Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Zebra mussels are slowly but surely creeping closer to the Wyoming border, sparking the closure of the LAK reservoir for all boats and watercraft to hopefully prevent the establishment of a population there, according to a July 27 press release from the Wyoming Game...
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...
JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, acting with authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has killed one of Grizzly 399’s offspring that was frequenting human-occupied areas in Sublette County. WyoFile first reported the management action Thursday afternoon. Dan Thompson,...
JACKSON —Though a prominent trumpeter swan biologist has reservations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave the National Elk Refuge the green light to move ahead with plans for a new visitor center north of Jackson. The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center serves as a critical...
Wolverine spotted on west slope of the Tetons   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Mike Devine, 39, was out for a run Saturday morning in Darby Canyon when he spotted movement on the horizon, and thought he recognized an animal’s lanky, rolling gait. He wasn’t...
JACKSON (WNE) — Ed Opler, 89, was walking his dog on June 1 when a moose came out of “nowhere” and knocked him to the ground. “He couldn’t see her,” said Opler’s wife, Laura. “She just knocked him right down.” A bit of pandemonium ensued. His wife, who heard the dog barking, looked out the kitchen...
JACKSON — When Lindsey Wennerth saw two of grizzly 399’s offspring meandering through the Solitude subdivision Thursday evening, her motherly instincts kicked in. Seeing the 2-year-old subadults out on their own, knowing they’d been emancipated from their mother, proved emotional, Wennerth said....

A wild pheasant forages in an agricultural field near Heart Mountain last week. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department euthanized its breeding stock of pheasants at the Sheridan bird farm last week after discovering wild birds in the area infected with communicable fatal avian

influenza virus.  Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune. 

POWELL — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department bird farm in Sheridan has euthanized its brood stock of pheasants out of an “abundance of caution” after officials discovered dead turkeys near its captive flock tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), a form of avian influenza...
SHERIDAN (WNE) –  James Kozisek’s friends have done the math, and the odds of this happening are very, very, very small. “I believe they said the odds were 0.0000006%,” Kozisek said. “That’s six zeroes, so it's an incredibly small chance.” The Buffalo police officer and lifetime hunter won the...
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...

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