Wyoming Hunting News

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.

Facebook Postings Help Convict Cheyenne, Wyoming Men in Pronghorn Wanton Destruction

Traditional information sources of a landowner spotting carcasses and an anonymous Stop Poaching tip, combined with the recent rage of Facebook, have teamed up to help convict three Cheyenne men recently for their roles in the wanton destruction of a pronghorn, taking the animal out of season, and associated violations.

In Ten Years, NSSF® Has Awarded $4.7 Million to State Agencies to Promote Hunting

$392,185 in Hunting Heritage Partnership® Grants Go to 12 Projects

Mule Deer Foundation Applauds Gov. Mead for Wyoming Wolf Plan

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) came out in strong support today of Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature for decisive action Monday regarding Senate File 41, which will allow for state management of the gray wolf population in Wyoming.

Nonresident Wyoming Deer, Antelope Applications Due March 15

Nonresidents who would like to hunt deer and antelope in Wyoming during the 2012 hunting season are reminded that the application deadline to be included in the drawing is 5 p.m. on March 15. Deadline times are for both online and paper applications.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Revises Gray Wolf Management Plan, Accepting Comments

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has drafted an addendum to the approved Wyoming Gray Wolf Management Plan.

Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars Teach Large Predator Safety in Wyoming

Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your back yard?

If you're not sure how to react in these situations, plan to attend one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's "Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country" seminars.

2012 Hunting Seasons Discussed at Public Meetings Across Wyoming

Hunters interested in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department proposals for the 2012 big game and bird seasons are invited to attend any of the eight public meetings to be held throughout the state the last week of March.

During these information gathering meetings, the Game and Fish will be soliciting input on all big game species as well as wild bison seasons and general hunting regulations. In addition, comments are being taken on proposed turkey, uplandbird, early migratory bird seasons, small game, and the Light Goose Conservation Order.

February 29 is Wyoming's Deadline for Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Applications

Hunters interested in entering the drawing for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat licenses are reminded that applications must be received in the Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. Feb. 29.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Partners Recognize Standout Conservation Pros

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service employees in four states—Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming—have earned recognition for standout work to enhance and conserve habitat for elk and other wildlife.

Each has received a special award from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and their respective agency for conservation efforts in partnership with RMEF.