Wyoming to Set Seasons for Wolves & Mtn. Lions

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Setting hunting seasons and quotas for mountain lions and wolves are on the agenda for the July 30-Aug. 1 Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting in Dubois. Furbearing animal trapping seasons as well as regulations governing taxidermists and hunter safety will also be established.

The commission will also hear presentations regarding the elk reduction hunt on the National Elk Refuge and Teton National Park and the Governor's Sage Grouse Implementation Team. Details on Wyoming's new Hunter Mentor Program and a review of the Game and Fish Department's financial condition will also be presented.

Events of July 30 consist of a tour of several areas in the Dubois region. Possible locations include the Spence/ Moriarity and Inberg/Roy wildlife habitat management areas and the Dubois Fish Hatchery. The tour will begin at the Trail Lake Conservation Camp at 8:15 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. at the same location. The Trail Lake Conservation Camp is located off highway 26/287 about 4.3 miles southeast of Dubois and turning south on county road 257. Follow the graveled road for 7.6 miles to the conservation camp. Members of the public and media are welcome to follow the commissioners on the tour and are advised to bring food and water.

The meeting continues at 8 a.m. July 31 at the Trail Lake Camp and will conclude Aug. 1 at the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center in Dubois. Anyone who would like a complete agenda or requires auxiliary aids to attend should contact Connie Coleman at (307) 777-4501.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department supports the Americans With Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

To see the Commission meeting agenda visit: http://gf.state.wy.us/services/news/pressreleases/08/07/18/080718_2.asp