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Montana scientists doing prion research

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A shaking sickness that strikes only a tribe of New Guinea. A disease that strikes sheep and goats, causing them to scrape their bodies against anything the…

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Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday authorized Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to the Highlands area near Butte and the Beartooth Game Range north of Helena. The vote came despite continued assertions from the agenc…

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Wildlife lovers protest death of grizzly bear

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife watchers are searching for answers after a grizzly bear that was well known in the Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park areas was killed by Wyoming wildlife managers.

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BLM asks drivers to watch for wild horses on roads

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Federal land managers are asking motorists to be careful when traveling through areas in southwestern Wyoming where wild horses frequent.

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Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

CASPER, Wyo. — Betsy Peterson shot her first mule deer outside of Casper with her husband and 5-month old daughter. It didn’t seem strange, bringing the infant into the field. Peterson had a mule deer tag and mouths to feed.

October 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Black bear euthanized after breaking into house

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it broke into an occupied house in Teton Village at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

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Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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Grizzly bear moved from one Wyoming county to another

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear that was damaging fruit trees and bird feeders near Ralston in Park County.

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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks information on moose poaching near Sheridan

BUFFALO, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of two young bull moose on the Bighorn National Forest west of Buffalo.

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Wyoming Game and Fish moves grizzly bear

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated a young male grizzly bear that was hanging round residential areas near Jackson.

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Free bear spray available for hunters

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole hunters can get free bear spray from a local foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks mule deer poaching information

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information for a poaching case involving a trophy mule deer buck near Medicine Bow.

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Investigation determines time of fatal bear attack

RIVERTON, Wyo. — An investigation has determined the approximate time of death of a Utah man who was mauled by a bear while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming, officials in Fremont County said.

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Grizzly bear relocated after killing calf

JACKSON, Wyo. — State wildlife officials trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear after it killed a calf on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

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Wyoming residents asked to remove moose hazards from yards

JACKSON, Wyo. — State Game and Fish officials are asking residents to survey their yards and remove anything that could entangle a rutting moose.

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Citizens get to name wolf packs they discover

SPOKANE, Wash. — While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers.

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Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

JACKSON, Wyo. — Efforts to protect sage grouse in northwest Wyoming also benefit mule deer that migrate through areas of sagebrush along the Upper Green River, according to new research.

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Montana officials drop probe into wolf-kill brag

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials have dropped their investigation after finding no merit to a Missoula man's Internet brag that he ran down a pair of wolves on purpose.

October 03, 2014 4:55 pmLoading…

Photographers: Rut, obstacles caused moose death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife photographers say they aren't to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week.

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