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There’s a new business in town, as Wyoming Game and Fish released nearly 20 ferrets on the same Meeteetse ranch where the species “rose from the grave” after presumed extinction over 40 years ago. Eighteen black-footed ferrets were released on the historic recovery site near Meeteetse last week. Twelve male and six female captive-born ferrets…

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) is pleased to announce Craig Benjamin as its Director of Conservation, a critical leadership role at the largest organization focused on conserving the world-renowned Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Mr. Benjamin will be based out of Jackson, Wyoming and starts in his new role on October 24th, 2022. Craig was selected, according…

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a group of local citizens who had picked up several Huskey and Shepherd “mix dogs” in the area of Doris Creek in the Flathead National Forest. Apparently, they were able to pick up “11 dogs,” which were then turned over to Animal Control and taken to the…

Wyoming Game and Fish asks residents to report signs of the deadly virus H.P.A.I. in domestic and wild birds and think of their safety before eating any birds they harvest this autumn. Birds in Wyoming are again testing positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza. After a hiatus from confirming any bird deaths from H.P.A.I. over…

Wyoming Game and Fish will do its annual bear spray giveaway in Cody, Jackson, Lander, and Pinedale – communities where bears coexist with hunters and anglers. In cooperation with Safari Club International Foundation and American Bear Foundation, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will distribute bear spray to hunters and anglers at no cost. At…

Within two days, Wyoming Game and Fish captures and relocates two grizzlies to drainages deep in Shoshone and Birdger-Teton National Forests. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear on July 31 and an adult male grizzly bear on Aug. 1.…

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…

A higher number of boats harboring invasive aquatic animals and plants are being intercepted, so boaters must stay vigilant and responsible and get their boats inspected and disinfected. Close to four months into the 2022 boating season, Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stopped ten boats with mussels attached, one with a live brook stickleback…

Yellowstone National Park releases additional information on the victim of a brutal bison attack near Old Faithful captured on film and trending online. On Tuesday evening, Yellowstone officials sent a press release confirming a 34-year-old male from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was gored by a bull bison. The incident occurred near Giant Geyser in the Old…


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