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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

GREAT FALLS — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that strikes sheep and goats, causing them to scrape their bodies against anything they can get near, in an attempt to scratch an itch that exists only in the…

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Bighorn sheep moved to Sheep Creek

GREAT FALLS — Twenty-one bighorn sheep have been transplanted to the Sheep Creek drainage south of Cascade.

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18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

MISSOULA — Northern Continental Divide grizzly bears made it through 2014 without one dying at the hands of a game warden.

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2 pay fines, restitution on deer poaching charges

MISSOULA — A Hamilton woman and her cousin from California recently split a bill of more than $10,000 for illegally killing a trophy buck deer off Little Sleeping Child Road.

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Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.

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BLM's wild horse advisory board seeks 3 members

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is holding a second call for nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

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Pet massage gaining popularity

PHOENIX — Spa treatments don’t stop with people. You won’t see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it’s become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

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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.

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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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