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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...

 

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,...

 

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