Big Horn Mountains

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a buck mule deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Deer Hunt Area 50 in the Bighorn Mountains. The deer was harvested by a hunter in mid-October. CWD has been previously documented in deer in three adjacent hunt areas–47, 51 and 52. To ensure that hunters…

Some Wyoming mountains are expected to receive the first accumulating snow of the approaching winter season. The National Weather Service says rain was expected to turn to snow late Tuesday night at elevations above 8,000 feet. The snow is expected to continue through Wednesday night. Mountain ranges that are expected to see snow include the…

Black bear hunters are alerted that the fall black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains. The 2019 fall black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the…

Firefighters in parts of Wyoming worry the danger of wildfires could increase after wet spring and summer weather. The wet weather encouraged lush growth on northeast Wyoming’s grasslands. Campbell County Fire Department Operations Chief J.R. Fox says it doesn’t take many hot, dry days to dry out vegetation. He’s especially concerned about heavy growth of…

On the evening of July 30th–firefighters were looking for two reported fires in northern portion of the Bighorn National Forest. It was determined that there is likely only one fire–named the Lick Creek fire. It is currently four acres in size, burning in heavy timber fuels. Approximately 15 firefighters using All Terrain Vehicles and one…

Average conditions are predicted for the Wyoming wildfire season this year, but officials say they expect the season to be less severe than last year. Wyoming Public Radio reports State Forester Bill Crapser says fire predictions are below average for June and average for the rest of the summer. He says the state will likely…

Black bear hunters are alerted that the spring black bear season in Hunt Areas 3 and 4 closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The closed areas are located in the Bighorn Mountains. The 2019 spring black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female…

Searchers in Wyoming have found the body of a man who went missing while hunting. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness says Richard Morris Rush, of Worland, apparently crashed his all-terrain vehicle. Foul play is not suspected. Rush was staying in his camp trailer at his hunting camp located approximately 2 miles north of Big Trails,…

An audio version of this news available here. Studies of many of Wyoming’s wildlife are nothing new in the Cowboy State, but thanks to funds being made available last year, moose in the Big Horn Mountains will be the subject of the latest effort by the Game and Fish Department and other state biologists to…

An audio version of this news available here. The Terek Fire is now 85% contained. Minimal fire activity occurred yesterday and full perimeter containment is expected Friday, July 13. The fire has been mapped at 42,267 acres. This decrease in acres from yesterday is due to GPS information gathered by ground crews and helicopter operations…


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