WGFD Regional News
Cody Regional Office
2820 State Highway 120, Cody, WY 82414
ph: (307) 527-7125, fax: (307) 587-5430
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Elk Hunters Assisting with Brucellosis Surveillance
CODY - Elk hunters are helping with a brucellosis surveillance effort in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from elk immediately after harvest. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department mailed blood sample kits to some elk hunters holding limited-quota licenses for hunt areas in the Bighorn Mountains. Hunters that did not receive a kit or will be hunting in a general area can obtain a blood sample collection kit at the Sheridan or Cody regional offices.
Revised Sage Grouse Plan Up for Review
CODY - The Big Horn Basin Sage-Grouse Working Group will hold a public meeting in Cody from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Big Horn Federal Bank (1701 Stampede Ave) to solicit comments for their Sage-GrouseConservation Plan five-year addendum.
Hemorrhagic Disease Suspected in Deer Die-Off in Bighorn Basin
CODY - Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists suspect hemorrhagic disease – either epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or bluetongue – has killed a number of white-tailed deer in the eastern Bighorn Basin since mid-July. Due to the difficulty in locating carcasses and the broad area affected, the exact number of deer potentially affected by the diseases cannot be determined.
High Country Lakes to be Stocked with Fish
CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will tentatively conduct a helicopter fish stocking operation August 13 in the Absaroka Front and Beartooth Plateau areas of the Shoshone National Forest and other non-wilderness lands within the forest boundary.
Youth Invited to Outdoor Day
CODY - Youth from across the Bighorn Basin are invited to participate in the upcoming Paintrock Hunter Mentor Outdoor Day-an exciting and fun filled day of outdoor activities on August 17 at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville.
Game and Fish Reviews Herd Unit Objectives
CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public information meetings in the Cody area to discuss herd management objectives for the Clarks Fork and Medicine Lodge elk herds, Copper Mountain and Fifteen Mile antelope herds, Paintrock deer herd and Clarks Fork, Trout Peak, Wapiti Ridge, Younts Peak, and Francs Peak bighorn sheep herds within the Cody region.
Yellowtail Fire Affects Wildlife Habitat
CODY - A recent wildfire on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area northeast of Lovell thatburned approximately four miles of cottonwood riparian habitat and wetlands along the Shoshone River will affect wildlife habitat and future hunting opportunity.
Antlerless Elk Hunters Wanted
CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking hunters with area 61, 62, and 63 elk licenses to participate in the second year of the Cody region Hunter Management and Access program near Meeteetse.
Staying Safe in Bear Country
CODY - Hunting in grizzly bear country can present some unique and challenging experiences. Hunters should realize they may be predisposed to sudden encounters and conflicts with bears and that proper preparation and metal preparedness is the key to reducing risk.
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