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HUNT 2011 Huntmaster elk

The Huntmaster

By Dave Buchanan

By his own admission, Dan Uhrich isn’t your typical hunter. Most hunters will admit to having a personal preference when it comes to stalking wildlife. It might be the challenge of out-smarting a super-cautious wild turkey, ...


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Proud hunter and father

By Special to the Sentinel

In 2006, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and my employer, the Grand Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center, did a cooperative program to take disabled veterans hunting. During this hunt, Stan Johnson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...


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ATVs are here to stay

By Dave Buchanan

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, ATVs are here to stay. Whether they are all-terrain or off-road vehicles, four-wheel drive pickups, motorcycles, dirt bikes or trail bikes, motorized backcountry carriers have earned a place in the ...


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How many elk are too many or just right?

By Dave Buchanan

Trying to decide how many elk are enough elk reads a bit like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. First, it’s too hot. Then, it’s too cold. Finally, it’s just right. But we aren’t sampling porridge; we’re talking ...


Loss of large predators may impact earth’s ecosystems

By Special to the Sentinel

The decline in recent years of large predators could severely impact Earth’s ecosystems, according to a recent study from researchers at Oregon State University in conjunction with 21 other scientific and educational institutions in six ...


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Supply and demand with elk populations a key topic

By Dave Buchanan

Knowing when to increase elk licenses and when to cut them is part of the juggling act by state wildlife biologists who must balance supply with demand. Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists, and truly biologists in any state where hunting ...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife fishing report for Aug. 16

By Special to the Sentinel

With mountain basins across Colorado in their full, late-summer glory, anglers, young and old, may be venturing out to sample the allure of fishing a small stream. Though other water may have larger fish and their own sets of challenges and ...


Changes in store for Gunnison Basin

By Dave Buchanan

The game-rich Gunnison Basin has long been one of the state’s more-popular elk-hunting areas. However, in recent years changes in land use and access have affected the ability of hunters to harvest elk. Some of the large private land ...


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