• Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Hunting for balance and meaning

    Seeing other trucks at the BLM access opening day darn near derailed me. We parked, anyway — mere yards from a rotund, older hunter glassing the opposite ridge — as if. Jittery, we donned our gear and requisite blaze. Walking past a bend to the secret trailhead, seven more trucks… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Bow hunting taught locally

    Walter Krom has been hunting with a bow and arrow since 1961, when he tried to hunt a squirrel in his backyard, as many young boys did, back in the day. He grew up in New Jersey, 10 miles from New York City. His dad was a hunter and archery… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    How to obtain a hunting license

    Applying for a hunting license can be confusing at first. Between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) regulations and plain old hunter strategy, I’m still learning the ins and outs, 20 years in. If you’re even reading this, you’re most likely a new hunter, so we’ll stick to the basics together… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trophy hunting ban bill dies in committee

    That was fast. Senate Bill 31 — a measure that would have prohibited trophy hunting of mountain lions, bobcats and lynx in Colorado — was introduced in the state legislature on Jan. 12 and, less than 30 days later, died in committee. The state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Draft plan considers doubling annual bear deaths

    In response to the rising incidence of local human-bear conflicts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pursuing an updated management plan for populations in the Roaring Fork and Eagle River valleys. The public has until Nov. 10 to weigh in on two proposed alternatives.

    The first maintains the current level… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Voices in Hunting: a storytelling event

    Disclosure: Sopris Sun contributor Geneviéve Villamizar is an ambassador for Artemis, a National Wildlife Federation initiative promoting conservation among sportswomen.

    Head to Marble Distilling on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. to imbibe in a spirited evening of stories and conversations on the shifts redefining hunting and food today. 

    “Voices… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Branching Out: Revelling in magnificence

    The hardest part is knowing which to do – the hustle to get in there, or the walk — so silent, you can hear the pulse in your own body. The former is spiked with adrenaline; with an anxious wanting and hope. The latter, drenched in adrenaline; an anxious wanting… read more →