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Wyoming Game and Fish

Rancher compensation bill for hungry elk rises from ashes as proposed rule change

  • State agency proposes regulation change to address damage to dry rangelands in the wake of a controversial bill’s death.   By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com When grass on private land intended for livestock gets munched first by elk —…

Togwotee Trails Project aims to slash wildlife collisions

  • Wyoming Game & Fish points to successes in Pinedale Driving in a state where the wildlife far outnumber the people and towns are long distances from each other comes with some risk of animal collisions, vehicle damage and…

Gordon expresses support for criminalizing the killing of wolves with snowmobiles

  By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — In his first interview about wolves since a Daniel man brought an injured, muzzled wolf into a Sublette County bar, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signaled support for…

Free Fishing Day is June 1

Celebrate Wyoming’s five-star fisheries this year by fishing without a license — for free. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites anglers to celebrate Free Fishing Day on June 1. Each year Game and Fish designates the first Saturday of…

Game and Fish acknowledges public concern regarding Sublette County incident

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received a considerable amount of phone calls, emails and social media messages involving the possession of a live wolf in Sublette County. The department investigated this incident and cited one person….

New elk harvest record set by Wyoming hunters

CHEYENNE – Wyoming hunters had one of the most successful elk hunting seasons on record in 2023-24, with nearly a five percent increase in harvest compared to the previous season, according to the latest elk harvest survey report. During the season, hunters spent…

Critical winter range reminder and spring conditions on the forest

  The Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds visitors that winter wildlife restrictions remain in effect until May 1, 2024. It is important that all forest users understand the importance of observing critical winter range closures. Winter travel maps are available on…

Wyoming legislators act to bolster state pension funds

  By Kate Ready Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Several bills signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon aim to safeguard pension funds for state employees across Wyoming. Government employees receive pensions through the state of…

‘So we can breathe on public land’ – Death of beloved dog spurs grassroots group for change in trapper laws.

By Julie Dockstader Heaps SVI Media A Star Valley woman hopes changes in statewide trapping regulations would mean the tragic death of her beloved dog — Jester — will not have been in vain. “My requests are minimal but will…

Game and Fish releases updated draft of Wyoming Elk Feedgrounds Management Plan following public comment period

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has released its final draft of the Wyoming Elk Feedgrounds Management Plan with the public and will present it before the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission at its meeting in Pinedale March…