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Turkey shoot

Guide Calvin Wolf and his hunter Aiden Williams were the first to come in during the Old West Invitational Turkey Shoot. For more see story on page 8....

 

WSG Hulett Youth Field Day June 4

The Wyoming Sportsman Group Hulett Youth Field Day is an anticipated annual event drawing over 100 youth and their families from northeast Wyoming and surrounding states to participate in outdoor...

 
 By Melissa Bears    Outdoors    May 12, 2022 

OWITS more than a turkey shoot

The annual Old West Invitational Turkey Shoot was held last week, May 5 through 7 at the GHCC. The event kicked off with a music event at the Devils Tower golf club sponsored by the Country Outdoors...

 

Black Hills National Forest campgrounds and seasonal gates scheduled to open

Black Hills National Forest campgrounds are scheduled to open Friday, May 13 and seasonal gates will all be open Monday, May 16, 2022. The Forest offers 30 campgrounds with more than 680 individual sites. Many of the campgrounds are operated by a...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-Year SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 5.3 1.6 0.2 0.0 800 Blind Park Snotel 6870 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.3 200 Cole...

 

Use of exploding targets illegal on the Black Hills National Forest

While recreational shooting is allowed, it is unlawful to shoot at or use exploding targets anywhere on the Black Hills National Forest. A regional closure order prohibits the use of exploding targets on National Forest System Lands. The order...

 

OWITS youth winners announced

The winners of the Old West invitational Turkey Shoot youth contest have been chosen for this year's event. Aiden Williams and Elizabeth Jordan are the winners of this year's creative contest....

 
 By Leo Wolfson    Outdoors    April 28, 2022

Moose population growing

CODY — After years of decline, the regional moose population is starting to show a small comeback in numbers, Game and Fish officials reported recently. G&F Wildlife Biologist Bart Kroger said in the Worland District, which includes the Meeteetse...

 

Public asked to report groups of dead birds

Wyoming Game & Fish has now detected cases of bird flu in wild birds within this state. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI, commonly known as bird flu) was already known to be affecting back yard poultry in Wyoming. The national outbreak has...

 

Prescribed fire planned at Devils Tower National Monument

"The staff at Devils Tower National Monument are planning to conduct a prescribed burn to restore the natural process of fire to the ecosystem and reduce the build-up of dead and dried fuels," announced Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski. The fire...

 

Scouting for info

Established last fall, a new collaborative covering the northeast of Wyoming is looking to improve outdoor recreation in this area – and needs your help for its first steps towards doing so. The Northeast Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (N...

 

UW Extension to host invasive grass, weed workshops in Gillette, Sheridan, Sundance

Workshops about invasive grasses and weeds are scheduled in early May in Gillette, Sheridan and Sundance. Sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, the free public workshops – all covering the...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 0 0 1.1 0 0 Blind Park Snotel 6870 2 1 7 4.3 14 Cole Canyon...

 

Fire season has already begun

Unless the long-term weather forecast undergoes a pretty dramatic change, 2022 is shaping up to be another potentially dangerous fire season. Fire Warden Doug Leis is warning Crook County citizens to take care when burning slash piles even now, and... Full story

 
 By Stephen Dow    Outdoors    March 31, 2022

Hunting Wyoming's rarest animals now easier for residents

SHERIDAN — Starting in July, Wyoming hunters will have increased chances to hunt the big five game animals in Wyoming: moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bison and grizzly bears. During its recently completed session, the Wyoming Legislature...

 

Rare visitor

Tessa Garman and her sister, Taylor were greeted by this rare visitor to the feed ground Monday night, Mar. 14, as they made their way out to the cows....

 

Devils Tower National Monument transitioning to cashless fee collection

Beginning April 1, 2022, Devils Tower National Monument will be accepting entrance fee payments via card and digital payments only. Reducing cash collected in fee operations allows a park unit to be a better steward of our visitor's dollars. It...

 

Public meetings set for this year's hunting regs

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will once again be holding public open houses around the county this month to discuss the proposed hunting seasons for 2022. Meetings are scheduled in both Sundance and Hulett and comments will be accepted until...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 5.1 1 2.1 1.4 48 Blind Park Snotel 6870 17 4 6.6 4.6 61 Cole...

 

Bearlodge isolated parcels hazardous fuels reduction project

The Black Hills National Forest is proposing to reduce fire hazard on isolated National Forest parcels adjacent to the western edge of the Bear Lodge Mountains. High fuel loading on these parcels poses a risk to surrounding lands and communities....

 

Turkey shoot youth contest announced

The Old West Invitational Turkey Shoot contest is open to Hulett youth 12 to 18 years old. One boy and one girl will be chosen. Participants can enter any kind of creative artwork everything from...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 20-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 2.2 .4 1.8 .6 22 Blind Park Snotel 6870 11 2.6 4.7 2.9 55 Cole...

 

Collecting roadkill? Use the Wyoming 511 app

Collecting roadkill? There’s an app for that. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Department of Transportation recently launched new features to the Wyoming 511 mobile app to send authorization for those seeking to collect...

 

Wyoming beef jerky business found to be selling poached game meat

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently completed a multi-year investigation of a Wyoming resident living on the Grazing Hills Ranch near Natrona for wildlife crimes. The investigation culminated with a plea agreement and $45,070 in fines and...

 

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