Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Thursday signed a proclamation setting the week of May fifth through 12th as Wyoming Travel and Tourism Week – coinciding with National Travel and Tourism Week. In a formal event at the state capitol, Governor Mead told those in attendance that in addition to the obvious benefits of travel and tourism to those who engage in it, the industry is … Continue Reading
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service yesterday opened an additional public comment period on the proposal to remove the gray wolf in Wyoming from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. That additional comment period will remain open for 15 days. The additional comment period came … Continue Reading
It is that time of year again when Wyoming residents enjoying outdoor activities may pick up some nasty hitch-hikers: ticks. The Wyoming Department of Health points out that diseases often transmitted by infected ticks include tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Colorado Tick Fever. Ticks are typically found … Continue Reading
Game and Fish officials are reminding boaters that along with registration of boats for the upcoming boating season, watercraft using Wyoming waters must have an Aquatic Invasive Species decal. Spokesman Mark Gocke says this is the third year … Continue Reading
This fire management region of the country will likely face generally normal fire potential over the next several months according to the report issued in early April by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. The Eastern Great Basin Region typically has little significant fire potential in April according to … Continue Reading
“Working Lands for Wildlife” is encouraging producers and landowners to enroll for funds from the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program to be used to preserve species habitats. The objectives are to restore populations of declining wildlife species and restore and protect the productive capacity of working lands. “Working Lands for Wildlife” is a … Continue Reading
Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week begins today. As severe weather and tornadoes erupt across the nation’s Midwest and plains it’s an appropriate time to discuss weather hazards and mitigation efforts here in the Cowboy State. Tomorrow, Jackson Hole Radio will visit with Dan Burk of the National Weather Service about preparing for the upcoming season of severe weather here in Wyoming.
With the warming weather, many area businesses are preparing the upcoming summer tourism season. At the same time, promotional campaigns have already been launched by the state Travel and Tourism Commission. Assistant Director Alan Dubberly says … Continue Reading
The state of Wyoming is in a state of limbo again with regard to the redistricting plan adopted by the legislature last month. Some municipalities in the northeastern corner of the state and an individual in Lincoln County have challenged the plan in a lawsuit a week ago. State Senator Stan Cooper of Kemmerer … Continue Reading
Bridger-Teton National Forest is reminding the public that winter range closures are still in place on the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts despite the unseasonally early spring. Forest biologists point out that … Continue Reading
Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014 High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state. Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014 If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
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