Game and Fish

The interim report from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) working group is now available to the public. The report represents a consensus of recommendations from the 31-Wyoming citizens charged with examining CWD management in the state. The report comes after three work sessions that included information and presentations on CWD from experts,…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer hunt area 152, approximately 12 miles west of Bondurant on Willow Creek. The mule deer buck that tested positive was hunter-harvested. This is the first time CWD has been found in deer hunt area 152, part of the Sublette mule deer herd, and…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently stocked largemouth bass in Renner Reservoir, bringing a multi-year rehabilitation effort of the 70 acre reservoir south of Hyattville to a close. With the help of generous landowner, Game and Fish captured 404 largemouth bass ranging in size from 3-14.5 inches from a nearby lake and transplanted them…

At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on September 20th, as well as a subadult male grizzly bear on September 22nd. The adult male bear was captured for killing cattle on private lands northwest of Thermopolis, WY.…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect samples from mule deer bucks for chronic wasting disease testing in targeted areas of the Bighorn Basin. Hunters are a very important component in helping Game and Fish understand the disease and achieve CWD monitoring goals. Game and Fish is asking…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $3,500 donation to support access for hunters and anglers through the Access Yes program. This donation comes from Quail Forever. The donation will provide nearly 10,850 acres of access. Access Yes is a program that facilitates the partnership between private landowners, the Wyoming Game and Fish…

At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service–the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly bear on Thursday–August 1st. The bear was captured for killing cattle on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale, WY. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and…

To keep boaters safe on the water for Independence Day, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department asks adults to be mindful of alcohol consumption. Alcohol use is a leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and boating crashes. As of July 1, 2019, the blood alcohol concentration limit of someone operating motorized boats is 0.08…

Wyoming Game and Fish recently held five public meetings across the state to provide information and hear the public’s thoughts about how to manage Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming. The meetings drew 147 people who engaged in facilitated dialogue with Game and Fish personnel on their concerns and how to best address them. Game and…

As the summer continues and more opportunities to explore the outdoors arise–some will encounter injured wildlife. While it is natural to want to help wildlife that appears to be hurt or abandoned–Wyoming Game and Fish officials remind the public to not approach or try to capture the animal. The best course of action is to…


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