Hunting

Wyoming’s population has grown in one community – sage grouse. Wyoming Game and Fish reports that sage grouse reproduction was up slightly in 2019 compared to last year. Officials collected the wings of hens and chicks from hunters. The collected wings give an estimate of sage grouse reproduction and the number of chicks in the…

Don’t shoot that badger! Wyoming Game and Fish sends a friendly reminder to anyone considering the expulsion of these critters from their property. In the State of Wyoming, badgers are considered fur-bearing animals. They fall under the same fur-bearing animal hunting or trapping license required for any of the other fur-bearing wildlife in the state.…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that as October comes to a close, the weekend brings with it the opening of pheasant season. The season officially opens on Saturday, Nov. 2nd and closes on Dec. 31, with shooting hours starting a half hour before sunrise and ending at sunset. Limit for Area 1, which Hot Springs…

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states. Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within…

Black bear hunters are alerted that the fall black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains. The 2019 fall black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the…

Members of the chronic wasting disease collaborative working group recently gathered for their first meeting in Lander. The group took the first steps on formulating recommendations to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the state’s chronic wasting disease management plan. During the three-day meeting, the working group heard presentations from Wyoming and Colorado CWD…

A Wyoming interim legislative committee has rejected a proposal to prohibit killing coyotes by running them over with snowmobiles. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Teton County Democratic Rep. Mike Yin tried to bring forward a bill to ban killing or injuring predatory animals using snowmobiles. Yin’s bill, which he first tried to…

Wyoming is one of the best locations in the country for highly-sought big game, and each year the number of hunting applications the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives increases. The May 2019 application deadline was no different, with higher application numbers for all licenses and types. The May draw allocates licenses for resident elk…

The early parts of July may see the legislative branch have a light schedule–but the laws past in the last session took hold on July 1st. Over 200 new laws were passed during the last legislative session in Cheyenne–they impact the lives of Wyomingites in ways big and small. Some select laws that may interest…

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…


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