Colorado: ‘Trophy hunter’ sought for questioning

A mule deer in Colorado. PHOTO COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE.

Wildlife officers say mule deer carcass was left to rot in a dump near Granby with its head cut off

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — State wildlife officials are asking the public for help in tracking down a trophy hunter who left a headless mule deer carcass in a dump site along the Colorado River, a few miles west of Granby.

The carcass was discovered March 20, but based on evidence at the scene, wildlife officers believe the deer was harvested legally during last year’s hunting season, but never skinned and prepared for human consumption as required by law. The condition of the carcass suggests it was dumped only days before it was discovered.

Leaving the meat to waste is illegal in Colorado.

“This was a waste of Colorado’s wildlife resource, and we take it seriously,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Scott Murdoch. “It appears that the person who did this hung the animal after it was killed months ago, but never got around to actually preparing it for consumption.” Continue reading

Colorado: Free fishing lessons for kids Aug. 19 in Granby

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Kids can get some free fishing info Aug. 19 at a clinic in Granby.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Colorado kids under 12 can learn about the basics of rods, reels and lures during a free fishing clinic coming up Aug. 19 in Granby.

The Hot Sulphur Springs office of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting the event as a fun way to introduce youngsters to angling.

“We hope these kids become the anglers of tomorrow,” said Granby area dstrict wildlife manger Scott Murdoch. “Colorado needs a new generation that will not only enjoy this wonderful sport, but will also help maintain our fisheries and habitat.”

The free event will be held at the Kaibab Kids Fishing Pond in Granby, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents are welcome to come along and learn with their kids. The clinic is free, and rods and reels will be provided, but pre-registration is required.

Space is limited so please call the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hot Sulphur Springs office at 970-725-6200 to reserve a space.

Check out the Parks and Wildlife fishing webpage for more.

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