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Wyoming game and fish.

Wyoming game and fish.

Wyoming game and fish

There already have been more grizzly bear mortalities, including naturally caused and human-caused, this year than last year. But the Wyoming Game and Fish Department say this doesn't portray the whole story.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to continue feeding elk in the winter at the Dell Creek Feedground in Northern Sublette County. A recent court decision found that the department's previous permit to winter feed elk, granted by the U.S. Forest Service, expired at the end of 2017 and there was no record of renewal, despite the department continuing to feed there in the years since. (Source: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org)

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly neurological disease that affects deer and elk. This year, to try to learn more about the disease, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requiring deer hunters in areas 96 and 97 in Sweetwater County to submit their deer for CWD testing. This is the first time testing is being required in any area. Wyoming Public Radio's Ivy Engel sat down with Lander Region Wildlife Management Coordinator Daryl Lutz to learn more. (Source: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org)

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to continue feeding elk in the winter at the Dell Creek Feedground in Northern Sublette County. A recent court decision found that the department's previous permit to winter feed elk, granted by the U.S. Forest Service, expired at the end of 2017 and there was no record of renewal, despite the department continuing to feed there in the years since. (Source: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org)

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly neurological disease that affects deer and elk. This year, to try to learn more about the disease, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requiring deer hunters in areas 96 and 97 in Sweetwater County to submit their deer for CWD testing. This is the first time testing is being required in any area. Wyoming Public Radio's Ivy Engel sat down with Lander Region Wildlife Management Coordinator Daryl Lutz to learn more. (Source: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is now accepting public comment on regulations for roadkill harvest. Earlier this year, legislation passed that made it legal to collect road killed deer, elk, antelope, moose, bison, or wild turkey. While the law went into effect on July 1, it still isn't technically legal until regulations have been approved. (Source: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has roots all the way back to the 1890's. This period in our history marks a major decline in the population of wild game in the state of Wyoming due to unlimited harvesting practices used by settlers. During that decade, the positions of State Fish Warden (1890) and State Game Warden (1899) were established to protect Wyoming's wildlife from dangers of over harvesting. These positions were dedicated to the replenishment of the wildlife in the area. (Source: travelwyoming.com)

The Commission serves as the policy making board responsible for the direction and supervision of the Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and through the Department provides an adequate and flexible system of control, propagation, management and protection and regulation of all wildlife in Wyoming (W.S. 23-1-301-303, W.S. 23-1-401). Seven members are appointed by the Governor for six-year terms with Senate confirmation. Not more than four members shall be of the same party (W.S. 23-1-201). (Source: travelwyoming.com)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is the State of Wyoming's state agency charged with stewardship of the state's fish, game, and wildlife resources. The department sets fish and game regulations, including issuance of hunting and fishing licenses and enforcement of state regulations throughout the state. The department also enforces watercraft regulations and registration, along with enforcement of invasive species laws. The agency is headquartered in Cheyenne. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

 

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