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Due to the drought conditions being experienced throughout the state this summer, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is appealing to campers not to camp near where wildlife comes to access water.  Spokesman Ray Hagaman says while campers typically camp near these sources for aesthetics, they don’tneed the water and discourage the wildlife that does need it from approaching.  Hagaman says if dry conditions persist water sources will become fewer and farther between in Wyoming and wildlife will have a tough time finding water.  Additionally, Hagaman says there have been increasing reports of wildlife coming into towns in search of food and water.  As such, he says, people traveling through Wyoming’s towns – especially at night – need to be extra cautious about animals being where they wouldn’t normally expect them.

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