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The art of the hunt

July 22, 2014

Wyoming State Museum exhibit celebrates the cultural and creative heritage of hunting and fishing.

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Wyoming Game and Fish remains at funding crossroads

April 1, 2014

Game and Fish is a government agency that has too many factors to be expected to be operated the way the private sector would do …

Legislature Blog

House denies introduction of bill to increase Game and Fish license fees

February 10, 2014

House denies introduction of bill to increase Game and Fish license fees
by Dustin Bleizeffer
— February 10, 2014
This afternoon the Wyoming House voted down introduction of …

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Sportsmen to lawmakers: Invest in Wyoming Game and Fish Department

December 17, 2013

Diverse sporting groups hope to deliver a unified message to lawmakers, after year of drastic cuts.

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Sportsmen groups worry about economic and conservation impacts of government shutdown

October 8, 2013

October is prime hunting season, but national wildlife refuges are closed due to the government shutdown. That means lost money and stalled conservation projects.

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National Public Lands Day pays homage to great American legacy

September 26, 2013

Steve Kilpatrick writes that energy, agriculture, and recreation are like a three-legged stool: we need all the legs for balance on Wyoming’s public lands.

The Pitch

Wyoming Game and Fish seeks comments on budget cuts

July 25, 2013

Game & Fish asks for input on $4.6M budget cut
— July 25, 2013
(Press release) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is looking for feedback …

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A forest for the fish

January 8, 2013

Each winter, volunteers drag Christmas trees onto the icy surface of Ocean Lake, a tradition they say helps their favorite fishery.

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It’s going to cost more to hunt & fish in Wyoming

December 11, 2012

Raising the price of hunting and fish licenses may cost Game & Fish some of its autonomy.

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Your Outdoor Gift Guide

November 27, 2012

We’ve asked experts from Wyoming’s outdoor retailers for suggestions on accessories and clothing to go with your loved one’s favorite sport.

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New proposal may raise fish population in ranchland streams

November 13, 2012

A new bill would allow landowners to temporarily lease their water rights to groups for the purpose of restoring fish populations. But it faces opposition.

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Second Amendment-only voters threaten hunting opportunities

October 30, 2012

Wyoming’s hunting community often supports gun rights as well environmental protections, but the two platforms are not often shared by the same candidate.

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Wyoming lawmakers will discuss taking ownership of federal lands

October 8, 2012

Inspired by efforts in Utah, Wyoming lawmakers are considering legislation to take control of federal lands in the Cowboy State.

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Underwater war: Killing lake trout to save cutthroat in Yellowstone

September 25, 2012

Lake trout have devastated Yellowstone’s cutthroat trout population for years, but the National Park Service is fighting back.

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Frankly Yellowstone

September 14, 2012

Dewey Vanderhoff brings his camera with him to Yellowstone Lake, the largest freshwater high-elevation lake in North America and a world unto itself.

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Coal-export schemes ignite unusual opposition, from Wyoming to India

July 31, 2012

A wide range of individuals and groups are concerned that some of the world’s biggest coal and rail companies want to begin shipping huge amounts …

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Enjoy Wyoming (at Your Own Risk): Does State law give too much protection to outdoor-recreation providers?

November 2, 2011

Some critics wonder if the Wyoming Recreation Safety Act’s “inherent risk” doctrine goes too far in protecting against death and injury lawsuits.

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Wyoming Kids’ Outdoor Time Nearly Double National Average

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A statewide study, conducted by the University of Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, shows that Wyoming children spent almost twice the amount of time outside …