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WHP Observes National Teen Driving Week

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Wyoming is observing National Teen Driver Safety Week this week as one way to raise teen awareness about distracted driving.  Statistically, Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Tom Kelly says nearly 3100 people died across the nation as a direct result of distracted driving.  Kelly says however, … Continue Reading

Don’t Feed Wildlife

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Due to the severe drought conditions in many parts of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to put out feed for the wildlife.   Officials point out that regardless of winter conditions, there may be significant losses of wildlife this year.  Each winter says Wildlife Management Coordinator Daryl Lutz, … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Expanded

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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is expanding its 2013 route to include Montana, Idaho and Utah along with its Wyoming venue.  Race Director Frank Teasley explains the move comes in an effort to challenge participants with some new terrain.  He says many of the sled dog races across the country and around the world set their courses, and … Continue Reading

Forest Visitors To Be Surveyed

Forest Survey

Bridger Teton National Forest has been selected as one of relatively few forests where a visitor use survey is to be conducted over the next year.  The National Visitor Use Monitoring Project began Monday and continues for 12 months, determining what attracts visitors to the forest, their activities, spending habits and … Continue Reading

Hunters Urged To Be Fire Safe

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As hunting season begins throughout Wyoming, officials are sounding emphatic cautions to sportsmen.  The obvious pointers are to observe the fire restrictions in the area being hunted – meaning no open fires are permitted in western Wyoming at this time.  However, Ray Hageman of Wyoming Game and Fish says there are other considerations that may not be immediately thought of.  He says … Continue Reading

Grouse Wings Requested

Sage Grouse

With the opening of the sage grouse hunting season Saturday, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging all sage grouse hunters to drop one wing from any birds they harvest in one of the sage grouse wing barrels that have been placed at convenient locations in the area. … Continue Reading

Another Wildfire

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A second fire has been spotted in the Greys River Ranger District above Star Valley.  Specifically, the fire is located two miles southeast of Cottonwood Lake.  This one is estimated to be about a tenth of an acre and is burning in timber and forest litter.

Two fire personnel are taking suppression action with the aid of helicopter bucket drops.  The cause of this latest fire remains undetermined.  Meanwhile, the Rock Fire ¼ mile west of Swift Creek Lake continues to burn in about ten acres and is being fought by a 20-person crew aided by one helicopter.

Mead Praises Wolf De-listing

Governor Matt Mead

Governor Matt Mead has applauded the Interior Department for its decision to de-list wolves in Wyoming. The action effectively returns management of wolves to the State of Wyoming on October 1st. Mead calls the move “appropriate” given the numbers of wolves in the state have reached … Continue Reading

Labor Day In Jackson Hole

Labor Day

It’s Labor Day today which means banks, schools and government offices are closed and some services have been curtailed.  Among them, the Teton County Trash Transfer Station and Recycling Center office will be closed, and the START Bus will run only one bus to and from Jackson on both its Star Valley and Teton Valley commuter routes.  Both routes will … Continue Reading

Wolves De-listed Effective September 30

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Wyoming population of gray wolves is recovered and no longer warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. Beginning September 30th, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan, as they are in the states of Idaho and Montana.  Listen here to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe as he makes that announcement.

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  • Warm With A Small Chance For Thunderstorms Today And Thursday - September 17, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will be the main weather feature today, which will keep temperatures warm and slightly above normal statewide.  There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms today as moisture out of the southwest creeps into state.  The best chance for thunderstorms today will be in far western parts of the […]
  • Carry a first-aid kit for your dog, too - September 17, 2014
    If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
  • Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014
    Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
  • Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014
    My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]

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