5/12/2017 5:00:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock
Gray wolves were recently returned to state management, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is again leading these efforts. As was the case in 2012-13 when WGFD led management, the department is proposing gray wolf hunting seasons within the Trophy Game Management Area.
WGFD is holding public meetings on the proposed 2017 gray wolf hunting seasons and has opened a comment period to gather public input. This timing allows for the final proposal to go to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission at its regularly scheduled July meeting.
“We have developed a conservative hunting season framework in the Trophy Game Area for the public to consider and provide comments. Our track record in 2012-13 shows that this approach will ensure we maintain a recovered population of wolves while providing opportunity for those who want to hunt gray wolves,” said Doug Brimeyer, deputy chief of the WGFD’s wildlife division.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend one of the public meetings to be held across the state discussing these regulation proposals. Meetings will be held on May 17 in Green River, May 22 in Jackson, May 23 in Cody, May 23 in Sheridan and Sundance, May 24 in Laramie, May 25 in Casper and Lander and June 1 in Pinedale.
Visit wgfd.wyo.gov or call 307-777-4600 for more information.
Update: Northern Ag Network spoke with Greg Lemon the head of public information for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks today. FWP collaborated rancher reports that a total of four calves were killed on two ranches near Stanford, MT on Sunday. The livestock were reported to be killed either later Friday night or early Saturday morning. Both USDA Wildlife Services and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks worked to set up trapping efforts to capture the bears. The grizzlies were two young male siblings.
[BROOKINGS, S.D.] – The agriculture community recently banded together at the fourth annual Prime Time Gala to support Feeding South Dakota, which provides food assistance to hundreds of men, women and children across the state. Both Alltech and Hubbard Feeds, an Alltech company, supported the successful event, which raised a total of $236,508.