Most big game seasons are over now in Wyoming and many of the Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas that provide winter range are now closed for the season. Spokesman Ray Hagaman says seasonal closures minimize stress for the wintering animals. He says intrusions cause disturbance to wintering deer and elk and other wildlife. Hagaman says the closures also reduce the human and recreational impacts to the forage which supports wintering wildlife. He says residents need to be aware of when the areas near them close.