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Game and Fish Monitoring Wildlife During Harsh Winter

Written by on February 28, 2017

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing to monitor wildlife closely as new storms have moved into the state.

Brian Nesvik, chief of the wildlife division, says that the worst winter conditions are found in western Wyoming, while conditions in eastern Wyoming are closer to an average winter.

Nesvik says that the main tool that officials can utilize to deal with a harsh winter, in the short-term, is to adjust hunting seasons for deer, antelope and elk. Habitat improvement projects are longer term management actions that can help mitigate some of the impacts of harsh winters.

Doug Brimeyer, deputy chief of the Wildlife Division, says Game and Fish is confident wildlife herds will bounce back from this winter, and there will still be plentiful opportunities for hunting and wildlife viewing in 2017.

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