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Captive Breeding

Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds has five more years to see if they can become the first organization in the nation to breed captive greater sage grouse. One of the many bills passed by the 66th Wyoming Legislature is Senate File 61. Senate File 61 removes the expiration date for “certifications for greater sage grouse…

More wildlife advocates are voicing their disapproval of Senate File 61, which would extend the effort to collect sage grouse eggs and raise birds in captivity. The 66th Wyoming Legislature continues with its 2022 Budget Session. This is the time when the Wyoming Senate and House discuss several non-budget bills and decide which will advance…

Wyoming Game and Fish cold-stocked and warm traded its way through an extremely fishy year, enhancing future angling experiences across the state. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is wrapping up fish stocking for the year – and it was tremendous. Overall, the department put more than 6.5 million fish in 368 Wyoming waters to…

History has hatched in Powell as a commercial operation succeeds in the first steps of giving greater sage grouse a much-needed boost throughout Wyoming. Seven wild sage grouse eggs have hatched into seven captive chicks at Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds. According to the Powell Tribune, it’s the first time a commercial operation has successfully…

Lovell is making history in a fishy way. For the first time in the United States, kokanee salmon are being successfully bred and raised in captivity at the Tillett Springs Rearing Station north of Lovell. This success has come after years of effort from the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish along with many other…


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