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Big game hunting application deadline approaching

The May 31 deadline for Wyoming resident and nonresident big game hunters to submit applications for limited quota deer and antelope licenses is approaching. May 31 is also the deadline for resident elk. Deciding what Wyoming application to submit...

 

Travel temporarily prohibited on seasonally closed roads and all motorized trails

Due to the extreme wet conditions on the Forest, a closure order has been signed prohibiting any type of motorized use on motorized trails. Additionally, seasonally closed gates, which were set to open on May 15, will remain closed until conditions a...

 

Wyo. Parks, Game and Fish partner for "Free Fishing Day"

In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s “Free Fishing Day”, on June 1, daily use fees are waived at all parks/recreation areas that provide angling. Wyo. Parks locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt...

 

Ask Game and Fish

A: Wyoming lakes and reservoirs are popular for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors, fishing and boating. With so many people using Wyoming’s waters, it is important for everyone to keep boating safety in mind. In Wyoming, the age a person is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    May 9, 2019

"Camp Wild" registrations still open

The deadline to sign up your kids for Camp Wild day camps this June has been extended because there are still plenty of places left to fill. The Game & Fish youth summer camp will be held in...

 

Public surveys underway on Black Hills National Forest

The public will encounter contract employees working on the Black Hills National Forest in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along forest service roads. They will be out in all types of weather conditions, wearing bright orange vests and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    May 9, 2019

Turkey hunter suffers gunshot wound

A hunting expedition narrowly avoided tragedy at the weekend when a young member of the party struck his grandfather with a bullet intended for a turkey. According to reports from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on May 4...

 

Crook County Weed and Pest Monthly Update

With spring around the corner, Weed and Pest has been increasingly busy. Many activities such as the annual Weed and Pest Council Spring Workshop and receiving bids prices for chemicals, as well as noxious weed treatments along roadways, indicate...

 
 By Mark Davis    Outdoors    May 2, 2019

Game and Fish Commission decides against grizzly hunting season

POWELL — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has decided not to try superseding the Endangered Species Act and federal regulations and enact a hunting season on grizzly bears. But commissioners’ frustration is at a boiling point.  Last week,...

 

Four graduate Hunter Education

This class of students recently satisfactorily 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...

 

Turkey shoot hits ten year anniversary

Now in its tenth year, the Old West Invitational Turkey Shoot in Hulett has become a hugely popular event for hunting enthusiasts far and wide. This year’s event will take place on May 2 to 4 and will offer plenty of opportunities for the local... Full story

 

G&F offers camp for teachers in wildlife and habitat

Teachers are known for inspiring kids in the classroom, but now they can take that energy outdoors. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering a camp for educators to learn how to ignite students’ passion for wildlife and habitats. Educator c...

 

Wyoming Outdoor Expo teaches outdoor skills

There is only one event in Wyoming where you can learn how to catch a fish, shoot a shotgun, paddle a canoe and identify birds in one weekend. The Wyoming Outdoor Expo in Casper has these activities and more May 9-11 at the Casper Events Center. The...

 

Governor Gordon and the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation to raffle Governor's License

Governor Mark Gordon, with support from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, is raffling off a Governor’s Bison License for just $10 to Wyoming residents who are eligible to hunt in the state. “I wanted to give any Wyoming citizen who enjoys hunting...

 

Working the "last great race"

Enthusiasts flock to witness the glory of the Iditarod each year, a thousand mile race in which man and dog work together to cover hostile territory through whiteout conditions and sub-zero...

 

Wyoming State Hunting Championships is June 8 in Upton

No high school state championship embodies more of the spirit of the West than the Wyoming State Youth Hunter Education Challenge. The 12th annual event will be held June 8 at the Upton Gun Club. All Wyoming youth 18 and under, and young hunters...

 

Game and Fish touts successful year for catching violators

Wyoming Game and Gish has released its 2018 Law Enforcement Report, a document that highlights the operations and accomplishments of game wardens, wildlife investigators and other employees across the year in protecting this state’s wildlife...

 

More hunters choose Wyoming for elk hunting

Hunters seeking a western adventure continue to choose Wyoming to pursue elk. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw an increase in non-resident elk applications for the 2019 season. Nonresidents submitted 23,750 applications, a 2.9 percent...

 

Applications open for two women's outdoor camps

It’s not the typical girls’ weekend, but it could be one of the most memorable. Applications are open now for two Becoming an Outdoors-woman camps. The weekend workshops, known as BOW, are hosted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to teach...

 

Spring Aboard: Wyoming Game and Fish encourages boaters to take a boating education course

It may not feel like boating season yet, but the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, urges boaters to enroll in a boating education course this spring. The Department is participating in the national...

 

Game and Fish announces appointments for three leadership positions

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has filled three leadership positions. Angi Bruce will serve as the new deputy director of external operations, the first woman to hold the position in Game and Fish history. Rick King was selected as the new chie...

 

Devils Tower climbing routes temporarily closed to protect falcons and climbers 

Climbing routes on the west face and southwest shoulder of Devils Tower National Monument are temporarily closed to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The closure is implemented to... Full story

 

Harsh winter for wildlife

Freezing temperatures, little to eat and snow-filled storms have been a challenge for Crook County’s wildlife over the winter, but Game Warden Chris Teter says things could have been much worse. Heading into spring, he sees relatively few upcoming...

 

Hunter education class coming 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 for spring wild turkey season. Even if you never hunt, the class provides students...

 
 By Mark Davis    Outdoors    March 21, 2019

Feds proposing removing wolves from endangered list

POWELL — On Friday, President Donald Trump’s administration published its intent to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. That triggered a 60-day review by a team of scientists and opening the proposal...

 

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