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Auburn Hatchery Superintendent Ed Berry Retires after 36 Years

JACKSON – After 36 years in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Ed Berry, Superintendent of the Auburn Fish Hatchery, has quietly called it a career. Ed began his Game and Fish career in 1983, working for the Fisheries Management…

Biologists worry about die-off after ewe hunt failed to substantially cull pneumonia-prone bighorn herd

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — For the past few years the Gros Ventre range has been crowded — at least by bighorn sheep standards. Biologists counted 505 wild sheep in the hills in…

Geese in Cheyenne test positive for avian influenza

CHEYENNE (WNE) —Two Canada geese from Laramie County have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza. The geese were recovered from Lions Park in Cheyenne, where several dead geese were reported. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been monitoring…

Grizzly conflicts down; Game and Fish Department counts just over 170 in 2022

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming’s grizzly bears — and the humans who manage them — have had a standout year. Conflicts, the official designation for confrontations between bears and people or their property,…

CWD detected in new Wyoming elk hunt area

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease in Elk Hunt Area 127. Lander – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease in Elk Hunt Area 127….

Wildlife task force tackles preference points

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — As the Wyoming Wildlife task force prepares for its final meeting Wednesday, members of the group brought one of the toughest issues they’re attempting to tackle to Park County…

Game and Fish initiates long-term mule deer project as species declines

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Seeking answers for declining mule deer populations, state wildlife managers and university researchers have begun a five-year project seeking more information on mule deer than ever before collected and…

Study reveals Yellowstone elk reliance on unprotected private land

By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com Millions of visitors flock to Yellowstone National Park each summer to gawk at geysers, waterfalls and charismatic megafauna like elk. Bugling bulls and their harems of cows are a major part of the draw to the…

Illegal carcass dumping, CWD concerns rise with fees

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON  – Soon after Michele Voorhees pulled the trigger, she realized something was up. It was Sept. 16 and Voorhees, 58, was out hunting in Granite Creek with her niece…

Game and Fish: Foal-killing wolves killed

JACKSON (WNE) — A landowner in the Gros Ventre mountains was issued a permit to kill wolves that had killed livestock, a Wyoming Game and Fish Department official confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Dan Thompson, the department’s large carnivore supervisor, told the…