Wyoming Game and Fish Commission

POWELL— A Powell game bird farm has been given the sole right to raise greater sage grouse in the state by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.  The commission discussed the issue briefly Tuesday afternoon during its meeting in Rock Springs. Commissioners moved to update Chapter 60 regulations to...

This photo shows a mountain goat that later dropped his head and actively displaced bighorn sheep at a high-elevation snow patch in Glacier National Park in Montana. Joel Berger, a wildlife researcher from Colorado State University, found that mountain goats displace bighorn sheep 95% of the time when there are salt licks involved. In the Tetons, wildlife managers have worked to rid the landscape of non-native goats to prevent competition with sheep.  Photo courtesy of Forest P. Hayes.

JACKSON —It doesn’t take much to get a mountain goat’s goat. They go from “passive to aggressive really fast,” said Joel Berger, the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair of Wildlife Conservation at Colorado State University. One of Berger’s recent studies found that in high alpine environments in...
SUNDANCE (WNE) — The Ox Yoke Ranch near Beulah has been named one of seven recipients of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Landowners of the Year award for 2022.  The award recognizes the ranch and its owners for providing recreational opportunities to the public.  The ranch has held a lease...
BUFFALO — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will vote at an upcoming meeting on whether to purchase the Ellis Sheep Company Ranch off of Hazleton Road for $3.45 million. The 2,640-acre parcel located in Johnson and Washakie counties would become a Wildlife Habitat Management Area. According to...
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...
BUFFALO — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is considering changes to its depredation prevention hunting season policy that could make it easier for private landowners to request and officials to create a special hunting season in areas where big game is damaging the landscape. "It's been...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Wildlife Task Force met Thursday to debate six propositions for limited-entry license allocation and its impacts on hunters.  These were considered as part of an effort to develop a comprehensive proposal with solutions for license allocation between resident and resident...
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...

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