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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths

PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

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Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

BOZEMAN — Gardiner resident Bonnie Lynn is bracing herself for another gut-wrenching bison hunt north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 14, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

CASPER, Wyo. — A helicopter will circle southwest Wyoming Thursday with a crew shooting nets onto unsuspecting mule deer. The crew will bring the deer back to a base camp where researchers will test the animals for body condition and pregnancy. Each deer released will bound away wearing a ra…

December 14, 2014 12:10 pm Photos

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Mule deer capture

Mule deer capture

Kevin Monteith with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit performs an ultrasound on a doe mule deer in December 2013 as Matthew Kauffman and graduate student Melia DeVivo look on. Some researchers are using social media to keep in touch with the public.

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Mule deer

Mule deer

A wildlife capture crew ferries a doe mule deer in March 2013 to wildlife researchers near LaBarge. A team of researchers from the USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others are capturing and testing mule deer beginning today in southwest Wyo…

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Mule deer release

Mule deer release

A doe mule deer is released in March 2013, by wildlife researchers near LaBarge. A team of researchers from the USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others are capturing and testing mule deer beginning today in southwest Wyoming. Some scientis…

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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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Wildlife scientists tapped for federal task force

CASPER, Wyo. — Two Wyoming Game and Fish Department scientists have been named to a federal task force for wildlife forensics.

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Game and Fish: 4 ticketed for poaching mule deer

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has ticketed four people from Wisconsin for allegedly poaching a mule deer buck near Wright.

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Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk hunt

Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. — Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a roadside firing line in plain sight.

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4 cited for poaching mule deer near Wright

4 cited for poaching mule deer near Wright

WRIGHT, Wyo. — Thanks to a tip from a citizen, the Wyoming wildlife authorities have cited four Wisconsin residents for poaching an antlered mule deer.

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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks info on mule deer poaching

Wyoming Game and Fish seeks info on mule deer poaching

BUFFALO, Wyo. — State game wardens say they're seeking information from the public about a mule deer buck that was illegally killed in eastern Johnson County.

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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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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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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

November 21, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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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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Wyoming poaching tips can now be sent by text, phone app

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials have launched a text message and phone application system to help Wyomingites report poaching.

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Wyoming game department reports wasting disease cases

Wyoming game department reports wasting disease cases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt areas.

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