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Boys of fall

Three whitetail bucks enjoy an early morning graze on a cold Tuesday morning south of Sundance....

 

Field ready

This class of 19 students recently completed the Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class in Sundance. This class involves about 17 hours of class instruction, marksmanship, gun handling...

 

Anderson named to State 4-H Leadership Team

Faith Honey Anderson of Devils Tower was selected to serve on the 2020-2021 Wyoming State 4-H Leadership Team. Team members go through a selection process starting with an application, then four interviews to narrow the candidates and select an...

 

Devils Tower experiences busiest September on record

Devils Tower National Monument hosted 27,550 vehicles or approximately 74,135 recreation visits in September 2020. This is an 18% increase from September 2019, making it the busiest September in Devils Tower history. The nation’s first national mon...

 

Annual Hulett Roping Club Barbecue

You’re invited to come share a steak, beans, chips, cookies, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee with the Hulett Roping Club members. It’s the club’s way of saying thank you to everyone for the successful 2020 Hulett Rodeo and show appreciation...

 

Project to Improve Accessibility at Devils Tower

Work resumes this week on a project to improve accessibility at Devils Tower. Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski said, “We want all people to be able to experience the nation’s first national...

 

Natural resource plan ready for public comment

A management plan for Crook County’s natural resources is now ready for public scrutiny and the comment period will remain open for the next month, with public meetings planned at the end of September. The plan has been in development since April...

 

Fairgrounds to get RV dump station

When WYDOT made the decision to close the rest area in Sundance earlier this year, the consequences for campers and RVs were perhaps unforeseen by most. “We’ve lost the local public dump station,” said Doug Ramsey last week, speaking to the...

 

Hunter Education begins soon

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department authorized and approved Hunter Education Class is scheduled in Sundance just in time for prospective new hunters to get certified before fall wild turkey and deer season in the Black Hills. Even if you never hunt,...

 

Home is where the herd is

Goats too often get a bad rap. Sure, goats eat the inedible, escape fortified enclosures to ravage gardens, eerily and randomly collapse with syncope, scale trees and terrorize unsuspecting...

 

Peregrine falcons have successful nesting season

Park staff have observed that three peregrine falcon chicks have fledged from their nest on Devils Tower. The confirmation of chicks leaving the nest means that all rock climbing routes have reopened on the tower. Each year, some climbing routes are...

 
 By Joy Ufford    Outdoors    August 27, 2020

Four wolves taken from Dell Creek Pack; Game & Fish requests removal after recent cattle kills

PINEDALE — As gray wolves keep pushing through the edges of Wyoming’s trophy game management area, the federal agency Wildlife Services responds to requests from Wyoming Game and Fish to manage their predations.  “Game and Fish manages the...

 

2020 Crook County Fair Results

Open Painting, Drawing, Sculpting – Amateur: Grand Champion – Kent Hatling; Advanced Amateur: Grand Champion, Best of Show – Viktoriia Peterson, Reserve Champion – Katalina Pfeil; Children 10 and Under: Grand Champion – Bridger Hatling,...

 

Mignerys named Wyoming Tree Farmer of the Year

Ed and Barb Mignery’s motivation to manage their forest for overall health and sustainability for future generations, increased resilience to wildfire and insect infestations and for the benefit...

 

Driskill honored with conservation award

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) has announced that Ogden Driskill will be the recipient of the 2020 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Driskill is being recognized for his exceptional support of agricultural land conservation, private...

 

Game and Fish stocks 6,000 jumbo channel catfish

Grab your rod, choose a bait and head to the water. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently stocked 6000 channel catfish into 19 community fishing ponds statewide. The fish are considered “jumbo-sized” at 13 to 14-inches and make great...

 

Damage seen in ponderosa pines

What’s causing damage to ponderosa pine trees across eastern Wyoming? Along the eastern border, high levels of damage are visible, varying from partial yellowing of the needles to tree mortality. Ac...

 

Beef chuck

Soren Webber looks for a soft landing after coming off his steer during the Jr. Boys Steer Riding competition on Saturday. Webber was one of a large number of competitors that turned out the for the...

 

Water for the piggies

Through a generous grant from the Wyoming Pork Producers Council, the Bearlodge Sundance FFA and Crook County 4-H, with help from county maintenance supervisor Larry Schommer, were able to purchase...

 

Kids invited to Weston County Youth Mini Rodeo

Just over a month ago, a group of rodeo-minded Weston County residents met and decided someone needed to put together a fun activity for the kids and community to enjoy at the Weston County Fair at no cost to spectators or participants. That group...

 

Keay and Cash named to Devils Tower leadership positions

Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski announced the selection of two new leadership team members at Devils Tower National Monument: Facility Manager, Brent Keay and Integrated Resources Program Manager,...

 

Much needed entertainment

Hulett held its 73rd annual rodeo last weekend, filling the hillside with visitors to one of the only large summer events to have been given the go-ahead during the global pandemic. Among the guests...

 

State Parks see record number of visitors in April and May

Despite the negative impact on the economy nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation in Wyoming, and specifically the State Parks, have proven to be not only popular destinations, but also a major economic contributor to the...

 

DEQ: Avoid and report possible harmful cyanobacterial blooms in Wyoming waters

With summer nearly upon us and more people heading to Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs to recreate, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) want to remind...

 

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