elk

It’s that time of year again for hunters to don their camouflage, load up their firearms and bows and head into the quiet serenity of the wilderness to see if they’re lucky enough to bring home wild game. Local Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Joe Sandrini projected what the 2022...
BUFFALO — This fall is a great time to be an elk hunter, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's 2022 hunt forecast. That's especially true for those who are willing to hunt antlerless elk. Elk populations are thriving statewide, according to previous Bulletin reporting.  In most hunt...
LARAMIE MOUNTAINS — Mark Grant recalls childhood days when seeing an elk pass through his family’s property was still rare enough that it was “neat.” Now there are too many to count — hundreds, sometimes thousands of animals dwell on the Grant family’s Turtle Rock Ranch every day. “At any given one...
FROM WYOFILE:    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 derived from GPS collars on 1,000-plus animals...
Rep. Sommers: Game and Fish won’t let 400 Dell Creek elk starve   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   A Sublette County legislator is confident Game and Fish Department personnel “will work their butt[s] off” to ensure some 400 elk that depend on the Dell Creek Feedground don’t starve this...

John Fandek guides his horse team while feeding about 1,000 elk at the Black Butte Feed Ground in the Upper Green River Basin. (Photo by Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com)

Game and Fish asks public to help solve elk, CWD, feed ground puzzle   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   The Wyoming Game and Fish Department last week wrapped up a six-town tour aimed at launching stakeholder groups to generate “new ideas for management” of Wyoming’s 22 elk feedgrounds,...
Wyo Game and Fish issues 2K new elk tags as herds exceed goals   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Elk populations in Wyoming’s major herds are nearly 30% over objective Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel revealed as their governing commission approved hunting seasons and nearly 2,000...
‘Decade of the elk’ for hunters as herds top goals by 32%   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   As elk hunters begin the general rifle season they’ll pursue animals that the Game and Fish Department found to be 32% above its population objective in the bulk of the state’s herds.  Game and Fish...
Drought, tough winters impacting big game herds   By Eve Newman Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Drought and harsh winters have taken their toll on the health of some big game herds in southeast Wyoming in the last few years, which could translate into tougher hunting...
By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Eight cow and calf elk bedded at central Jackson’s Mateosky Field for a morning last week and later spent part of their afternoon hooving and nosing for nonexistent grass atop the town’s fast-growing snow heap at the...

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