CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public information meetings in the Cody area to discuss herd management objectives for the Clarks Fork and Medicine Lodge elk herds, Copper Mountain and Fifteen Mile antelope herds, Paintrock deer herd and Clarks Fork, Trout Peak, Wapiti Ridge, Younts Peak, and Francs Peak bighorn sheep herds within the Cody region.
Tim Woolley, wildlife management coordinator said that the meetings will provide an opportunity for sportsman, landowners, and other interested parties to provide input on the management of the herds. “These meetings will focus on herd unit objectives, which are population targets the Game and Fish sets for each herd,” Woolley said.
Although Game and Fish review herd unit objectives every year when hunting seasons are set, herd objectives will be formally evaluated in five year intervals to ensure a high level of public involvement. In addition to the hunting public, landowners and federal agencies are also asked to provide input since they manage the habitat big game uses throughout the year.
The meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a short presentation on the history and status of each herd unit followed by a question and answer session and public comment period.
Locations are as follows:
|Date||Town||Location||Herd unit to be discussed|
|May 20||Cody||Big Horn Federal Bank, 1701 Stampede Ave.||Clarks Fork elk herd Trout Peak, Clarks Fork, Wapiti Ridge, and Younts Peak bighorn sheep herds|
|May 21||Termopolis||Museum and Cultural Center, 700 Broadway St||Copper Mountain and Fifteen Mile antelope herds Francs Peak bighorn sheep herd|
|May 22||Worland||Washakie County Fairgrounds, 602 Fifteen Mile Rd||Copper Mountain and Fifteen Mile antelope herds, Medicine Lodge elk herd, Paintrock deer herd, Francs Peak bighorn sheep herd|
|May 23||Greybull||Greybull Town Hall, 24 S 5th St||Medicine Lodge elk herd Paintrock deer herd|
The state of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone requiring additional or auxiliary aids should contact the Cody Office at (307) 527-7125. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.
(Contact: Tara Teaschner (307) 527-7322, ext. *817)