Wyoming Game and Fish

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that as October comes to a close, the weekend brings with it the opening of pheasant season. The season officially opens on Saturday, Nov. 2nd and closes on Dec. 31, with shooting hours starting a half hour before sunrise and ending at sunset. Limit for Area 1, which Hot Springs…

Drivers are involved in more than 6,000 wildlife collisions on Wyoming roadways annually. The majority of those crashes — 80-85 percent — are with mule deer. The crash risk with mule deer increases in the fall and spring when they follow historical pathways to their winter and summer ranges. While road modifications are being made…

Wyoming Wildlife is excited to announce that we are now hosting two separate photo contests annually. With two photo contests, photographers have double the opportunity to submit their work to be featured in Wyoming Wildlife. We are currently accepting submissions for our Wyoming Wildlife photo issue contest. All entries are due by midnight on Nov. 25,…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to recognize youth who have made significant contributions to the outdoors. The department is accepting nominations for its newly-created Wyoming Youth Conservationist of the Year. The award honors a Wyoming resident 18 years or younger who has demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in any aspect of conservation, either individually…

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be closing the 2019 watercraft registrations and preparing for the 2020 season during the month of October. Watercraft registrations will resume again November 1, 2019 at Game and Fish offices and online, with one-year registrations valid through 2020 and three-year registration valid through 2022. Boaters will still be able to purchase…

Wyoming elk hunters in brucellosis monitoring areas are urged to submit blood samples and other information about elk they harvest. As a thank you hunters will be entered into a raffle to win high-quality outdoor equipment. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department established the brucellosis raffle to encourage hunters to continue to submit samples. Leading…

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states. Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within…

From September 2nd to the 13th multiple areas of the Upper Gibbon river drainage in the central portion of Yellowstone National Park will close for fisheries work Areas set for closure include Virginia Cascades Drive–Wolf Lake Trail–Wolf Lake Cutoff trail to Ice Lake and areas of the backcountry to the north and south between Canyon…

A committee charged with shaping Wyoming’s policies for safeguarding wildlife migration is asking Governor Mark Gordon for an executive order that will keep designated routes largely unscathed. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the eight-person group–which was chosen by Gordon–met for the final time last Tuesday in Pinedale and agreed unanimously to ask…

Overcrowding–overuse and a lack of oversight is driving a potential state licensing requirement for fishing guides and outfitters. Sublette County representative Albert Sommers–whose county residents compete for use on many waters utilized by summer fishing guides–is concerned commercial users are skirting the rules for commercial use of Wyoming waters–per a report in the Jackson Hole…


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