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Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik announces Sept. Retirement

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Brian Nesvik will retire in September after 29 years of dedicated service to conserving Wyoming’s wildlife. Nesvik’s journey with the department began in 1995 as a game warden in the Laramie Region. His…

Pronghorn productivity declining in Wyoming

  By Zak Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is home to a whopping 50% of the world’s pronghorn, the iconic ungulate so named for its laterally flattened, blade-like horns. But that may not be the…

As disease threatens feedground elk, Wyoming mired in planning and consensus-seeking

  • Although changes are tenuous and at least a couple years away, the “opportunities are limitless,” one state official says.   By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com For the first time in its history, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has…

Game and Fish moves forward in designation process of Sublette antelope migration corridor

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted to identify the Sublette antelope migration corridor and directed the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to advance in the designation process at its meeting last week in Pinedale. Game and Fish wildlife managers…

Reduction to elk herds even more important without reimbursement plan

• A serious rural issue By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Last year, the Game and Fish Department removed more than 100 head of elk from rangeland in southeastern Wyoming, salvaged the meat and…

‘Path of the Pronghorn’ protections advance despite industry opposition

  • Conservationists, oil and gas industry debate merits of state protection. By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — After two hours, John Masterson had read the room. The oil and gas industry was fighting…

G&F to hold Hunt Season-setting Meeting in Thayne

  • Additional meetings in Jackson and Pinedale The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is inviting the community to attend upcoming public meetings to discuss the current status of wildlife populations and proposed fall 2024 hunting season in the Jackson…

Spring is a great time to take hunter education

Big game applications are open, and if you’re thinking about hunting now is a good time to sign up for hunter education. Classes are offered statewide and volunteers are expected to post more in the next few months. To register…

Mule deer herd estimated to have lost nearly 20,000 due to harsh 22-23 winter

• Numbers are expected to bounce back. The winter of 2022-23 was one for the record books with snowfall setting new standards in many places of western Wyoming. It was also a very difficult year for wildlife and mule deer…

Wyoming’s latest coyote-killing plan results from brutal 2022-’23 winter

• State wildlife officials propose — and commissioners approve — a $200,000 bump in funding to kill coyotes from the air on deer fawning grounds.   By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com Last winter killed most of western Wyoming’s mule deer.  That…