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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...

 

Keyhole reservoir under advisory

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is issuing an advisory for Keyhole Reservoir due to a harmful cyanobacterial bloom (HCB). This advisory is for the section of the reservoir near where Wind Creek intersects with Hwy. 113/Old Sundance Road only....

 

Royal Habitat Partner

Sundance State Bank was presented with a plaque from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recognizing them as a Royal Habitat Partner. This level of sponsorship is reached by donating a cumulative...

 

Hunter Education beginning soon

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department fall Hunter Education class will be held in Sundance September 30 and October 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9. Class will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on each of these dates in the exhibit hall/shooting sports building at the Crook...

 

Weed and Pest Update

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, bringing cooler temperatures and the feel of fall in the air. Although the summer is nearly over, Crook County Weed and Pest continues to stay busy into the fall...

 

Farm Service Agency to present program info

The Farm Service Agency will be hosting a program next week designed for agricultural operators within Crook County. The presentation will focus on the 2018 Farm Bill and new information regarding how the agency can assist community members with...

 

2019 Crook County Fair Results

Open Painting, Drawing, Sculpting – Amateur: Grand Champion, Best of Show – Dalton Butler; Reserve Champion – Irene Ward; Children 10 and Under: Grand Champion – Blakesly Nelson; Reserve Champion – Gus Wood, Aiden Williams; Junior Ages 11...

 

Clay Target League sign-up Aug. 29

The fall registration deadline for the Wyoming State High School Clay Target League is Aug. 29. Any student is eligible to participate if he/she: • Is in grades 6 through 12, AND • Possesses League-Approved Firearm Safety Certification, AND ...

 

Youth Education Day this Saturday

The Northeast Wyoming Muley Fanatics Youth Education day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. 24 at the Crook County Fairgrounds. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own lure, try archery, learn about birds of prey, compass...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: “What causes antler deformities?” A: What makes some big game animals different is also what can make them desirable. Antler deformities — most common in white-tailed deer, mule deer and elk — occur because of injury, hormone imbalances...

 

That's a wrap

Fair week was a huge success this year, with plenty of participants in every event. From dog showmanship to the youth stock rodeo, the beef show to the static exhibition, the hard work of Crook...

 

Crook County Weed and Pest Monthly Update

Although summer took its time to arrive, it seems to be flying by at a rapid pace. Weeds grew thick and fast, and with the abundant moisture they continue to do so. Leafy spurge is having a great year of growth around the county, as well as all...

 

Black Hills National Forest offers guidance on drone usage

 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, are becoming more and more popular across the Black Hills National Forest. With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fast approaching and UAS use on the rise during this event, officials want to get...

 

2019 Wyoming Super Tag winners announced

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...

 

Fair Week kicks off

Fair Week kicked off on Sunday with the horse show at the arena, as kids spent two days displaying their prowess with horsemanship, reining, ranch riding and much more. The fair officially kicked off...

 

Hall of Fame

A large, festive crowd of friends, family and well-wishers enlivened the All-Purpose Building on Weston County Fairgrounds Saturday evening July 20 to celebrate the Region 1 induction of five new...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: “What should I do if I come across a rattlesnake?” A: Believe it or not, rattlesnakes are more afraid of you than you are of them. They see humans as a potential predator and their typical defense is either to hide or to try to scare you...

 

Bat disease not found in Crook County

Annual testing for white-nose syndrome, which decimated the population of northern long-eared bats across the nation a few years ago and caused it to be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 2014, has found no trace of...

 

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