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WGFD Seeks Public Input on Sierra Madre Elk Herd Objective

04/16/2012

BAGGS - Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are seeking the public’s help in reviewing the elk herd objective for the Sierra Madre elk herd.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department periodically reviews wildlife herd objectives to determine if they are appropriate. The Sierra Madre elk herd comprises elk hunt areas 13, 15, 21, 108, and 131. These hunt areas are located primarily between Rawlins, Baggs, and Encampment. The current objective is set at 4,200 elk and the herd is presently estimated to be over objective.

Baggs Wildlife Biologist Tony Mong said there will be four public meetings in southern Wyoming in late April/early May and the Green River regional staff is hoping to hear from as many people as possible.

“We invite anyone interested in hunting and management of the Sierra Madre elk herd to attend one of these information gathering meetings,” Mong said. “This is a process that will have long-term effects on elk hunting and elk numbers in the area. The Game and Fish is committed to gathering public input to evaluate this objective. This is an opportunity for sportsmen and landowners to share any information, observations, or ideas you think would be valuable in evaluating the objective. We value public input and encourage people to ask others to get involved. “

Meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, April 24, Baggs, Valley Community Center, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 25, Rawlins, Jeffery Center, 6:00 PM

Monday, April 30, Saratoga, Town Hall, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 1, Laramie, Fire Station #3 Meeting Room,
120 S. Johnson Street, 6:00 PM

The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Anyone requiring auxiliary aids regarding this Public Notice, should contact the Green River Game and Fish Office at: 800-843-8096. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations. For more information or to relay questions, please contact Tony Mong at (307) 383-2042.
(Contact: Lucy Diggins (307) 875-3223)

-WGFD-

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