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Number of moose killed in Teton County collisions rises

By Mike Koshmri Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange An annual report that sums up animals hit and killed on Teton County roads and highways finds the number of moose killed in collisions between May 2018 and this past…

Diamondville Fish Pond dedicated with new sign

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department expressed appreciation to everyone who braved the cold weather and attended the dedication of the Diamondville Fish Pond on Saturday, September 21, with a new sign. The event celebrated a recreational resource for the…

Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer west of Continental Divide

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department have confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer hunt area 152, approximately 12 miles west of Bondurant on Willow Creek. The mule deer buck that tested positive was hunter-harvested. This is the first time…

Game and Fish to eliminate elk feedground

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will eliminate the legally embattled Alkali Creek elk feedground in coming years as the threat of chronic wasting disease looms. The Bridger-Teton…

Elk populations ‘above objective’ as hunting season heats up

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com Elk are plentiful in Wyoming as the state’s famed elk hunting season gets underway, according to Game and Fish Department estimates. The agency early this year estimated populations to be 29 percent above objective…

Group proposes changes to migration corridors

By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Throughout the summer months, an eight-person team has been stewing over how to preserve two key pillars in Wyoming — economic growth and migratory ungulates.  After laboring over the…

Group continues work on wasting disease

By Floyd Whiting, Buffalo Bulletin Via- Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO — A working group formed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is exploring options and taking public opinion on the management of chronic wasting disease throughout Wyoming. In April,…

Number of bears killed around Yellowstone drops

By Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Via-  Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The rate at which grizzly bears have been “lethally removed” by wildlife managers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has dropped significantly this year.  Through mid-August, nine grizzlies have been…

Feds to start weaning elk from feeding at refuge

By Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Federal wildlife officials aiming to avert a lawsuit are pledging to implement a long-delayed plan to wean the National Elk Refuge’s namesake animals off of supplemental alfalfa ahead…

Game and Fish complete 2019 Palisades Mountain Goat survey

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently completed their 2019 Mountain Goat Parturition (Birthing) Areas study for the Palisades Herd. According to Wildlife Biologist Gary Fralick, the department spends “considerable time in late spring and early summer trying to locate…