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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.

November 26, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
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.

November 26, 2014 12:50 pmLoading…
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…

November 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

November 21, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
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…

November 20, 2014 12:27 pmLoading…

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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Commissioners want to keep wild sheep in Montana

Commissioners want to keep wild sheep in Montana

HELENA — Montana wildlife commissioners say they want to keep looking for suitable sites within the state to relocate bighorn sheep.

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Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.

November 13, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Law of the land: How litigation has shaped the Forest Service

Law of the land: How litigation has shaped the Forest Service

HELENA — While many people may decry litigious environmental groups and point fingers at judges that rule in the groups’ favor, it’s hard to deny that they have often prevailed in court, and the federal government has been found in violation of environmental laws.

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2 mountain lions killed at home southeast of Missoula

2 mountain lions killed at home southeast of Missoula

MISSOULA — Two mountain lions were killed and wildlife officials are looking for a third suspected in the deaths of three goats and two sheep at a residence in a wooded area southeast of Missoula.

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Wyoming program helps kids raise pheasants

Wyoming program helps kids raise pheasants

ACME, Wyo. — Pheasant hunters trekking into the fields can tip their hats to students at nearly 20 Acme area schools for their help in hatching hundreds of the 28,000 birds to be released this season around the state.

November 06, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Grizzly acclimated to humans put down north of Cody

Grizzly acclimated to humans put down north of Cody

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife managers in Wyoming have euthanized a young male grizzly bear that became habituated to humans.

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Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.

October 29, 2014 6:30 am Related Loading…
ZooMontana's deer Rocket euthanized at age 17

ZooMontana's deer Rocket euthanized at age 17

ZooMontana’s 17-year-old Sika deer, Rocket, was euthanized on Monday due to complications and concerns over his progressing arthritis.

October 28, 2014 1:52 pm Video Photos

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Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.

October 21, 2014 6:45 amLoading…
ZooMontana investigating report of child bitten by wolf; animals quarantined

ZooMontana investigating report of child bitten by wolf; animals quarantined

One of ZooMontana’s two gray wolves bit a young child on Sunday afternoon.

October 20, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…

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