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Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to meet May 23-24

Cheyenne – The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce will gather for their next meeting at 8 a.m. May 23-24 in Casper at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 North Poplar St. The public is invited to attend and participate in-person or online through…

Changes to moose, bighorn sheep license drawings discussed, not set

By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via- Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN — Months after the Wyoming Legislature approved a recommendation to increase the allocation of “Big 5” hunting licenses to resident hunters, the Wyoming Wildlife Task Force has returned with an additional…

Game and Fish: Wolves remain recovered species

By Zac Taylor Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY – For two decades, Wyoming’s wolf population has been above the minimum population number to be considered a recovered species. Wyoming Game and Fish recently released its annual report on…

Antelope, deer licenses reduced because of drought, disease

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Concerned about habitat and declining populations in the face of severe drought and disease, Wyoming wildlife managers are axing 8,000 tags for hunting pronghorn and 3,300 tags for…

Moose population growing

By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — After years of decline, the regional moose population is starting to show a small comeback in numbers, Game and Fish officials reported recently. G&F Wildlife Biologist Bart Kroger said…

Wyoming to target elk, large carnivores to aid reeling mule deer

By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com Wildlife managers have millions of dollars in new funding at their disposal to collect statewide movement and mortality data on mule deer, a species that has been in a prolonged decline in Wyoming and across the West. Ultimately, data…

Moose Calf Rescued from Icy Pond

On January 24th, an unusual kind of rescue took place in a subdivision just outside of Jackson. A calf moose had fallen into an iced-over pond on private property. Gary Fralick, a wildlife biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish…

Idea of giving Wyoming residents more game licenses examined

By Alex Hargrave Buffalo Bulletin Via- Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO — Stakeholders are again exploring increasing residents’ share of big game hunting licenses from 80% to 90%, which would decrease the percentage of licenses available to nonresidents. The issue is…

Officials eye killing bighorn ewes to stop disease

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — As a gaggle of grad students milled about, probing, prodding and drawing blood from three bighorn sheep, Aly Courtemanch was keeping her eyes peeled for something in particular….

Grand Teton elk hunt begins this weekend

JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park’s elk reduction program will begin Saturday. The only area open to hunters admitted to the program is Wyoming Game and Fish elk hunt area 75, located east of U.S. Highway 89. The Antelope…