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  • Turkey hunting a Wyo. tradition since 1955

    From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department|Nov 24, 2021

    It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming. Hunters’ interest has continued to gain momentum since. With both fall and spring seasons to chase gobblers, hunters’ stealthy pursuits provide excellent food for their families and mementos of feathers, beards and spurs to commemorate the hunt long after. It all started in 1935, when the Wyoming Game and Fish Department swapped sage grouse with New Mexico for 15 Merriam’s turkeys – nine hens and six toms. The imports were released on the George Waln Ranch on...

  • Tips for landing kokanee

    From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department|Jul 12, 2017

    Fontenelle Reservoir is the other kokanee fishing destination in southwest Wyoming and the bite is on. Fisheries managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Green River region, say Fontenelle Reservoir has finally started to clear up, following a long spring and summer of high and muddy inflows from the Green River drainage above. Kokanee salmon and trout fishing has improved, as the water in Fontenelle Reservoir clears up. “When people think about Kokanee fishing in southwest Wyoming, they think of Flaming Gorge Reservoir,” Green Riv...

  • Rock Springs fisherman catches record fish

    From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department|Jun 28, 2017

    When Christian Cosby threw out a chunk of sucker meat on his six pound test he never expected to catch a huge channel catfish. Cosby and fishing buddy Brandon Chadwick were fishing near Anvil Draw on Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 24 when he caught a channel catfish weighing 28.52 pounds, measuring 39 inches long, with a girth of 23.25 inches. “I yelled, “Holy cow it’s a catfish!” Cosby said. “I thought maybe it was a carp. I pulled it as close as I could get it to the shore in the shallow water. Then I jumped in the water, stuck my hand in his m...

  • Winter weather will impact wildlife

    From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department|Jan 25, 2017

    There’s no doubt the recent bitter cold winter conditions are impacting people and wildlife in southwest Wyoming, but there is still a bright side to the daunting winter weather conditions, thanks to some volunteers and the good folks at Wyoming Department of Transportation. Cokeville Game Warden Neil Hymas has responded to multiple calls in which 23 antelope, over 20 mule deer and 40 elk were hit and killed by trains near Sage Junction, as these animals move south and west. Hymas located a hole in the “deer fence” and volunteers with the S...