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"Micah, what can I do and see on the Wick Brothers/Beumee Wildlife Habitat Management Area during a visit?"

The Wick Brothers/Beumee Wildlife Habitat Management Area is a Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned and managed property located approximately 45 miles west of Laramie along Interstate 80.  Situated on the northern end of the Medicine Bow mountain range, terrain ranges from rugged foothills on the south to gentle rolling plains on the north. There are opportunities for many forms of outdoor recreation on 16 miles of maintained access roads and 40 miles of trails.

  • Wildlife viewing: Wildlife found here include elk, mule deer, pronghorn, black bear, upland game birds, waterfowl, small game, trout and plenty of other critters. Deer can be best seen in creek bottoms, adjacent ridges and the timbered areas on the southern portion.  During winter closure, you can view wildlife from the Wagonhound Rest area. If you look toward the hay meadows you will often find elk and deer.
  • Camping: The area provides 10 designated camping locations with 14 day limits and two outdoor restroom facilities (no running water).
  • Hunting:  The Wick area is most recognized for its elk, deer and pronghorn hunting; but, there are also moose, sage and blue grouse, dove and waterfowl hunting.
  • Fishing: Access to three annually stocked fish ponds and 11 miles of stream on Wagonhound, Foote and Rock creeks allow opportunities for anglers to catch rainbow, brook and brown trout. Two miles of Rock Creek on the area are classified as a Class 2 stream and are considered important trout waters.
Hunters and anglers should check regulations for season dates and creel limits.  

The Wick/Beumee provides crucial winter range for elk, deer and pronghorn. Approximately 600 elk, 200 deer and 200 pronghorn spend all or a portion of their time on the area.  In an attempt to reduce stress on the animals during this wintering period, public access is restricted on the Wick/Beumee WHMA from November 16 through May 15.
 

Micah Morris
Laramie Region Habitat and Access Biologist

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