Wyoming Game and Fish

JACKSON (WNE)  — Chronic wasting disease continues to encircle the National Elk Refuge, northwest Wyoming’s largest feedground where thousands of elk spend the winter. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reported Monday that samples from a buck mule deer hunted in September came back positive. It...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Sheriff’s deputies ticketed trespassers throughout the county last weekend who said they were unaware they were on private land. At about 9 a.m. Friday, deputies ticketed a 23-year-old man and 24-year-old man off of Mackey Road for trespassing. The two admitted to trespassing in...
CASPER (WNE) — The female peregrine falcon at the center of a dispute over development in Sinks Canyon State Park died this summer, likely from disease, along with her two chicks, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Tuesday.  Peregrine falcons tend to return with their monogamous mates...

Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service 

After draining in 2019 due to infrastructure failures, Turner Reservoir, located outside of Osage, is open again for fishing and stocked with rainbow trout and largemouth bass. 

 
After the 4-acre Turner Reservoir was drained in 2019 due to leakage issues, the popular fishing spot 7 miles northwest of Osage has been refilled and restocked, according to Aaron Voos, public affairs specialist for the U.S. Forest Service.  “The contractor who did the initial repairs (JTR...
BUFFALO — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are increasingly concerned about the discovery of adult zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir, a body of water just 20 air miles away from the state line in South Dakota's Black Hills. To mitigate the risk of contamination in Wyoming's waters, the...
POWELL —When a group email was sent in August alerting employees that all state vehicles need to have a communications upgrade installed, there were mixed emotions. A new tracking system will add safety features to employees who travel on Wyoming’s long, often lonely roads.  But it will also track...
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...
LOVELL (WNE) — The Game and Fish Department remains on the lookout for a young black bear cub within Lovell town limits as of Wednesday morning. Colten Galambas, who replaced Dillon Herman as game warden on August 1, said teams with tracking dogs are continuing to search for the cub in the canal...
POWELL — Two hunt areas south of Powell have been listed as special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) focus areas.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for samples from deer hunters harvesting mule and white-tailed deer from areas 124 and 165 in the Greybull River Valley.  CWD is a fatal...
POWELL — Two hunt areas south of Powell have been listed as special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) focus areas.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for samples from deer hunters harvesting mule and white-tailed deer from areas 124 and 165 in the Greybull River Valley.  CWD is a fatal...

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