Hunting

Colorado hunting ranch sues oil company over leak

The owner of a Colorado big-game hunting ranch has sued an oil and gas company over a pipeline leak that the suit says contaminated the property and killed its planned $5 million sale. Lawyers for...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Input sought on San Luis Valley big-game management

In response to public meetings held earlier this month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public comments about big-game management in the San Luis Valley and south San Juan Mountains (Game...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Cortez Outdoor and Gun Show draws enthusiasts of all ages

The 2017 Steve Blackwell’s Ultimate Outdoor and Gun Show drew hundreds of vendors and guests to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds over the first weekend in May. Blackwell, a retired Idaho sheriff,...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dove Creek farmer awarded $26,500 in damages from elk

A Dove Creek farmer was reimbursed more than $26,500 on May 5, after a herd of elk last summer destroyed his cornfield, resulting in a complete loss of crops. The money comes from a Colorado Parks...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Questions mount around raising hunting, fishing fees

DENVER – A measure that would increase the cost of hunting, fishing and exploring Colorado’s state parks has cleared the state Houses, but questions about its implications mount as it heads to the...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Enviros sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears....

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado officials will present plan to cull mountain lions

The Journal Chuck Anderson, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mammal research leader, will lead a presentation on CPW’s three-year plan to increase the mule deer population in two regions of Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado’s controversial plan to kill deer’s predators

The helicopter lowers over the sagebrush and scrub of Colorado’s Roan Plateau, two big canvas bags dangling below it like 80-pound sacks of potatoes. Chuck Anderson’s research team turns their...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa

The Tres Rios BLM office has elected to defer portions of proposed oil and gas leases that are within Lone Mesa State Park north of Dolores. About 1,000 acres from three parcels within the park...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Search and Rescue’s busy hunting season

United Search and Rescue of Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and K9 Search and Rescue of Dolores have been busy with trainings and actual missions. On Nov. 11, the teams were put on stand-by for...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State regulators consider measure to cull deer predators

State regulators are considering allowing the hunting of mule deer predators in some parts of western Colorado in an effort to increase deer populations. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Search and Rescue gets a busy hunting season

United Search and Rescue of Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and K9 Search and Rescue of Dolores have been busy with trainings and actual missions. On Nov. 11, the teams were put on stand-by for...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News