NEWS

Grizzly bear hunting season suspended at this time

In response to a federal judge’s ruling, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has suspended the grizzly bear hunting season pending further direction.

8/31/2018 12:03:39 PM

Cheyenne - In response to a federal judge’s ruling, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has suspended the grizzly bear hunting season pending further direction. 

“This is unfortunate. Game and Fish has a robust grizzly bear management program with strong regulations, protections and population monitoring for grizzly bears. We believe in state-led management of wildlife and involving the public in decisions like the creation and implementation of a conservative hunting opportunity for those who want that experience,” said Scott Talbott, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “We will now await further information about whether the bears will remain under state management or if they go back to federal management.” 

At this time, Game and Fish will continue to lead grizzly bear management, research, monitoring, conflict mitigation and education, but this judge’s ruling shuts down the planned 2018 grizzly bear hunting season scheduled to begin September 1. 

Questions related to the review of the judge’s decision will be handled by the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office. 

Game and Fish has already been notifying all of the people who have been issued a 2018 grizzly bear hunting license that the hunt is suspended at this time. 

(renny.mackay1@wyo.gov)

- WGFD -


Game and Fish Commission approves strategic goals

Commission asks for draft proposal to move non-resident elk hunting draw to May and supports agency’s strategy for conserving deer migration

Continue reading...






Notice: Wyoming watercraft registration closed during October

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be closing the 2018 watercraft registration season and preparing for the 2019 season during the month of October. 

Continue reading...




Governor Mead announces agreement on Good Neighbor Authority between Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Forest Service

Governor Matt Mead has announced the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the National Forest Service have entered into an agreement to conduct forest, rangeland and watershed restoration services on Forest Service lands in the state of Wyoming.

Continue reading...




Wyoming Game and Fish Department finalizing investigation after hunting guide killed by grizzly bears

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working to finalize its investigation into a recent grizzly bear attack that killed a local hunting guide and injured his client. Yesterday, Game and Fish killed the two grizzly bears believed to be involved in the attack.

Continue reading...




Wyoming joins other states to research how much hunters help control CWD

This year Wyoming and several other states and a Canadian province joined together to start a chronic wasting disease research project that could show if hunting helps control CWD. 

Continue reading...




Aquatic invasive species check stations close for the season

Boating season in Wyoming is coming to a close and so are the Wyoming Game and Fish Department aquatic invasive species check stations.

Continue reading...




Sage Grouse Coordinator Tom Christiansen retiring from Game and Fish after 33 years

Tom Christiansen, sage grouse coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is retiring after years 33 of service.

Continue reading...




Game and Fish Commission to meet at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp in September

The public is invited to attend meeting, camp dedication and open house

Continue reading...




Deadline for Springer pheasant hunt permit looming

Young hunters can even apply for youth-only days

Continue reading...




Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date on all Wyoming Game and Fish news either by email or text message. Click the link below to get started.

Sign Up Today

SHOP WYOMING GAME & FISH STORE   SHOP NOW!

Conserving Wildlife - Serving People