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Yellowtail Receives Habitat Improvements

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently competed a waterfowl habitat improvement project on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management near Lovell.
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Forever Wild Families Program Now Accepting Applications

CODY - Do you want to spend more outdoor time with your family and learn how to hunt and fish? If so, now is the time to apply for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Forever Wild Families program.
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Bear, Lion, and Wolf Seminars Teach Safety

CODY - Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard?
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Watercraft Inspection Training Offered in Cody

CODY - Would you like to become certified to inspect your own watercraft for aquatic invasive species or to provide a service to your customers? If so, you’re in luck! The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering a watercraft inspection training course for members of the public April 15 in Cody.
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Game and Fish Welcomes New Fisheries Supervisor

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department welcomes new fisheries supervisor Craig Amadio to the Cody Region.
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Flushing Flow to Aid Bighorn River Trout

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department cautions sportsmen and recreationists to be aware of sizeable increases in water flows in the Bighorn River March 25-27 as part of a flushing flow project.
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Volunteers Needed for River Clean Up

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to invite members of the Cody community to the annual Shoshone River cleanup Saturday, March 22.
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Public Input Needed for 2014 Hunting Seasons

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin and one final meeting in Worland to discuss 2014 hunting season proposals for game birds and big game.
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Angler Loses Fishing Privileges for Using Illegal Bait on East Newton

CODY - On Feb. 17 in Park County Circuit Court, Daniel Cunningham, 26, of Powell pleaded guilty to fishing with illegal bait and using more than the number of poles allowed at East Newton Lake. Cunningham was fined $240 and will lose his fishing privileges for the next two years.
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Medicine Lodge WHMA to Remain Open through December 25

CODY - Medicine Lodge Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) near Hyattville will remain open to vehicle traffic through Dec. 25 to allow for increased hunting access.
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Warden Nabs North Fork Deer Poacher

CODY - Recently in a Park County Circuit Court, Stephen Kovacs of Michigan pleaded guilty totaking a buck mule deer west of Cody without a license.
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Yellowtail Youth Only Pheasant Hunt November 16

CODY - In an effort to provide a special opportunity for youth and recruit new hunters, a youth only pheasant hunt will be conducted Saturday, November 16 on all lands included in the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Area north of the Shoshone River.
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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.
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Public Asked to Help Solve Deer Poaching Case

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information regarding three mule deer that were illegally shot and left to waste southwest of Byron.
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Fall Black Bear Areas 23, 25, 26 and 27 Closed

CODY - The 2013 fall black bear seasons for black bear hunt areas 23, 25, 26, and 27 in the Absaroka black bear management unit are closed.
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Effects of Fire Impact Hunting on Yellowtail

CODY - Hunters using Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area northeast of Lovell will notice a change in landscape due to a wildfire that occurred in April. Effects of the fire will influence hunting opportunities this fall.
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Online Registration for Meeteetse Creek Elk Hunt Now Available

CODY - Hunters with Hunt Area 61 elk licenses can now register online for the Cody Region Hunter Management and Access Program (HMAP). Leftover antlerless elk licenses for this area are still available.
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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.
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Fall Black Bear Areas 1-2 Closed

CODY - The 2013 fall black bear seasons for black bear hunt areas 1-2 in the Bighorn black bear management unit are closed.The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains.
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Porcupine Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project on Hold for Now

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has postponed a proposed project to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the upper Porcupine Creek drainage east of Lovell.
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Fewer Whitebark Pine Cones Could Mean Increased Bear Encounters this Fall

CODY - Annual whitebark pine surveys on established transects in northwest Wyoming indicate poor whitebark pine cone production during 2013, which could mean an increase in human-bear encounters this fall – especially for hunters in grizzly bear habitat.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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AIS Inspection Stations Help Boaters Comply with Wyoming Regulations

CODY - In an effort to help boaters comply with new aquatic invasive species (AIS) regulations and keep Wyoming waters free from harmful zebra and quagga mussels, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is operating multiple AIS inspections stations in the Cody area.
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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.
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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.
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Fishing Regulation Meeting May 13 in Cody

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Big Horn Federal Bank (1701 Stampede Ave) in Cody to discuss proposed fishing regulation changes for 2014-2015.
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Game and Fish Seeks Public Comment on Porcupine Creek Treatment

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department seeks public comment on the proposed treatment of the upper Porcupine Creek drainage to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
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Upper Porcupine Creek Restoration Plan

Seasonal North Fork Fishing Closure Begins April 1

CODY - Beginning April 1, the North Fork arm of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the lower 28 miles of the North Fork Shoshone River and its tributaries will be closed to fishing.
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Game and Fish Welcomes New Fisheries Biologist

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department welcomes new fisheries biologist Sam Hochhalter to the Cody Region.
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Mountain Lion Area 19 Closes

CODY - Mountain lion Hunt Area 19 closed at 8:40 p.m. on March 16, 2013. The area closed because the harvest limit of 20 mountain lions was reached.
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Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars Teach Large Predator Safety

CODY - Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard?
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Public Invited to Discuss Porcupine Creek Treatment and Cutthroat Trout Restoration

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting from 7-9 p.m. March 26 at the Lovell Community Center (1925 U.S. Highway 310) to discuss the proposed treatment of the upper Porcupine Creek drainage to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
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Hunting Season Meeting Schedule Announced

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Big Horn Basin and one formal meeting in Cody to discuss proposed hunting season recommendations for 2013.
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Game and Fish Seeks Information on Wolf Poaching Near Cody

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information about the illegal killing of a wolf in the North Fork of the Shoshone River area west of Cody.
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Dan Smith Recognized by National Wild Turkey Federation

CODY - Dan Smith, game warden and Private Lands Public Wildlife access coordinator with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Cody was recognized by the National Wild Turkey Federation as the 2012 Wyoming law enforcement officer of the year.
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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.
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Deer Hunt Areas 52 and 53 Season Dates
for General Licences Corrected

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is notifying hunters that Deer Hunt Areas 52 and 53 east of Lovell are open from October 15, 2012, to October24, 2012, for hunters to take any deer with a general deer license.
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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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Elk Hunters Urged to Assist with Brucellosis Surveillance

CODY - In cooperation with the Wyoming State Veterinarian's office,the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing brucellosis surveillance in the Cody region by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk.
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Russian Olive Removal on Yellowtail

CODY - If you've hunted the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area in the last few years, you'll have noticed a lot fewer Russian olive trees; a fact that many hunters are expressing concern about.
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