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 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    March 16, 2023 

City granted year-round deer permit

A permit has been approved to allow the City of Sundance to cull double the number of deer this year with no restrictions on season timing. The city is implementing a year-round cull in response to...


Season of struggle

The toughest winter in a while might have been easier on Crook County's ranchers if it hadn't come on the heels of several years of drought. "Cold and snow is a problematic thing, whether you're...

 By Sherry Burr    Outdoors    March 9, 2023

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30 Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30 Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 17.2 4.8 2.1 1 229 Blind Park Snotel 6870 34 7.5 6.6 4 114 Cole...


Game and Fish hosts hunting season meetings

Wyoming Game and Fish’s Casper Region has scheduled a series of public meetings this month to present and discuss the proposed hunting seasons for 2023. These meetings are a way to learn about local wildlife populations, ask questions and visit...


After the storm

A mature bull takes a break from grazing on a newly-melted patch of forage on Monday evening south of Sundance.... Full story


Late winter storm wallops region

A midweek storm last week caused temperature drops of more than 40 degrees in part of Crook County, bringing bitter cold as well as several inches of snow. The snow mostly began to fall across the Black Hills and parts of western South Dakota and...


Keyhole check station plans already in place

Spring may seem a long way away from underneath February’s snowdrifts, but the Wyoming Game & Fish Department will be prepared when it arrives to protect Keyhole Reservoir from an infestation of zebra mussels. Game & Fish has been concerned about...


Winterfest draws big crowd

The Sundance Winter Festival may have attracted its largest crowd yet when it returned to Main Street on Saturday. After a couple of years of cancellations caused by a lack of snow, and a brief...


Spring flood outlook lower than average

The snow may be coming down more often than it has over recent years, but the National Weather Service (NWS) is not predicting it will cause flooding when the spring arrives. According to the outlook for the Rapid City Hydrologic Service Area, the se...


Winter serenity

Ice sparkles on a gate as the sun rises Tuesday morning, casting a serene glow over snow that fell the day before....


Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current % of 30-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 14.1 3.4 1.8 0.4 189 Blind Park Snotel 6870 24 5.3 4.7 2.6 113 Cole...


Frozen beef

A young bull endures Monday morning's frigid -32 degree weather south of Sundance as area temperatures plunged well below zero. The National Weather Service recorded a wind chill low of -51 degrees...


Avian flu suspected of killing carnivore in Wyoming 

POWELL — The first suspected case of avian flu killing a mammal in Wyoming has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife lab for verification.  A red fox, one of three suspected cases recently sent to the state lab, tested...


Game & Fish issues roadkill reminder

Wyoming Game & Fish is reminding the public that authorization is needed before you are permitted to recover road-killed wildlife – and you may not do so from the interstate. Obtaining approval to salvage a deer, elk, antelope, moose, wild bison...


County pushes local interests in forest plan

As a new year begins, the county commissioners have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring that Crook County’s interests are represented in the updated management plans under development by the U.S. Forest Service for the Black Hills National...


Pile burning to begin soon on Black Hills National Forest

With the recent snowfall across the Black Hills National Forest, Ranger Districts will be focusing efforts on burning thousands of hand and machine slash piles. Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations. Piles are only...


Horn Night

(Above) Winners of each category, left to right: Rod Malo (best Northern Pike), Cash Peterson (best youth elk), Hunter Idler (best youth whitetail), Zoe Shoun (best turkey overall), Terry Speidel... Full story


Winter Fest back on Main Street

The Sundance Winter Festival will be coming back to Main Street after all – a change of plans that prompted a positive reaction from the city council last week. “I can’t tell you how happy that would make me,” commented Mayor Paul Brooks on... Full story


Just in time

In anticipation of what promised to be one of the bigger blizzards to hit this region in recent years, the U.S. Forest Service began its road closures a little early this week. Not long after, roads... Full story


Black Hills National Forest to begin seasonal closures

Due to an impending winter storm, staff began closing seasonal gates and recreation sites that are not open through the winter on the Black Hills National Forest, Mon., Dec. 12, ahead of the regularly scheduled Dec. 15 date. Gates are closed to... Full story


BLM plans slash pile burns

The Bureau of Land Management Newcastle Field Office has announced plans to burn slash piles this winter on BLM-administered lands in Crook and Weston counties. Burning may continue as conditions permit through April 2023.   In Crook County, BLM... Full story


A hunt to remember

When Cindi and Brandon Baudhuin asked for help to create a unique hunting experience for a 13-year-old boy who is battling a form of bone and soft tissue cancer, a group of local outdoorsmen did not...


Keyhole closes check stations for ice fishing season

Wyoming Game & Fish (WGF) has announced that the watercraft check station at Coulter Bay has been closed for the season to allow recreationists to enjoy Keyhole Reservoir for its more winter-based...


Devils Tower staff attend rescue training

Last month, Devils Tower staff attended a high-angle rope rescue course. This course was instructed within the monument by "Rigging for Rescue" out of Ouray, CO. The two-week seminar included... Full story


Cold turkey

A pair of turkeys wander the snowy streets as teh holiday season draws near. We wish all our readers a warm, safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!...


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