Wyoming Game and Fish Commission

The Wyoming Supreme Court has rejected Thermopolis area rancher Josh Longwell’s claim that the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owes him $288,527 for calves killed by grizzly bears. The court on April 28 upheld a district court decision that also rejected Longwell’s claim and that found an...
JACKSON —The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is moving toward authorizing a ewe and lamb hunt in the Gros Ventre mountains near Jackson Hole, aiming to reduce numbers of the herd of bighorn sheep that live in the area. The goal is to prevent a widespread pneumonia die-off, which typically happens...
Wyoming residents will soon be able to collect roadkill   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Wyoming is one step closer to adding roadkill to the dinner menu.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously last month to adopt regulations that will allow...
Wyoming approves revised grizzly agreement   By Zac Taylor Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — The latest effort to delist Yellowstone area grizzly bears took a step closer Tuesday.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a revised tri-state Memorandum of Agreement regarding...

A peregrine falcon perches on a rock outcropping. The raptors nest in rocky cliffs. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

Stakeholders ID new cliff for controversial via ferrata project   By Katie Klingsporn, wyofile.com   Lander-area recreation stakeholders have identified a new site for a controversial cable-and-rung via ferrata project originally proposed on a cliff where peregrine falcons sometimes nest. The new...
Feds to reconsider two elk feedgrounds following CWD discoveries   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Following recent discoveries of Chronic Wasting Disease in feedground-supported elk herds, the U.S. Forest Service will conduct a detailed environmental review that could decide the fate of...
FROM WYOFILE:    Game and Fish now requires CWD sampling from some hunters   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   For the first time ever, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requiring some hunters to collect samples from deer they kill to help monitor the spread of fatal, incurable chronic...
Rancher’s request rejected by G&F   By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — A Crandall rancher had his more than $120,000 request in reimbursement for cattle losses caused by grizzly bears and wolves in 2020 mostly rejected by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on...
Wyoming expected to stay dangerously dry   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming’s dry spell is sticking around.  Despite the rainstorms that greened the landscape over the last several weeks, moderate to extreme drought conditions persist across most of...
After hunters kill 874 sage grouse hens, Wyo’s hunt questioned   By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile.com   Hunters shot at least 874 greater sage grouse hens in Wyoming last year, prompting a state grouse team member to question the wisdom of allowing a hunt of the imperiled species. The state’s...

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