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Renner Wildlife Habitat Management Area
This 15,590-acre wildlife habitat management area is five miles southeast of Hyattville and is co-managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the State of Wyoming. These lands were acquired in 1979 for the purpose of providing crucial big game winter range. About 350 mule deer winter here along with about 80 elk.
There is a variety of vegetation types at varying elevations from 4,000 feet to almost 8,000 feet. You will find sagebrush grasslands, mountain shrubs and ponderosa pine forests. Renner Reservoir, a 72-acre, man-made impoundment at the upper end of Ziesman Canyon, also contributes to the scenic beauty of this area.
If you like to hunt, there are deer, elk, chukar, cottontail rabbits and blue grouse. The reservoir is stocked with largemouth bass, and the fishing is good. Canada Geese, ducks, shorebirds, songbirds and many small mammals live here. Whether you hunt, fish, bird watch or like to take photographs, you will enjoy a visit to Renner.
The upper (east) portion of this area is closed each year from December 1 through May 31. The lower (west) portion is open all year.
Last Modified: November 20, 2013