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Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft) Current Snow Depth (in) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in) 30-yr Median (1981-2010) SWE (in) Last Year’s SWE (in) Current Percent of 30 Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 - Blind Park Snotel 6870 10.0...

 

Ten graduate Hunter Education

A class of ten 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 handling and the passing of a written test. The class...

 

Temporary closures to protect nesting falcons and climbers

Rock climbing routes on the southwest face and the southwest edges of Devils Tower summit will be temporarily closed effective immediately to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The...

 
 By Mark Watson    Outdoors    March 25, 2021

Ryan Ranch welcomes triplet calves

ALADDIN, Wyo. — Ranchers through the Northern Great Plains are in the midst of calving season right now, and that is true at the Ryan Ranch, located north of Aladdin, Wyo. But unlike nearly every ot...

 

New spring season dates for most wild turkey hunt areas

There’s a new opening date for Wyoming’s spring turkey season. Hunters should plan for an April 20 opener in four of the state’s five hunt areas. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission made this...

 

Ask Game & Fish

Q: “What can I do to prevent the spread of zebra mussels found in moss balls?” A: Zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species, were recently found in moss balls sold through Wyoming pet stores. Moss balls are used in aquariums for decoration and...

 

First FERTA easement nears completion

For a number of years, Crook County and the U.S. Forest Service have been working to create a map of the area that identifies ownership of particular roads and the entity responsible for their maintenance, a project that will ensure the public...

 

Timber sustainability in question

The impacts of wildfire and the mountain pine beetle have had serious negative impacts on the Black Hills National Forest, prompting an ongoing discussion about the best way to manage the forest’s health and sustainability into the future. An...

 

Hunter Education Class

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 the spring wild turkey season in the Black Hills. Even if you never hunt, the...

 

Searching for a snack

Bald eagles often migrate during winter in search of better sources of food. This particular local resident, pictured near Rupe Hill during the cold snap, may be wishing he’d gone a little further...

 

In harmony

Winter arrived with a vengeance this week, bringing frigid temperatures, cold winds and a few inches of much-needed snow. Not everyone was displeased by the new state of their digs, though. Above, a...

 

Back on the track

A mountain lion hunt can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience even for the most avid of hunters, which is why volunteers from across northeast Wyoming were thrilled to provide one here in Crook County...

 

Timber sale aims to improve forest health near Sundance

The Bearlodge Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest is working with Wyoming State Forestry Division to treat insect- and disease-infected trees, reduce hazardous fuels and restore or improve forest, watershed or rangeland conditions and...

 

Fire crews burn piles across the Black Hills National Forest

Forest Managers are working to reduce hazardous fuels across the Black Hills National Forest. Districts across the Black Hills National Forest are focusing efforts on burning thousands of hand and...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-year Median (1981-2010) SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-Year Median SWE Blind Park Snotel 6870 7 1.9 3.2 3.6 59 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 6 .8 2.2...

 

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Seasonal closures begin on Black Hills National Forest

U.S. Forest Service officials began closing seasonal gates and recreation sites on Tuesday to prepare for winter recreation across the Black Hills National Forest. According to a press release, gates...

 

The Forestry Corner

Welcome to the inaugural publication of The Forestry Corner. This monthly column is jointly produced by the Wyoming State Forestry Division and the Wyoming Tree Farm Committee, a landowner advocacy group, associated with the American Forest...

 

Natural resource plan adopted

The newly created Crook County Natural Resource Plan officially became policy last week as the county commission passed a motion to approve it. The Natural Resource Management Plan, developed by Y2 Consultants, is intended as a tool for a local...

 

Cattlewomen signs promote beef in Crook County

Sheyanne Fosheim and Jaycee Garman with one of the Crook County Cattlewomen beef promotion signs. If you have seen some of these new signs around Crook County, they are brought to you by the...

 

Forest Christmas tree permits available

Black Hills National Forest Christmas tree permits are available to purchase either online at Recreation.gov or from private vendors throughout the Black Hills. Details about where to cut your tree and height restrictions may be found at...

 

CWD confirmed in county hunt area

One of Crook County’s elk hunting areas is the latest to join the list of Wyoming places in which chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed. Wyoming Game & Fish announced last week that the d...

 

Mixed bag expected for local hunting seasons

As deer season opens next week, Game Warden Chris Teter feels that hunting opportunities are likely to be a mixed bag this year in local hunt areas. Deer Mule deer numbers are good in most of the county, says Teter, and hunters who have access to...

 

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...

 

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