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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. Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says biologists have placed the marked barrels at major access roads to popular hunting areas along U.S. Highways 189 and 191 in the Pinedale and Big Piney areas.  Biologists can tell the age and sex of the harvested birds from their wings, which Gocke says is a valuable piece of information in determining reproduction rates and ultimately the population trend.

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