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Hunters can apply for private land hunts in Northwest Colorado

August 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of elk and mule deer hunts on private property during certain hunting seasons this fall. The hunts on the

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Hunting season is underway. Here’s what you need to know

August 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What's new for hunting in western Colorado this year? Plenty, affecting everything from license sales to youth hunting options and game-management units. We checked in with Colorado Parks & Wildlife for changes to put on your radar. Licensing: CPW transitioned to an integrated

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Parks and Wildlife officials: Eagle Valley elk population sees significant declines

June 18, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The elk population in Eagle Valley — from Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon — is down nearly 40 percent from what it was in 2002. This precipitous drop has personnel from Colorado Parks and Wildlife concerned. “I don’t think people realize the

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1st Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo planned for April 7 and 8 in Eagle

April 4, 2018 — EAGLE — Enjoying the outdoors is a quintessential part of the Colorado mountain lifestyle. So, it only stands to reason that the central mountains region is a prime location to celebrate everything that’s spectacular about the state’s outdoor opportunities. That’s what the Western Colorado Outdoor

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Spring ban on collecting antler sheds includes Steamboat area

February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In late February and early March the sun is higher in the sky than it was in January, and residents of the Yampa Valley are justified in letting their thoughts wander toward spring. Ironically, late winter is also the time that the valley's

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A year of results to remember: Top 10 sports stories of 2017

January 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It's hard to imagine a year of sports that could be more juxtaposed than 2017 was in Routt County. Some of the teams from the county's three high schools fought through seasons as long and as frustrating as could be imagined. Two

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With an upset in 8-man, Soroco football rolls on to 2nd round

November 4, 2017 — MERINO — Few things in sports seem as reliable as the small-class football playoffs and the fate of Colorado high school northern mountain teams therein. Year in and year out, fine teams filled with nice kids come out of the mountains in late October and November

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Bull moose shot, abandoned east of Meeker; CPW looking for who’s responsible

November 1, 2017 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking the public for information about a bull moose found dead and abandoned in the vicinity of Moeller Creek, near County Road 115, east of Meeker, Oct. 23. According to a news release, CPW officers learned about the moose

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Hunter’s trophy bull elk stolen from the back of his pickup near Gypsum

October 26, 2017 — A soldier's first successful bull elk hunt turned south when his prize harvest was stolen from the back of his pickup near Gypsum in the early morning hours of Oct. 20. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office and Eagle County Crime Stoppers hope someone with knowledge

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Search and Rescue staying busy during hunting season

October 24, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Even the most experienced hunters can get in trouble in the backcountry, and there are a lot of them in the woods right now trying to fill up their freezers with meat. "It's usually our busiest time of the year," Routt County

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4-H shooters shine, headed to nationals

September 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After a strong team-wide performance at the state championships, five local shooters are bound for the national 4-H shooting competition. Kendra Halder qualified in three events, .22 rifle, air rifle and air pistol. Richard Hallenbeck and Michael Henry qualified in shotgun, Taylor

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Wildlife officials want to hear what Steamboat has to say

September 5, 2017 — Tell CPW what's on your mind?

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Relaxed and confident, local 4-Hers take aim at nationals

June 21, 2017 — Life, Kendra Halder explained, can be complicated. The 18-year-old graduated from Soroco High School last month and is excited about what awaits her in the fall — class at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. An equine science program awaits, and she's excited. Still,

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14,000-acre former Peabody Energy hunting ranch on the market

November 28, 2016 — Steamboat Springs — A 14,000-acre Routt County property that for years served as Peabody Energy’s corporate hunting retreat is now on the market as a handful of smaller ranches. Real estate development company Todd Interests of Dallas purchased the land in December 2015 for $12.2

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Search and Rescue members busy during hunting season

October 25, 2016 — Steamboat Springs — A helicopter was used to find and rescue a hunter who got lost and hiked a couple miles into Wyoming on Monday. Hunting season is well underway, which means it is a busy time of year for Routt County Search and Rescue.

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Lost hunter found on Buffalo Pass

September 23, 2016 — The Routt County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue volunteers successfully found a lost hunter Thursday. The hunter was reported missing after not returning from hunting Wednesday on Buffalo Pass. On Thursday, the man’s wife located the 65-year-old’s car on Buffalo Pass. He had been

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Bow hunters rescued from cliffs on Mount Werner

August 29, 2016 — Steamboat Springs — Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers got to put a recent ropes training session to the test Saturday when a pair of bow hunters found themselves trapped on the cliffs atop Mount Werner. Two rescuers with headlamps rappelled down the cliffs in

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Hunting season starts in Northwest Colorado

August 26, 2016 — Expect to start seeing lots of blaze orange around town — hunting season is underway. Archery season for deer and elk begins Saturday and hunting guides like Eric Hamilton of Big Rack Outfitters are ready to get out of the office and into the field.

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Former Colorado official pleads guilty to hunting misdemeanor in Routt County

July 6, 2016 — Steamboat Springs — The former executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources has pleaded guilty to a hunting-related misdemeanor in Routt County. On Wednesday, a judge signed off on Mike King’s plea of guilty to hunting in a closed area, according to court

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Two 16-year-old hunters found safe on Black Mountain Tuesday

September 16, 2015 — Tamra Byrnes said her son is getting a GPS for Christmas. On Monday evening, Byrnes' 16-year-old son set out with a friend to do some small game hunting on Black Mountain — nothing out of the ordinary for the young outdoorsmen. But when a fog

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