G&F Proposes Changes to Deer Hunts
Written by wendycorr on March 18, 2019
Two meetings in the next two weeks will allow Park County residents to comment on proposed changes to deer hunting seasons in the Cody region.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing changes to 2019 deer hunting seasons in the Upper Shoshone mule deer herd, which includes Hunt Areas 110-115, and the Clarks Fork herd, Hunt Areas 105, 106, and 109.
Wildlife Biologist Tony Mong said both herds have undergone severe population declines due to tough winters and poor fawn production and recruitment. In the Clark’s Fork herd, Game and Fish proposes to reduce the general season by seven days in hunt areas 105 and 106 and reduce limited quota licenses by half in hunt areas 105, 106, and 109.
In the Upper Shoshone mule deer herd, Game and Fish proposes to shorten the general season by seven days, but add a conservative limited quota late season opportunity to both the North Fork and South Fork.
To discuss proposed changes, the public is invited to attend the local season setting meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in Powell at the Park County Fairgrounds, or March 28 in Cody at the Park County Public Library.