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Game and Fish to discuss spring opening on Commission lands in Dubois

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites interested public to discuss the spring human presence opening of the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMAs) near Dubois. 

Spring antler hunting continues to grow in popularity across Wyoming. In the Dubois area, Spence and Moriarity WMA and Inberg/Roy WHMA are no exception. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department continues to see increased annual use of this activity. Over the past several years Game and Fish personnel have observed several concerning trends. 

“Our primary concern is the impact on wildlife. We have had numerous reports and observations of wildlife (elk, deer, moose, wolves, bears) becoming quite stressed due to the sudden appearance of large numbers of antler hunters and vehicles. These groups of wildlife are often observed being pushed between groups of antler hunters/vehicles throughout the day rather than moving off the WMA/WHMA to desired and open locations. We have also witnessed several negative interactions between members of the public and an overall “landrush” mentality to see who can get out there first,” says Habitat and Access Supervisor Brian Parker.   

The Game and Fish would like to visit with interested individuals about ideas for the future of these WMA/WHMAs human presence openings, as well as a potential pilot project in the Dubois area.

On February 24, at 6 pm Game and Fish will be hosting a virtual meeting to discuss ideas and options for the May 16, 2021, human presence opening.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jcHG38lkSaGpA-B8MPA8mA
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For additional information and the meeting link please check back on this page or call Brian Parker at 307-332-2688. 

Wildlife/vehicle collisions near Dubois are subject of Dec. 8 virtual public meeting. 

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) invite interested citizens to attend a virtual meeting to discuss possible solutions to wildlife/vehicle collisions along U.S. 26/287 outside of Dubois.

The meeting will be held over ZOOM on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at 6 p.m. Participants must pre-register and will be sent a confirmation email with a link and a passcode to join the meeting. We encourage you to join by video using the online meeting link to view the presentation.

See more information on the meeting here. 

 

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