Wyoming Hunting News

TRCP Donates $10K to Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Sportsmen’s Access

As part of its efforts to facilitate public opportunities for hunting and angling, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership presented the Wyoming Game & Fish Department a check for $10,000 at the Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioners Meeting last week. The funds will support the state’s Private Lands Public Wildlife Access Program, commonly referred to as the Sportsmen’s Access Program, which enables access by resident and non-resident hunters and anglers to privately owned lands in Wyoming.

A Mother-Son Bond is Formed on Wyoming’s Call of the Wild Today on Sportsman Channel

There is a nothing like the adrenaline rush of a first hunt – especially when it’s an elk hunt.  Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, is proud to give viewers an up-close view of a very unique “first hunt” on Wyoming’s Call of the Wild. There is nothing ordinary about this elk hunt as a mother of four and her son experience hunting for the very first time at the spectacular Wagonhound Ranch in Douglas, WY.  The results are “spot-on” and you can watch Wyoming’s Call of the Wild on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. EST.

Anglers Being Surveyed to Help Fisheries Management in Wyoming

Fishing is a popular and important activity in Wyoming, so understanding anglers’ preferences and perspectives is valuable to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

That’s why the department mailed postcards to more than 12,000 anglers April 17, both residents and nonresidents, asking them to go online and complete a survey about their angling preferences.

Several Guilty in Ten Sleep Felony Poaching Case, Wyoming

A Wyoming landowner and several hunters from Oregon and other states pleaded guilty to felony convictions for illegal trafficking in wildlife in U.S. District Court on March 21.

Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to Set Wolf and Sage Grouse Hunting Seasons at April 25-26 Casper Meeting

Setting hunting seasons for wolves and sage grouse for the coming fall will be the focus of the April 25-26 Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting in Casper. Seasons and license quotas for all big game species including wild bison will be established. In addition, the commission will set seasons for upland and early migratory birds and small game as well as turkey seasons for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 hunts.

Wyoming Elk Collared to Monitor Movements in Beetle Killed Forests

Twenty-six elk were captured and fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars on February 17 and 18 as part of an ongoing study to monitor how hunters and elk use beetle-killed forests.

Baggs wildlife biologist Tony Mong says biologists with Quicksilver Air, Inc. captured the elk from a helicopter.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: $1.2 Million for Habitat Work in Six States

So far in 2012, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has allocated $1,258,888 for habitat stewardship and protection projects in six key elk states. The figure represents a significant increase from 2011.
More than 139,000 acres should be conserved for elk and other wildlife in 2012 as a result of these initial allocations.
Affected states include Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
RMEF will announce funding allocations for additional states later this year.

Wyoming Wolf Regulations Meetings to be Broadcast Via the Internet

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center to broadcast, via the internet, 3 public wolf regulation meetings in April. The meetings are designed to provide information and gather public comments on the department's draft revised wolf management and wolf hunting regulations, which are currently open for public comment.

Wyoming GFD Working on Platte Valley Mule Deer Management Plan Following Recent Meetings

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently completed its third series of meetings at which the public was invited to discuss strategies for management of the Platte Valley mule deer herd in upcoming years. The Platte Valley herd encompasses Hunt areas 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, and 161.

Now is the Time to Take a Hunter's Safety Class

If you've got your sights set on hunting this fall and still need to complete your hunter education requirements, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises that now is a good time to sign up for a hunter safety class.

Hunter education is required in Wyoming for all hunters born after 1965. The major purpose of hunter education is the prevention of hunting and firearm related accidents, but emphasis is also placed on improving knowledge about the heritage of hunting and developing a sense of ethics and responsibility.