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Afton, Douglas, and Shoshoni Schools Come Out On Top, But All Children Win in the 2012 Wyoming National Archery in Schools Program State Tournament

CHEYENNE  – Unofficially, you could call Zoee Wilson of Cheyenne and Mason Barker of Douglas, Wyoming’s young Robin Hoods. Officially, they are the Cowboy State’s top young female and male archers in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament. Winning the team titles in the fourth annual competition…


Game and Fish Program Encourages Women to Become Outdoor Insiders

CASPER– The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants Wyoming women to pick up their camera, fishing pole or shotgun and experience the outdoors through the Becoming an Outdoors Woman camp this June. Becoming and Outdoors Woman (BOW) is an outdoor skills program offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department…


Tagged Trout to Help Wyoming Game and Fish Study Fish Movement in Encampment River

LARAMIE— Fisheries biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department hope a few brown trout can help them learn more about fish passage and behavior in the Encampment River. “The Encampment River is an important trout fishery and tributary to the North Platte River,” says Steve Gale, fisheries biologist.  “A…


Hunters in Wyoming Reminded to Pickup Stamps

CHEYENNE— Hunting licenses are regarded by hunters as givens–one of those things that everyone knows needs to be picked up before going out in the field.  Most hunters are also aware that certain stamps are also needed to accompany hunting licenses; but there are some who are not aware of…


Star Valley, Wyoming Moose Tests Positive For CWD

Cheyenne— A three-year-old female moose has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in western Wyoming. CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose that affects the brain, causing weight loss, abnormal behavior, and, eventually, death. There is no evidence that CWD has any human-health implications. “This finding…


Many Elk and Deer Seasons Open October 15th in Wyoming

CHEYENNE– Some big game seasons are ongoing in many areas throughout Wyoming, but there are a number of areas that won’t be opening until Oct. 15. Persons who have hunted Wyoming frequently know that the state does not have a uniform opening date for all big game species, but there…


Deer, Elk, Antelope Licenses Still Available in Some Areas of Wyoming

CHEYENNE– The Wyoming Game and Fish reports that some limited quota licenses are still available for elk, deer and antelope.  Licenses are available for both resident and nonresident hunters. Some big game seasons have closed, others will be closing in a few days and others are just getting underway.  A…


New Signs Help Platte River Rafters

LARAMIE– Boaters on the North Platte River in the Laramie region should find it easier to navigate the waters, thanks to new signs recently installed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and members of the Platte Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. New red and blue signs designating private and…


Fish Fly the Skies in Helicopter Stocking Program in Wyoming

CASPER- Normally the only wildlife flying the friendly skies are on the tail of a Frontier airplane. But Aug. 3-6, thousands of fish from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s fish hatcheries were planted in Wyoming waters through helicopter stocking efforts. When lakes or streams are not accessible by road,…


Upton Kids Win Inaugural NRA Sponsored Youth Hunter Challenge

UPTON – For 2008, you can call J.R. Grieves and Caleb Thompson the reigning champs of Wyoming hunting. It’s not because the Upton young men – age 14 and 16 – tagged 400-point elk and got their picture in a national outdoor magazine. Rather, J.R. and Caleb displayed that outdoor…