction putting stakeholder feedback ahead of speed

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The commission tasked by voters to develop a plan to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado by the end of 2023 will reportedly take its time to gather feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders. The prodding pace has garnered pushback from supporters of reintroduction who say such a long process could make […]

Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A hunter from Colorado Springs has been permanently banned from hunting in 48 states, including Colorado, after he pleaded guilty to several poaching charges across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing examiner Steven Cooley decided last week to permanently suspend hunting privileges for Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, after he […]

Ivory Tip Outfitters: Craig pastor runs full-service hunting operation

Family roots run deep for Tony Bohrer. His great-grandparents homesteaded in Moffat County in the early 1900s and he has been pastor at Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Craig for 15 years. That long local heritage has given Bohrer a solid understanding of the region’s values and traditions, along with the outdoor lifestyle that has sustained […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife to consider creating annual and daily passes for wildlife areas

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission in March will consider a proposal to create a new state wildlife area annual pass costing $46.48. The commission also will be considering a daily pass in the $8 to $9 range, consistent with what is charged at state parks. The proposals come after CPW last year began requiring […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife locates, collars gray wolf in north-central Colorado

As Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to work on a plan to reintroduce gray wolves to Colorado, the state agency finds itself dealing with a wolf that may have crossed over into the state in north-central Colorado recently, linking up with a previously-collared male wolf that entered Colorado in 2019 from the Snake River wolf […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife affirms use of electronic calls in mountain lion hunts

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission last week stuck by a decision made last fall to allow the use of electronic calls to hunt mountain lions in some areas, amid continuing debate over the ethics of the practice. The commission approved regulations allowing the practice in accordance with the Western Slope mountain lion management plan […]