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
Local anglers are being reminded that several major changes to the state’s fishing regulations are now in effect. Among them, a new statewide daily creel for lakes and reservoirs allows … 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
Even as the unemployment rate in Wyoming dropped a tenth of a percent from February to March, the unemployment rate in Teton County increased by as much. Still, the unemployment rate here is 6/10 of a percent lower than during March of the previous year. According to the state Department of Workforce Services, … 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
While the deer mortality rate on Southwestern Wyoming’s winter ranges will not be conducted until early next month, Wyoming Game and Fish officials don’t anticipate the mortality figures will be very high. Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says … 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.
Bridger-Teton National Forest has extended the public comment period on the True Oil exploration proposal approximately 22-miles northwest of Big Piney in Sublette County. True Oil is proposing to drill one well each from two well pads. One is from … Continue Reading
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
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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