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Southwest Chapter Muley Fanatics Foundation Donates Inert Training Firearms to Hunter Education

     Thanks to a very generous donation from the Muley Fanatics, the Green River Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department received two sets of five inert training firearms. The Mossberg training firearms are inert- they are unable to fire ammunition- and they have five different actions-pump, break, semi-auto, lever and bolt. Each set cost $1500.00 and they donated TWO SETS! Hunter education students of all ages will now be able to demonstrate how to properly handle firearms. A huge thanks to the Southwest Chapter Muley Fanatics Foundation!

 

Grab your fishing pole-Bridger Pond offers good fishing

Photo: Kim Olson, WGFD
​Tiger trout
 

Jim Bridger Pond, located approximately 30 miles east of Rock Springs, has been ice free for several weeks and the recreational facilities are now open. This community fishery provides excellent recreational opportunities for families and individuals of all ages.

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Game and Fish offers help to hunters at license application how-to seminar

Photo: Lucy Wold, WGFD
WGFD Green River Office Managers Sheila Deinhardt (left) and Regina Dickson (right) assisting customers.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a how-to seminar for hunters applying for big game hunting licenses online.

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Bear bait renewal period begins March 1

Photo: Lucy Wold, WGFD

A large group of bear hunters waits at the office counter to register new black bear bait sites.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds black bear hunters that the preference period to register previously existing bait sites is March 1 through March 20. Black bear hunters who want to use bait for the upcoming bear seasons are advised that the registration period for new bear bait sites begins April 2. There are no black bear bait site registrations during the period of March 21 – March 31 each year. 

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Fishing excellent on Gorge-most boat ramps open

Photo: Robb Keith
​A successful day of fishing on Flaming Gorge Reservoir February 11, 2018

GREEN RIVER-Temperatures have been mild, the ice on Flaming Gorge Reservoir is retreating, and that means one thing; fishing is excellent from a boat or from the shore of Flaming Gorge Reservoir right now and will be for months to come.
     

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Evanston men prosecuted for poaching deer and more

EVANSTON—Evanston residents Gerald Lewis, 19, and Austin Jarrell, 20, are now paying for their decision to poach a doe mule deer and leave it to waste on the Bear River Divide Hunter Management Area in July. Prosecution in this case was made possible by a concerned citizen taking notice of suspicious activity and reporting the activity to Evanston Game Warden Nick Roberts.

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Game and Fish investigating deer poached on Powder Mountain

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Baggs Game Warden Kim Olson is seeking information on a poached mule deer that was probably killed on or around December 25 on Powder Mountain, in deer hunt area 100. Powder Mountain is west of Baggs, along Powder Rim, in Sweetwater County.

 

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Kemmerer poaching case solved thanks to citizen's tip

A tip from a concerned sportsman resulted in a Kemmerer resident being caught in a 2016 deer poaching case. Wyoming Game and Fish Department Kemmerer Game Warden Chris Baird and other area game wardens have been investigating the case since October 2016. Baird said like so many other cases they investigate, this case would not have been made without someone reporting their information. 

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Game and Fish investigating poaching cases near Baggs

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Baggs Game Warden Kim Olson is seeking information on one deer and two elk poached in Elk Hunt Area 21 near Baggs, Wyo., between October 24 and 29.

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Game and Fish investigating elk poached in HA 100

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Rock Springs Game Warden Andy Roosa is seeking information on two cow elk that were shot and wasted in Elk Hunt Area 100. 

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