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Wyoming Game and Fish’s annual gray wolf management report reaffirms that Wyoming has gone above and beyond recovery parameters for the gray wolf in the state. Wyoming Game and Fish has published its 2021 Wyoming Gray Wolf Monitoring and Management annual report. Once again, the department emphasizes that Wyoming wolves are fully recovered and beyond…

The B.L.M. intends to burn hundreds of acres in the Bighorn Basin over the next two years to improve habitat and forest health for important flora and fauna. The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District tentatively plans to conduct three prescribed fire projects within the Cody and Worland field office areas this winter…

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…

Hunters are being asked to assist the National Park Service in a unique mission – culling mountain goats to save bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is continuing a multi-year program to eradicate non-native mountain goats as part of a management plan to conserve Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep’s native and…

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Management is accepting public comments through the end of April on plans to remove some 3,500 wild horses from public land in southwestern Wyoming. The federal agency seeks to allow between 1,500 and 2,165 wild horses on five herd management areas in the Red Desert outside…

By IRIS SAMUELS and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press/Report for America HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters and trappers who kill wolves in Montana could be reimbursed for their expenses by private groups under a proposal advanced by state lawmakers Monday that critics said is akin to the bounties that nearly exterminated the predators last century. The…

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,…

Another fearsome disease has found its way into the heart of one of Wyoming’s protected places and greatest controversies. Wyoming Game and Fish has confirmed that an elk in Grand Teton National Park has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease on Dec. 16. The department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory ran samples from a cow elk harvested…


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