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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…

Bighorn Basin residents are being asked to join the discussion on chronic wasting disease by attending Wyoming Game and Fish meetings in Greybull and Worland. 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 potential management options…

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…

Park County is home to a new collaborative fencing experiment that builds harmony between Wyoming’s livestock and wildlife. As part of the ongoing initiative to preserve wildlife and migration routes throughout the state, several agencies in Park County have joined forces to create the Absaroka Fence Initiative – a solution-oriented group of landowners, community members,…

A local lassoed mule deer has been untangled. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming Game and Fish game wardens and wildlife biologist ended a prolonged search to find and liberate one of Cody’s resident buck deer, who had a 12-foot lasso thoroughly tangled in its antlers. Game and Fish wildlife biologist Tony Mong said this buck was difficult…

Worland’s warden is seeking information on a probable poaching. Last week, some anglers reported a buck mule deer that had been illegally shot and killed. Worland Game Warden Matt Lentsch responded to the site – the deer was located near the bridge going over Fifteen Mile Creek, just south of Worland. The scene more reminiscent…

A new University of Wyoming study shows mule deer are a bit picker than previously thought. After studying 15 years of movement data collected from deer GPS collars, researchers from the University of Wyoming and Western Ecosystems Technology have discovered that mule deer are less likely to use their migration corridors if the land is…

There are ways to save more wildlife. Slower speed limits aren’t doing it. A new, first-of-its-kind study released by the Nature Conservancy refutes the commonly-held belief that lowering speed limits lowers the fatalities. The study, undertaken in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, chose six highway crossings along mule deer migration routes and winter…

Its hunting permit season! Today opens the state resident application period for several of Wyoming’s hoof stock. Anyone hoping to hunt deer, pronghorn, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and mountain goat can now submit their applications to Wyoming Game and Fish. The application period extends until January 31st. This same application period applies for spring turkey…


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