Wyoming Hunting News

Wyoming Hunter and Elk Movements May be Affected by Beetle Kill

A cooperative study between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and the U.S. Forest Service's Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committee for the Medicine Bow National Forest will provide information on how hunters and elk use the forest and how that use may change throughout different stages of the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Baggs Game and Fish Wildlife Biologist Tony Mong says the study was implemented because of the potential impacts beetle kill will have on the way elk use the forest and hunters hunt in the forest.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Gray Wolf Delisting and Transfer of Gray Wolf Management to the State of Wyoming

Following approval of a revised wolf management plan by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to remove the gray wolf population in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Due to recovery efforts and the provisions of the revised state plan, the Wyoming wolf population is healthy and stable, current and future threats to wolves have been addressed, and a post-delisting monitoring and management framework has been developed.

Saratoga Man Receives Fines, Probation, License Suspensions for Trapping Violations in Wyoming

A repeat offender of Wyoming trapping laws has had his hunting and trapping privileges suspended for 15 years for violation of Wyoming trapping laws.

September 30 is Deadline to Apply for Preference Points in Wyoming

Earlier this summer, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sent out more than 15,000 letters to notify hunters that their accumulated preference points are in jeopardy of being lost.

Wyoming has a special application period from July 1 to Sept. 30 when hunters can purchase preference points.

Laramie Area Man Receives Heavy Fines For Elk Poaching in Wyoming

A three-year-old case involving the poaching of  two large bull elk near Laramie was recently resolved with Robert Mason of Tie Siding receiving heavy fines for the illegal killing of two trophy class elk in 2008.

Mason was assessed $18,000 in fines and restitution by Albany County Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor. In addition, Judge Castor revoked Mason's hunting privileges for six years.

Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to Discuss Wolf Management Plan

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will be holding a special Commission meeting on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Parkway Plaza in Casper to discuss the proposed revised Wolf Management Plan for Wyoming.

Wyoming Hunters Urged to Use Caution in Beetle-Kill Areas

Hunters are asked to take extra precautions this upcoming hunting season, especially in areas affected by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Beetle kill on some 2.5 million acres of forest brings with it the end result of more falling trees as the root structures die and lose their strength to support the tree.

Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo to Receive Grizzly Bear Cubs from Wyoming

Two Cody area grizzly bear cubs are on a journey to the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The male and female cubs of the year, were orphaned after their mother was euthanized when she became a chronic problem bear to residents living in the Lower South Fork Shoshone River valley. 

Wyoming Man Fined For Dogs Killing Deer

A Centennial man who was cited for his dogs killing two mule deer fawns has received heavy fines totaling more than $8,000 by Albany County Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor.

Castor assessed Lyle Barrett of Centennial $4,000 each in restitution to the State of Wyoming for the two deer plus $120 in fines following his citation for two of his dogs killing two fawns on June 12. Centennial is a rural community 30 miles west of Laramie at the foot of the Snowy Range area of the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Oregon Man Receives Sentence for Federal Wildlife Violation in Wyoming

A concerned citizen's tip about a trophy bull elk being illegally taken in October 2005 near Ten Sleep has led to an Oregon man being convicted for felony wildlife violations July 12 in U.S. District Court in Casper.

After James S. Robinson of West Lynn violated Wyoming statute by killing the bull elk Oct. 21, 2005 with an improper license - he only had a cow elk license for the area - the case became a federal Lacey Act violation when the illegally taken meat and mounted head and antlers were transported across state lines.