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Ask Game and Fish

Q: “When does my Wyoming conservation stamp expire?” A: The Wyoming conservation stamp is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. If you buy a stamp before your previous one expires, the stamp is valid 12 months from the previous...

 

Game and Fish congratulates employees on years of service

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is congratulating six employees on their years of service to the State of Wyoming. The following employees celebrated work anniversaries in December: • Biff Burton, Saratoga Game Warden - 40 years • Chris...

 

Anglers break Cutt-Slam record in 2019

It was a record year for one of the most sought-after achievements for anglers in Wyoming. A total of 144 anglers completed the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cutt-Slam in 2019. Established in 1996, the Cutt-Slam challenges anglers to catch...

 

On thin ice

Grace Moore photo Keyhole State Park Superintendent Wade Henderson reports ice between four and eight inches thick throughout the reservoir with pressure fissures noted around Coulter Bay, Pat’s...

 

Horn night

Photos from last week's Sundance Rod and Gun Club horn night....

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: “What are the changes for nonresident elk and all bison applications?” A: Beginning for the 2020 application season, nonresident elk hunters and anyone who is interested in bison hunting should note two major deadline changes meant to give...

 

Cook Lake reopens

Cook Lake is once again open for recreation, but the dam project is not quite finished yet. Delays due to weather mean that the site will likely close again in the spring to wrap up construction,...

 

Hunter found safe after overnight trek

A 73-year-old hunter from Riverton got turned around in what he’d thought was a familiar part of Boundary Gulch last week. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and...

 

Wyoming's wild turkeys good fall hunting and eating

It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming. Hunters’ interest has continued to gain momentum since. With both fall and spring seasons to chase gobblers, hunters’ stealthy pursuits provide excellent food...

 

You can help wildlife by returning tracking collars intact

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging anyone who finds or harvests an animal with a radio collar or transmitter to return that collar as soon as possible to any Game and Fish office or employee. “Many animals from deer to moose are...

 

Interim CWD collaborative working group report available

The interim report from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) working group is now available to the public. The report represents a consensus of recommendations from the 31 Wyoming citizens charged with examining CWD...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: “I understand the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is no longer printing paper conservation stamps next year. What do I need to know about this change?...

 

Game and Fish asks hunters to submit CWD samples

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect lymph node samples from deer and elk for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing in targeted areas across Wyoming. Hunters are a very important component in helping Game...

 

Nominations open for Wyoming Youth Conservationist of the Year

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...

 

Hunter Education Class graduates 20

This class of 20 students recently completed the Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class held in Sundance. This class involves about 17 hours of class instruction, marksmanship, gun...

 

Game and Fish to eliminate elk feedground

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will eliminate the legally embattled Alkali Creek elk feedground in coming years as the threat of chronic wasting disease looms. The Bridger-Teton National Forest feedground, the lowest elevation of th...

 

Want to be a game warden? Wyoming Game and Fish is offering the exam online

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering its game warden exam online for individuals interested in applying to be a game warden in Wyoming. The deadline to apply for the exam is Dec. 2, 2019. To qualify for the exam, applicants must have...

 

Ask the Game and Fish

Q: “How can I tell the difference between a gray wolf and a coyote?” A: Gray wolves and coyotes are the largest of the five canid (dog-like) species found in Wyoming and are easily...

 

Wyoming watercraft registration closed during October

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 Nov. 1 at Game and Fish offices and online, with one-year...

 

Outdoor Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Nominate conservationists past and present until Dec. 2 for the 2020 Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame. Potential inductees are those who made a significant, lasting, lifetime contribution to conservation and Wyoming’s outdoor heritage.  “The Wyoming...

 

Hunting outlook: good

Hunting season is upon us once again and Game Warden Chris Teter is confident it’s going to be a good one. Despite a few potential issues for those who don’t have access to private land, he says, populations are generally high and the...

 

Free barbecue and queen contest Sunday

There will be a free barbecue sponsored by the Hulett Roping Club, Sun., Sept., 29. Food will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This barbecue is their way of saying thank you to all the people who help and all of those who work to put on the...

 

Beulah aquatic invasive species check station to stay open with limited hours

The 2019 boating season is winding down, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) check stations throughout the state are set to close. The last day of operation for many check stations is Sunday, Sept. 22. Wyoming...

 

Hunters urged to submit blood samples from elk for brucellosis research

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...

 

Double check licenses, safety requirements before hunting

When fall hits, hunters can get caught up anticipating their season. But, before putting boots on the ground, make sure to have the current, correct and required licenses, stamps and permits, safety gear and proof of hunter education. “It’s easy...

 

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