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  • Colorado deputies find 2 missing boys

    FORT COLLINS — Two boys missing in rugged forest north of Rocky Mountain National Park were found alive and well. Larimer County officials say the boys, ages 11 and 12, were separated from their group while hunting small game. They did not require any medical attention when found Sunday and were being reunited with their hunting party from...

  • Hunter was carrying mountain goat during fatal fall near Aspen

    ASPEN — The man who died after a fall on a peak near Aspen was one of just a handful of people given a permit to hunt mountain goats in Colorado. Forty-two-year-old Theodore James Leach of Littleton, Colorado was carrying a mountain goat he had killed when he fell on North Maroon Peak. He was airlifted off the mountain Sunday and later died...

  • Labor Day marks the opening of Colorado small game season

    Several small game and waterfowl opportunities kicked off Sept. 1 throughout the state, announced Colorado Parks & Wildlife. CPW resources for both new and veteran hunters ensure that whether you are on the lookout for doves, grouse or geese, the experience in the outdoors will be enjoyable. Click here to find out more.  Colorado...

  • Convicted elk poacher, a former Boulder cop, avoids prison

    BOULDER — Former Boulder police Officer Sam Carter was spared prison time Friday in the highly contentious Mapleton elk case after a district court judge sentenced the 37-year-old to four years probation and 200 hours of community service in the killing of the trophy animal last year. Carter also was sentenced to 30 days on a work crew....

  • PLOTS hunting guides available in North Dakota

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state guide that maps tracts of private land open to hunting in North Dakota is available online at the state Game and Fish Department website. The free PLOTS guides also will be available at most hunting license vendors throughout the state beginning in early September. PLOTS stands for Private Lands Open to...

  • Colorado outfitter pleads guilty to leading mountain lion, bobcat hunting expeditions

    A Mack hunting outfitter accused of selling illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunting expeditions for thousands of dollars pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Between 2007 and 2010, 55-year-old Christopher W. Loncarich and his assistants sold guided, illegal hunts in...

  • Fort Carson soldier, Olympian cited after poaching deer at Colorado Springs car dealership

    An Olympic wrestler and Fort Carson soldier was cited Thursday night after he allegedly stalked and shot a deer with a bow and arrow at a car dealership in southwestern Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police and wildlife officials rushed to Motor City on Thursday night after a man identified as Dremiel Byers was seen shortly before 
7 p.m....

  • Forest Service bans recreational shooting in Mount Herman area

    A strip of U.S. Forest Service land between Monument and Woodland Park is now off-limits to recreational shooters. The Forest Service said safety concerns stemming from increased use in the Mount Herman area led to its decision to ban recreational shooting along Mt. Herman Road, or Forest Service Road 320, from Monument to the Teller County...

  • Pitkin elk population prompts hunting expansion

    SNOWMASS VILLAGE — Sky Mountain Park near Snowmass Village will have elk hunting this fall for the first time. The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1nqA2hk ) that hunting will be allowed to thin the elk population that uses the open space as both winter habitat and a migration corridor. The hunting will take place on about 1,200...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    Ryan and Brenda are the reason that two indoor shooting ranges are under construction in the Pikes Peak region, and an outdoor range will open next month - demographically speaking, that is. Ryan, who asked that the couple's last name not be used, remembers a news story a few years ago about home invasion robbers breaking through front doors....

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