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It appears Wyoming mule deer populations are simultaneously more restricted and diverse than biologists believed – and it’s all in their genes. A University of Wyoming-led study determined the state’s mule deer are more diverse than previously believed. After studying deer genetics and behaviors, scientists determined northern, southern, and western Wyoming have their own district…

The 2021 Wyoming Legislature passed several bills making changes to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department laws and regulations that benefit Wyomingites. The department has summarized the notable Game and Fish-related bills passed in the recent legislative session, how they will impact Wyomingites, and the next steps for implementation. All the bills listed will go…

After winter droughts and sudden spring storms, Wyoming Game and Fish hopes to temporarily lessen hunting to allow pronghorn numbers to bounce back. Wyoming remains the home to more pronghorn than any western state. Last year, pronghorn hunters reported an 88% harvest success rate, and wardens and biologists strive to maintain a high-quality hunting experience for…

Once again, big game is big money for conservation as Governor Mark Gordon celebrates another million dollars raised to support Wyoming wildlife. The Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition has finalized 2020 fundraising numbers and reports raising nearly $1.1 million for Wyoming wildlife conservation efforts. The funds were generated through the sale of the Wyoming…

2020 was far from ideal for most Wyoming residents, but sage grouse took it as an opportunity to hold steady without having to wing it. Wyoming Game and Fish reports their preliminary data – collected with the assistance of hunters – shows sage grouse populations held steady in 2020. For delicate populations under many pressures,…

The dangerous disease has been found in a hunt area northwest of Cody, an unfortunate but not unexpected development given its spread across the Bighorn Basin. The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish has confirmed that chronic wasting disease is present in yet another Bighorn Basin region – Hunt Area 109, northwest of Cody. Deer…

Disclaimer: There is a very brief moment of strong language in this video. Here in Wyoming, we have plenty of grizzlies, but our neighbors in Canada have their fair share as well. A hunter that was out looking for deer encountered a family of grizzlies on a backroad, and when the driver was spotted the…

I am sure that most of you have now seen the viral video of a mountain lion in Utah stalking this man for minutes; at points even lunging towards him in attempt to ensure distance between him and her cub. If you haven’t yet watched it yet, be aware of some choice words as this…

How dry is Wyoming? A video posted on YouTube is perhaps the starkest example of the current dryness pervading the state. That’s Bowhunting is a channel that showcases bowhunting on public lands throughout several states, including Wyoming. One of their recent posts is entitled “Wyoming Archery Antelope Ends in a Blaze. Regular host JC Navarro…

Make sure you know where you’re hunting. As the Fall 2020 hunting season approaches, Wyoming Game and Fish encourages everyone to review the rules and – most importantly – the boundaries of the Bighorn Basin’s walk-in and hunter management areas. There are 83 hunting walk-in areas and 11 HMAs providing hunters free public hunting access…


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