Wyoming Hunting News

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Apps Due Feb. 28th
It’s the time for both residents and nonresidents to be thinking about where they want to apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat. The applications must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. Feb. 28.
Four More Deer CWD Cases
Four mule deer, harvested from areas where chronic wasting disease had previously not been found, recently tested positive for the disease. Three of the mule deer were harvested in the extreme southeast corner of Hunt Area 34 just northwest of Casper.
2003 Black Bear Season Meeting and Comment Period
Proposed 2003 black bear seasons and regulations will be discussed at public meetings held across Wyoming Jan. 21-23 by the Game and Fish Department. Written comments about the proposals will be accepted through Jan. 24.
G&F Hosting CWD Meetings
Hunters and others interested in chronic wasting disease, a fatal disease affecting some of the deer and elk herds in southeast Wyoming, are invited to attend a meeting of the subject hosted by the Game and Fish Department.
Big Game Season Over But Work Isn't
With most big game seasons over, Wyoming's wildlife biologists and game wardens are not packing for second honeymoons in Hawaii, booking Caribbean cruises or even hitching up campers and heading for Arizona.
Draft Wolf Management Plan Comments Accepted Until December 12th
Nine open houses informing citizens of Wyoming's draft wolf management plan concluded this week, and interested parties are alerted written comments on the draft plan are still being accepted through 5 p.m. Dec. 12.
CWD Surveillance Reveals New Area of Infection
A deer harvested in Deer Hunt Area 78, on the western slope of the Snowy Range, south of Saratoga and one harvested in Deer Hunt Area 82 on the western slope of the Sierra Madres tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Yellowstone Grizzlies Doing Well
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST), reported today that 50 different sets of females with cubs were counted in the Yellowstone area in 2002. "Fifty of these females were in and around the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone," said Mark Haroldson of the IGBST. "This 2002 number is a new record high for the number of females seen with cubs."
Wolf Management Plan Under Development
The summary of comments received from the eight wolf management plan scoping meetings and comment period in July is available for public review at the Game and Fish Department's Web site here. "Even though the input was very diverse, we are committed to developing a plan that meets the requirements of conserving wolves in the state, sustains healthy big game populations and is responsive to wolf/livestock conflicts," said Reg Rothwell, Game and Fish Department supervisor of Biological Services.
Grizzly Killed 30 Miles South of Documented Range
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is currently investigating the death of a grizzly bear that was killed on Sunday, Aug. 11. The interesting part of this case is that it was killed in the Greys River drainage some 30 miles south of the current documented grizzly bear occupied habitat.