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“Unforeseen circumstances” have prevented the printing of new maps for Winter 2022-2023, so Wyoming snowmobilers will have to find their way with older maps. Wyoming State Trails – part of the Wyoming State Parks system – announced the lack of new maps for Winter 2022-2023 in an Oct. 5 Facebook post. Luckily, there are “little…

As winter approaches, grizzly and black bears are getting more active as they prepare for hibernation – which means there’s a higher chance of potentially dangerous encounters in the wilderness. Black bear and grizzly bear activity is increasing at lower elevations in rural areas surrounding Cody. Landowners and outdoor enthusiasts are reminded to be bear…

Sleeping Giant is eyeing an early December opening this winter, with all the ski area’s hills, amenities, and opportunities available for the 2022-2023 season. In the final weeks of summer, Sleeping Giant is giving Wyomingites something to look forward to this winter. On Thursday, Sept. 1, Nick and Yulia Piazza – the owners of Sleeping…

As we enter the dog days of summer, Wyoming Game and Fish asks all anglers to consider the heat next time they cast a line to ensure native fish have the best chance of surviving the season Due to high temperatures and drought conditions across Wyoming, the state’s streams and rivers are flowing with less…

Any anglers fishing in Wyoming’s waters will want to consult the new guidelines for mercury consumption, so everyone can safely enjoy the catch of the day. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Department of Health have issued updated guidelines for anglers who eat fish caught in Wyoming waters. The new fish consumption…

Record floods have given way to dry timber as Yellowstone National Park’s high fire danger is a reminder that it won’t take much for another record-breaking event of nature to devastate the region. On Wednesday, July 20, Yellowstone officials raised the park’s fire danger to High.  According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Wildfire Assessment System, “a…

One black bear is suspected of three separate break-ins in Bighorn National Forest – a reminder of how easily human-bear conflicts can start and how food needs to be secure in the wilderness. Human-bear conflicts are one of the realities of outdoor recreation in northwest Wyoming. Because of this, people need to take proper precautions…

Buffalo Bill State Park is one of many Wyoming state parks joining in a citizen science effort to see and record all flora and fauna for scientific research. “From birds and bees to stamens and pistils, BioBlitz in the Park is for families and outdoor explorers to get up close and personal with Wyoming’s diverse…

With most roads open to tourists, now most of Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry trails (88%) are accessible, but there are permits needed and hazards to avoid. Over the past several weeks, Yellowstone National Park staff have worked wonders to open most of Yellowstone’s roads for the Summer 2022 season. Now, hikers can rejoice as park…

An out-of-town hiker is getting treated for injuries incurred during a grizzly attack on a trail near Meeteetse while Wyoming Game and Fish investigates the circumstances of the attack. Monday afternoon, the Park County Sheriff’s Office notified by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that a man was injured by a bear while hiking Francs…


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