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Closures Noted for Game and Fish Wildlife Habitat Management Areas

12/9/2013

CHEYENNE - Most big game seasons are now over and many of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMA) that provide big game winter range are now closed for the season.

According to Wyoming Game and Fish Habitat and Access Branch Chief Ray Bredehoft, seasonal closures minimize stress-causing disturbance to wintering deer, elk and other wildlife. The closures also reduce the human and recreational impacts to the forage, which supports wintering wildlife. The closures are for any human presence unless otherwise noted. The Habitat and Access Branch is responsible for implementing the following closures:

WHMA Season Closures

Habitat Area Nearest Town Dates Area Closed Restrictions
Forbes/Sheep Mountain Albany Jan. 1 - April 30  
Grey’s River Alpine Dec. 1 - April 30  
Wick Arlington Nov. 16 - May 15  
Bud Love Buffalo Dec. 1 - May 14  
Sunlight Cody Dec. 16 - April 30  
Inberg/Roy (East Fork) Dubois Dec. 18 - May 15  
Spence & Moriarity Dubois Dec. 18 - May 15 East Fork County Road and that portion east of the road is open year round
Whiskey Basin Dubois Dec. 1 - May 15 Closed to vehicles only - Open to foot/horse traffic
Medicine Lodge Hyattville Dec. 1 - June 30 Medicine Lodge Creek open to foot access for fishing
Renner Hyattville Dec. 1 - May 31 Lower portion remains open year round
Camp Creek Jackson Dec. 1 - April 30  
Horse Creek Jackson Dec. 1 - April 30  
South Park Jackson Jan. 1 - April 30 Closed to vehicle traffic Dec 1 through April 30. Signed area open to foot traffic Dec 1 through December 31
Ed O. Taylor Kaycee Dec. 16 - April 30  
Red Canyon Lander Dec. 1 - April 30  
Mexican Creek Lander Jan. 1 - Aug. 31 County access road closes Thanksgiving
Sunshine Meeteetse Dec. 1 - May 31 Closed to vehicles only - Open to foot/horse traffic
Half Moon Pinedale Nov. 16 - April 30  
Soda Lake Pinedale Dec. 1 - April 30  
Fall Creek Pinedale Nov. 16 through April 30  
Morgan Creek Rawlins Dec. 1 - April 30 Closed to vehicles only - Open to foot/horse traffic
Pennock Mountain Saratoga Dec. 1 - April 30 Closed to vehicles only - Open to foot/horse traffic
Amsden Creek Sheridan Nov. 1 - May 31 Closed to vehicles
Amsden Creek Sheridan Nov. 16 - April 30 Closed to human presence
Kerns Sheridan Nov. 1 - May 31 Closed to vehicles
Kerns Sheridan Nov. 16 - May 31 Closed to human presence
Billy Miles/Carter Access Ten Sleep Jan. 1 - Aug. 31  
Laramie Peak Wheatland Feb. 1 - April 30 Only Hay Canyon, Tony Ridge and Duck Creek Canyon Areas


(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)

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