Wyoming Game and Fish

Wyoming is one of the best locations in the country for highly-sought big game, and each year the number of hunting applications the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives increases. The May 2019 application deadline was no different, with higher application numbers for all licenses and types. The May draw allocates licenses for resident elk…

Most dream about epic hunts; some go on them. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the winners of its Wyoming Super Tag raffle on July 15. Created by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013, the Super Tag raffle provides hunters opportunity and raises money for wildlife management in Wyoming. This year,…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking everyone, especially landowners, to report dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus. Reports help in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations. Research has shown sage grouse have low resistance to West Nile…

For hunters, one of the most exciting days of the year is approaching. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will make draw results available for resident elk, deer and antelope as well as nonresident deer and antelope on June 20 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time. Everyone who entered the draw will be able to check…

Wyoming will receive more than $17 million to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects this year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The funding is part of more than $1 billion going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it caught several people illegally collecting antlers in the Jackson Hole region this spring. Under Wyoming law, people are prohibited from collecting antlers from Jan. 1 through April 30 in the western part of the state. South Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash caught a handful of antler poachers,…

If you’re angling for a reason to head outdoors, Free Fishing Day is a perfect excuse. On June 1, anglers don’t need a license to fish on waters throughout Wyoming. Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission designates the first Saturday of National Boating and Fishing Week as a free fishing day when anyone…

As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct grizzly bear capture operations in areas of northwest Wyoming beginning this spring and continuing through early fall. Game and Fish is committed to monitoring grizzly bears and demonstrating recovery to…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public meetings and has opened a comment period to gather public input on hunting seasons and regulations. The meetings will address proposals for: Chapter 4, Furbearing Animal Hunting or Trapping Seasons Chapter 25, Falconry and Raptor Propagation Regulation Chapter 32, Regulation Governing Firearm Cartridges and Archery Equipment…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning a prescribed burn on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of Lovell this week. The prescribed burn is dependent on weather and fuel moisture and could begin as early as Thursday, Feb. 28. In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and assistance from the National Park…


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