Letting Wyoming hunters to keep pursuing mountain lions with hounds, even after they’ve filled their hunting tags, would help keep the hounds well-trained and condition the big cats to avoid people and livestock, say proponents of a bill that would allow it.
Wildlife officials in both Colorado and Montana are concerned about feral hog infestations in their states. Colorado has already had feral hogs in the southeastern portion of the state and Montana is worried about feral swine moving south from Alberta and Saskatchewan.
More than 1,000 garbage containers that were certified “bear resistant” were distributed around Teton County, but it turns out they weren’t. A grizzly ripped one apart in a live test.
Retired Denver Broncos Super Bowl champion Derek Wolfe was attacked by many on social media for taking down a dog-killing mountain lion. But others supported him like FOX News’ Tucker Carlson.
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A Colorado man got more than he bargained for after he taunted a bull elk on the road. After playfully asking the elk if it wanted to fight, the elk promptly punctured one of his tires.
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Mountain lions cut a bloody swath through the dog population around a town in rural Boulder County, Colorado, killing as many as 15 dogs in 30 days.
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It was a fungal infection, not bird flu, that killed 81 ducks at Ocean Lake in central Wyoming this fall, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports.
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Wyoming was known as the premier moose hunting destination in the Lower 48, but no longer. Colorado now has a larger moose population and issues more moose hunting licenses. State Sen. Larry HIcks blames wolves and grizzlies for the decline.
“Potential sightings” of wolves in Colorado outside of the North Park pack’s established territory don’t necessarily mean another pack has formed in that state. Meanwhile evidence also suggests that 18 calves found dead weren’t killed by wolves, as initially suspected.
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In what appears to be a growing trend, wolves are getting killed by mountains lions in the Pacific Northwest. That’s not happening in Wyoming where wolves are still king.
Although magnesium chloride highway de-icer can harm fish, Wyoming biologists say we don’t use enough of it to be a concern.
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Three out-of-state men recently sentenced in one of Wyoming’s largest poaching cases ever were likely killing wildlife illegally for “personal fulfillment” rather than profit, according to Wyoming’s chief game warden.
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Three out-of-staters have been convicted of more than 100 violations in what state agents are calling one of Wyoming’s largest poaching cases on record.
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Biologists are urging outdoors-people to stay “bear aware” in Wyoming as grizzly attacks, although rare, can still happen in the winter. There was a grizzly encounter last month in Fairbanks, Alaska and in late 2018, and woman and her infant were mauled and killed by a male grizzly.
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Game wardens speculate that a mule deer buck became enraged at its own reflection and tried to attack it. The buck ended up crashing through a home window and then relaxing in the home office.
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“Maverick,” “Goose” and “Charlie” are three black-footed ferrets that were just reintroduced to Meeteetse after being a part of a captive breeding program at the Phoenix Zoo. More than 500 ferrets have been born at the facility and then reintroduced to native habitat.
After 77 mallard ducks and a Canadian goose were found dead or dying at Ocean Lake in central Wyoming, the state Game and Fish Department is investigating a possible bird flu outbreak.
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A Gillette woman who captured video of three skunks and a badger fighting on a road in Crook County, Wyoming, says she’d never seen anything like it. A wildlife biologist says the two species do occasionally butt heads.
Federal wildlife authorities are pushing for the reintroduction of grizzlies into the state of Washington. It could work, Wyoming outdoorsmen say, if the state is prepared — and empowered — to manage the bears.
A horse advocacy group said Wyoming’s wild horses shouldn’t be seen as invasive. The problem, she said, are cattle which are more damaging to the land. Ranchers disagree.
A video of a large mule deer buck limbo-ing his way under a metal gate is fun to watch, but not that unusual. Wyoming hunters say if they’ve lived that long to get that big, they’ve learned to be crafty to survive.
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A retired Chicago tax attorney-turned environmental activist is taking a new strategy to opposing state management of wolves and grizzlies in Wyoming and other Mountain West states – fire the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Wildlife disease, particularly “blue tongue disease,” hit deer populations in parts of Wyoming hard this year, seriously diminishing hunting opportunities in the Black Hills area.
A golden eagle captured in Wyoming as part of a program to mitigate depredation of Cowboy State sheep herds is doing well in his new home in Pennsylvania.
Although there are plenty of misgivings about the 30×30 conservation program, it could end up providing $21 million for wildlife highway crossings, a Wyoming conservationist told legislators on Friday.
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Although a young girl was attacked by a golden eagle in Kyrgyzstan – that’s not likely to happen in Wyoming, wildlife biologists say. But sheep and small pets are a different story…
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It’s a question that has swirled for decades among outdoors enthusiasts – in grizzly country, are you better off with bear spray or a firearm?
Game and Fish wardens tranquilized the mountain lion in the window well and took her out through the house.
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Three subadult female wolves shot in Wyoming just across the border from Colorado highlight stark differences in the states’ laws, where it’s illegal to kill wolves in Colorado but allowed in Wyoming.
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The Wyoming Game and Fish department say grizzly bears haven’t made it to the Bighorn Mountains yet, despite greatly expanding their range over the last few decades. Others aren’t that sure…
When a trio of good Samaritans saw an antelope tangled up in barbed-wire on the Wyoming – South Dakota border, they immediately cut the fence to free the animal.
Prepare for state and feds to investigate if you kill a grizzly. And if your kill wasn’t in self-defense, you could pay up to $50,000, spend a year behind bars.
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Wyoming’s wild – or feral – horse population remains essentially uncontrolled, some legislators said. Meanwhile, the state’s Native American tribes could set an example in horse management, a wildlife advocate said Tuesday.
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A landowner recently was allowed by Wyoming Game and Fish to put down some wolves in the Gros Ventre mountains after they killed two foals and injured three other horses.
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A “stay-put” alert was sent out campus-wide on Thursday morning when a mountain lion approached the Arapahoe School campus on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
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An elk hunter who purposely avoids hunting in grizzly country was charged by a black bear as he was processing his elk in the Bighorn Mountains last week.
“I could hear when his teeth would hit my skull,” Kendall Cummings told Cowboy State Daily on Monday. Kendall tried to physically pull a grizzly off his teammate Brady Lowry on Saturday and paid dearly for it. Lowry says his friend saved his life.
Two athletes from Northwest College in Powell are recovering from serious injuries suffered in a grizzly bear attack on Saturday outside of Cody. When one of the athletes saw the grizzly attacking his friend, he attacked the grizzly with his bare hands and tried to pull it off of him.
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A woman from Evanston, Wyoming remains hospitalized after being attacked by a buck outside of her house on Friday. The woman suffered 7 puncture wounds and a broken vertebrae.
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An image of a “unicorn” elk caught on a trail camera is the sort of photographic evidence it takes to prove the existence of such an unusual creature.
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Wildlife biologists told Cowboy State Daily that the black dots in the viral photo that allegedly shows a dozen wolverines are probably not wolverines. It’s a near-impossibility, they say.
Sounds of the rut in Teton County. Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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Cryogenics and cloning are helping to increase the population of the endangered black-footed ferret. The first cloned black-footed ferret, named Elizabeth Ann, was born in December 2020.
A 12-year-old Wyoming girl learned hunting ethics from her stepfather every step of the way toward her first big game hunt, which ended with Greybull’s Addison Coscarelli bagging a large bull elk.
A Rocks Springs angler spent two and a half years catching 10 trophy-sized fish species to qualify as an “ultimate angler.” He is only one of 28 people to earn that recognition.
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Wealthy out-of-staters are shopping Wyoming properties with landowner hunting tags attached to them which, in turn, are pushing rank-and-file hunters out of premier hunting areas.
Careening down a Johnson County road while crashing through gates with a slain deer strapped to his flatbed proved to be a fruitless escape plan for a poacher in Wyoming.
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It was not a good day for a Wyoming hunter who was being cited for trespassing near Glendo reservoir when he dropped his meth pipe inside a game warden’s truck.
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During the winter of 1977-78, John Hyde was a game warden trainee with the Wyoming Game and Fish department and charged with figuring out how to get deer to use highway underpasses that are still in use today.
A wounded mule deer, likely shot within Green River City limits, was found lying in brush on school grounds by elementary school students; Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating and asking for tips.
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Killing big-game animals from behind a computer screen or on your smart phone is something Wyoming won’t ever accept, said the state’s top wildlife manager.
Former Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank recalled three bullets zipping over him and his hunting partner as they were trying to close in on a cow elk during a recent hunting season’s opening.
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Should shooting an antelope at 2,000 yards be considered fair chase? Just how far is too far for ethical hunting shots was the subject of a lively discussion before the Wyoming Wildlife Task Force on Friday.
Proposed changes to Wyoming’s elk hunting tag allocations could concentrate more non-resident hunters in the eastern part of the state
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The first wildlife overpass across Interstate 80 will be at a location near Elk Mountain. The project received an additional $10 million appropriation for the project on Tuesday.
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The initial results of an experimental chronic wasting disease vaccine test on elk look promising, but aren’t a major breakthrough, researchers said.
An endangered species expert said if the Tricolor Bat gets added to the Endangered Species List, there’s nothing a property owner can legally do if the bat enters their house, barn, or other area of property.
The draft bill would give game wardens the authority to write trespassing tickets in cases for which they currently have to wait for a sheriff’s deputy
Bird flu usually kills wild waterfowl and domestic poultry, but now it’s starting to take a toll on Wyoming’s raptors. Roughly 100 eagles, hawks, and falcons have died of the disease in Wyoming.
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Wyoming legislators plan this week to consider making sure drones are included in the legal definition of “aircraft” forbidden for scouting or hunting game animal.
In the Big Horn Basin, golden eagles are the apex predator, and their primary prey is cottontail rabbits. But a deadly disease has decimated the rabbit population and is now killing the golden eagles.
As a raccoon rabies epidemic rages in the Eastern U.S., a Lander trapper said he hopes Russian relations warm-up so he can restart his raccoon fur business to the country.
The National Elk Refuge has added a gigantic diesel-powered mobile crematorium to its property so it can incinerate any elk that come down with Chronic Wasting Disease.
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Having veterans shoot mustang mares with birth control darts could help solve the conundrum of wild horse management in the West, including Wyoming, a veteran’s advocate said.
According to official Sasquatch data, the most frequent sightings of Bigfoot in Wyoming has been in Park County followed by Lincoln, Teton, and Carbon counties.
Samples of elk blood taken from hunters’ kills are key to tracking outbreaks of Brucellosis, the Wyoming state veterinarian said. This disease can be transmitted from wildlife to cattle and threaten the livelihood of Wyoming’s ranchers.
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Wildlife on Highway 34 through Sybille Canyon is particularly bad this time of year. The Game and Fish Dept is most concerned about a herd of Bighorn sheep which is hanging out near the highway in the canyon.
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The world’s foremost authority on squirrels, who happens to be a University of Wyoming professor, said when squirrels sploot, that’s ok.
The fundraisers for the Mule Deer Foundation used to be called “Gun-A-Palooza” but social media companies have outlawed anything to do with guns so they’ve renamed the fundraiser “Mule Deer Palooza.”
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Mandatory testing of hunters’ kills for chronic wasting disease has been implemented this year in four popular deer hunt areas in the Laramie Mountains of southeast Wyoming. It will also continue in two deer hunt areas in Fremont County.
A federal biologist told Cowboy State Daily that the total number of grizzly deaths in Wyoming is likely three more than the official tally of 28. That’s because three missing grizzly cubs in Grand Teton National Park are likely dead.
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A large bull elk was illegally shot earlier this month near Wheatland along a highway that runs between two of southeast Wyoming’s premier elk hunt areas. It’s head and antlers were sawed-off while the carcass was left to rot.
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Mustangs, or wild horses — which some people consider to be feral animals – could be hurting mule deer herds in parts of Wyoming, as they compete with the deer for food and water.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department released its annual hunting forecast and elk is at the top of the list for good hunting followed by deer and antelope.
Because they are so rare, wild albino animals cause a stir when they’re spotted. A video of an albino Moose in Sweden has gone viral and viewed millions of times. In recent years, an albino antelope and an albino catfish were found in Wyoming.
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There are plenty of nicknames for Wyoming’s wildlife. Some go back to pioneers who were baffled by the animals.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to restore Endangered Species protection to wolves in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. A victory would halt all wolf hunting in those states.
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Scientists say Wyoming was spared from the so-called “murder hornets” because of its climate. They are now warning Wyomingites, however, of the dreaded European Paper Wasp which, thankfully, rarely murders people.
Federal and state biologists are warning citizens to stay away from the bright orange “do not enter” signs where grizzly trapping is taking place. Bears that are recovering from tranquilizers may be “irritated” which could lead to a less-than-optimal encounter.
Hunters – if you’re wondering when printed copies of the 2022 big game hunting regulations will start showing up at your favorite sporting goods stores – they won’t.
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Two male grizzly bears that killed livestock in separate incidents in the Jackson and Cody regions of northwest Wyoming were captured and relocated to remote drainages near Yellowstone National Park
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises that if you see a rattlesnake this summer, don’t milk it for venom. Also, be careful when hunting rattlesnakes for their meat.
A man in Breckenridge survived an encounter with two moose by simply being unaware of it. The animals came within a foot of the sleeping man but he never woke up.
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After making recommendations on controversial topics such as hunting permit ratios for residents and non-residents and the lottery system for drawing game licenses, the Wyoming Wildlife Task Force is entering the final stretch of its existence.
The Absaroka Fence Initiative is a partnership of federal agencies, private landowners, and local volunteers to remove barbed wire fencing in order to enhance wildlife movement and reduce wildlife mortality, while still meeting the needs of livestock producers.
Although grizzlies occasionally make it down to the Bighorn Basin, the real apex predator in the area is the golden eagle. A new documentary show these 7-foot wingspanned raptors in a new light.
Wildlife officials have sent out a reminder that “rescuing” wild animals is a bad idea. Six years ago, tourists placed a bison calf in their minivan because they thought it looked cold. Days later the calf was euthanized because the mother abandoned it.
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A man who admitted to poaching a grizzly bear outside of Yellowstone National Park was suitably punished when he lost his hunting privileges for the rest of his life, according to an official with a Wyoming wildlife group.
Protestors against a coyote-killing contest in Rock Springs are not being warmly received as the group is frequently receiving the middle finger from passersby.
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With vehicles hitting wildlife in Wyoming more than 6,000 times per year, elevated wildlife crossings are being built to bring that number down.