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The Absaroka Fence Initiative made a significant impact during its first year, removing or improving 14 miles of fence and improving wildlife migrations. After its first full year of on-the-ground projects, the Absaroka Fence Initiative is looking back at the successes of 2021 with gratitude for its many partners and volunteers from the community. The…

Governor Gordon is asking the U.S. government to remove the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species List and transfer population management to the states. Fulfilling a promise made in September, Governor Mark Gordon has officially petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (F.W.S.) to remove the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (G.Y.E.) population of grizzly bears from…

Sage grouse numbers remain in flux in Wyoming, as early analysis suggests there were declines in reproduction during 2021 which will affect populations in 2022. Wyoming Game and Fish released an early assessment of 2021’s sage grouse numbers. Based on those numbers, there are indications sage grouse reproduction declined slightly in the last year. Wings…

As winter recreation commences in N.W. Wyoming, everyone is advised to drive cautiously along the North and South Fork Highways to avoid wildlife collisions. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds motorists traveling the North Fork (US14/16/20) and South Fork (WY 291) Highways near Cody to be cautious of wildlife on roadways during the winter…

Another grizzly – the tenth this year – is banished in Park County after taking the fall for another bear trying to get an easy meal near Meeteetse. Once again. Wyoming Game and Fish and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to capture and relocate a grizzly bear near Meeteetse. But, unlike most…

While some might say it’s barely a punishment, a Yellowstone tourist’s imprisonment and ban are intended to send a strong message to anyone visiting the park. Samantha Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois, appeared in the U.S. District Court in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 6. She pleaded guilty to willfully…

Six grizzlies in the Five Mile Creek drainage – another cattle-killing bear finds a new home in Shoshone National Forest, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated another grizzly to the Bighorn Basin this summer. And,…

Following a well-studied pattern, sage grouse leks were less busy in Spring 2021 – not unexpected and not necessarily a bad sign for Wyoming grouse populations. New data analyzed by Wyoming Game and Fish show the number of sage grouse at leks decreased in Spring 2021. Overall, lek attendance was down 13% from numbers observed…

More Yellowstone bison will be saved from slaughter thanks to $500,000 jointly raised by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Forever. The Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Forever have each raised $250,000 in time for Yellowstone National Park to expand facilities this year for Yellowstone’s Bison Conservation Transfer Program. This program identifies brucellosis-free bison and moves…

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…


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