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More than a third of all known elk habitat in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem remains open for human development, according to new analysis recently published in the scientific journal Biological Conservation. Dr. Laura Gigliotti, the report’s author, said data collected shows which of the park’s 26 herds are most vulnerable at different points along their…

Hopeful hunters can apply for six big game animals, and wild turkey – and the Wyoming Super Tag raffle – until the end of January. The ringing in of the new year signals the opening of hunting applications for many hunters. At 8 a.m. on Jan. 3, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will open…

Dangerous diseases continue to spread throughout the Bighorn Basin, as brucellosis is found in a Bighorn Mountains elk – the first time the disease has been detected in the region in six years. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has detected brucellosis in Elk Hunt Area 45 in the Bighorn Mountains. The disease was detected…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect samples from mule deer and elk in the ongoing effort to monitor the spread of chronic wasting disease. Wyoming Game and Fish wants samples from at least 200 adult mule deer bucks or adult elk in seven hunt areas. All the…

Two hunters who filed multiple multi-million dollar lawsuits against Wyoming Game and Fish for an October 2019 detainment in Park County have one of their cases dismissed by a Park County judge. A Park County judge dismissed a claim of malicious prosecution two hunters brought against the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. According to the…

It’s a sign of spring in Yellowstone National Park: the first grizzly of the season has emerged from hibernation and is voraciously foraging for food. On Monday, March 7, a pilot supporting Yellowstone National Park wildlife research observed the first grizzly bear of 2022 – an adult walking in a meadow in the west-central part…

It’s another record-breaking year for the increasingly popular Wyoming Super Tag raffle, selling over 124,000 tickets and raising nearly $2 million. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s program saw another record-breaking round of ticket sales, bolstered by hunters vying for 11 chances to get a license for the state’s premier big and trophy game. Created…

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered in the Bighorn Basin once again, with an elk testing positive for the fatal disease near Basin and Greybull. Wyoming Game and Fish confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease in a new elk hunt area in the Bighorn Basin. While this isn’t a surprising discovery, it shows that…

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — If Bob Geringer had another shot, he says he wouldn’t have pulled the trigger. The 79-year-old Salol, Minnesota, man had been in Jackson Hole for several days while out on his first-ever elk hunt. Checking out a new-to-him area alongside the scenic Snake River on a recent morning, Geringer and two…

Bighorn Basin residents are being asked to be part of the solution to chronic wasting disease by attending the meetings held this week by Wyoming Game and Fish. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites hunters, landowners, and other interested persons to attend one of two public meetings to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) and…


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