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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plan to capture and collar 130 animals in the Wyoming Range deer herd Dec. 1-2, 2022. As with past research, animals will be netted from a helicopter by a professional wildlife capture crew, fitted with a GPS collar at the capture site, and released. Most of the Wyoming Range…

New research shows migrating mule deer avoid areas of energy development, passing on the best, most nutritious plant growth – the primary reason for seasonal migrations. A collaborative study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Wyoming determined mule deer miss out on forage when energy development disrupts their migration corridors. “Mule…

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…

A Natrona-based ranch and jerky business has been punished after Wyoming Game and Fish confirmed its product came from poached mule deer and pronghorn. Wyoming Game and Fish announced the resolution to a major multi-year investigation. The owner of the Grazing Hills Ranch is being penalized for poaching Wyoming wildlife to enhance their product. Grazing…

Wyoming Game and Fish continues to engage with Bighorn Basin communities in the ongoing effort to spread awareness of chronic wasting disease in the region. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites hunters, landowners, and other interested persons to attend one of two public meetings to continue a discussion about chronic wasting disease (C.W.D.) and…

Wyoming Game and Fish is hosting two meetings in Park County to discuss the management of two mule deer herds living in northwest Wyoming. Mule deer management is a top priority in Wyoming, especially with new migration initiatives and the persistent spread of chronic wasting disease. As biologists study and manage local herds, the public’s…

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,…


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