Department of Game and Fish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Legislature Frees Up $7M For Game And Fish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-frees-7m-game-and-fish <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Grizzly bear management and Wyoming Game and Fish employee health insurance will be covered out of the state’s general fund in future budget cycles. The Legislature passed a bill that sidesteps their refusal to raise hunting and fishing licenses fees by allowing the agency to request state funding for those programs. Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott says it will free up about $7 million.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:15:03 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54865 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature Frees Up $7M For Game And Fish Poll Shows Wyomingites Support a Hunting and Fishing License Hike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/poll-shows-wyomingites-support-hunting-and-fishing-license-hike <p>A poll says that 63-percent of&nbsp;Wyoming residents would support a hike in hunting and fishing license fees if it meant paying to rescue the state’s many wildlife programs from a long-running fiscal crisis.&nbsp;550 residents were surveyed by DFM Research of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The margin of error is five percent.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:41:55 +0000 Melodie Edwards 52943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Poll Shows Wyomingites Support a Hunting and Fishing License Hike Game and Fish studies invasive fish habitat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-studies-invasive-fish-habitat <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is studying invasive fish called burbot, to figure out what parts of the Green River they occupy at different times of year.</p><p>The department’s Darren Rhea says that could help them come up with ways to reduce the burbot population. He says burbot are problematic for the river’s ecosystem.</p><p>“They are almost exclusively a pisciverous fish, so they prey almost exclusively on other fish,” Rhea said.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Willow Belden 51824 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish studies invasive fish habitat Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pronghorn-using-wildlife-overpasses <p>Conservationists are relieved that migrating animals are using the recently-built overpasses on U-S Highway 191 near Pinedale. The highway cuts across major wildlife migration routes, and vehicle collisions with animals have been a problem in the area for years.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation finished six underpasses and two overpasses for the wildlife last year, inspired by similar structures in Banff National Park. They were the first ever built for pronghorn antelope, which can't jump roadside fences, and they avoid enclosed spaces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:29:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49704 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses As agencies control invasive species to protect diversity, some worry about side effects http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/agencies-control-invasive-species-protect-diversity-some-worry-about-side-effects <p>Each year, millions of dollars are spent controlling invasive species in Wyoming. Just about every agency you can think of is involved – from local weed and pest districts, to the Department of Game and Fish, and even the Bureau of Land Management. Many people see their efforts as an important way to protect Wyoming’s diversity. But others worry that removing invasives could sometimes do more harm than good. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:02:21 +0000 Willow Belden 45133 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org As agencies control invasive species to protect diversity, some worry about side effects