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Grizzlies could lose their protected status as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is examining the merits of three petitions requesting the bears be removed from the Endangered Species List. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a finding stating that removing federal protections from grizzly bear populations in the Greater Yellowstone and Northern Continental…

The U.S.D.A. hopes its incentive programs will entice more land owners to make their properties more environmentally friendly, especially in areas with critical habitats for mule deer and other native species. U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (N.R.C.S.) in Wyoming is currently accepting applications for enrollment into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (E.Q.I.P.) specifically for the…

Collaring is the first step in an ambitious five-year study to monitor mule deer herds across Wyoming for better information – and better futures for critical wildlife. Wyoming Game and Fish recently collared Mule deer in the Laramie Mountains herd unit to kick off the groundbreaking Mule Deer Monitoring Project. The project seeks to collect…

With an abundance of natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation, the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and State Parks wants the community to give opinions to determine a path for the future. In partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Wyoming State Parks is embarking on a resource management planning process for Buffalo Bill Reservoir and…

Wyoming Game and Fish wants to inspire the hunting spirit in the Bighorn Basin’s next generation with a special pheasant hunt in a wildlife habitat management area near Lovell. The youth-only pheasant hunt will be conducted Nov. 18-20 at Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Lovell. During this three-day timeframe, pheasant hunting is restricted to…

An outbreak of pneumonia is killing a population of bighorn sheep in the Bighorn Mountains, which is why Wyoming Game and Fish is destroying every carcass they find to stop the spread of the strain. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has documented a disease outbreak in the Devil’s Canyon bighorn sheep herd northeast of…

There’s a new business in town, as Wyoming Game and Fish released nearly 20 ferrets on the same Meeteetse ranch where the species “rose from the grave” after presumed extinction over 40 years ago. Eighteen black-footed ferrets were released on the historic recovery site near Meeteetse last week. Twelve male and six female captive-born ferrets…

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022,  the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Draper Natural History will host a panel of experts from around the country to discuss “black-footed ferret conservation.” Moderated by Pitchfork Ranch owner Lenox Baker, the discussion explores the “challenges, breakthroughs, and contributions” of these experts to the conservation of the…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) welcomed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support “climate-smart agriculture.” The historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today to improve opportunities for nutrient management. NRCS will target funding to…

While there are no outbreaks, Wyoming Game and Fish wants to keep tabs on sage grouse populations to monitor for the devastating West Nile virus. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking everyone, especially landowners, to report dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so the birds can be tested for…


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