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  • Colorado outfitter headed to prison for illegal wildcat hunts

    DENVER — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that 56-year-old Christopher W. Loncarich of Mack was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years' probation...

  • Carbon monoxide suspected in hunter's death in northwestern Colorado

    MEEKER — Moffat County authorities say one hunter has died and two have been taken to a hospital in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning in northwestern Colorado. The Craig Daily Press reports (http://tinyurl.com/o4gkgkm ) the hunters were found in a tent Sunday. Moffat County Sheriff's Lt. KC Hume says investigators believe...

  • Search resuming for missing Colorado hunter

    FRASER — Searchers plan to resume looking for a hunter missing amid sub-zero temperatures in western Colorado. Crews are expected to return to the Meadowcreek Reservoir area near Fraser on Monday to look for a 51-year-old man who was reported missing Saturday. His name hasn't been released. The Grand County Sheriff's Department says...

  • Search on for missing hunter in Colorado

    FRASER — The Grand County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing hunter in the Meadowcreek Reservoir area near the town of Fraser. Authorities were notified Saturday afternoon that a 51-year-old man was missing. Searchers went out Saturday night and returned on Sunday to continue their search. Authorities are concerned because the...

  • Hunting club may cancel endangered rhino hunt

    DALLAS — A Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Africa said it will cancel the hunt if a federal agency denies the winning bidder's request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy. Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 at a January auction that the Dallas Safari Club billed as a...

  • In pursuit of the perfect bird dog

    Were Jerry Kolter an accountant or an engineer, he could solve problems with mathematical precision. Instead, as a breeder of bird dogs, along with his wife, Betsy Danielson, he lives in a world of nuance and inferences, or what some might call educated guesses. "Bird dogs" in this instance defines canines that can race lickety-split...

  • Two Colorado Springs shooting ranges get state grant money

    Improvements are on the way for two local shooting ranges. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday that a total $500,000 would be awarded to 11 Colorado shooting ranges, including two in Colorado Springs, through the Shooting Range Development Grant. The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex on Fort Carson will receive $110,000 - more...

  • MLB player kills massive elk, posts photo on social media

    A Major League Baseball player shot and killed a large elk and has the photo to prove it. LaRoche, the free agent first baseman, posted a photo of the massive animal on Twitter Wednesday. “Thank you Lord for the Rocky Mountain Elk! #BuckCommander,” his tweet read.

  • La. men must pay $1.5M in deer smuggling case

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Three Louisiana, men have been sentenced for smuggling white-tailed deer into Mississippi in violation of a law that protects the state's deer population from chronic wasting disease. Wildlife officials said such smuggling, called importing under the law, also can infect livestock with tuberculosis and brucellosis....

  • One solution to Florida's wild pig problem: Eat them

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — When life hands you nuisance pigs, make pork chops. And since Florida has an estimated 1 million feral pigs — the most in the country per square mile — Charlotte County rancher Keith Mann saw an opportunity to capitalize on that idea in a novel way. He has established a working relationship with trappers, USDA...

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