big game en Game and Fish pushes to allow baiting of big game <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pushing to allow baiting of big game animals to allow hunters to lure deer herds away from towns.</p><p>The Legislature&#39;s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee is sponsoring a bill that would allow the state Game Commission authority to bait deer into places where they could be killed safely.</p><p>Sen. Bruce Burns of Sheridan is co-chairman of the legislative committee. He says towns in the region would take advantage of the new law to allow hunters to thin out the herds of whitetail deer.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:35:48 +0000 The Associated Press 17978 at Game and Fish pushes to allow baiting of big game Wildlife Proposals Sought <p>It&rsquo;s time for another round of wildlife project proposals: For the tenth year in a row, the Wyoming Governor&rsquo;s Big Game License Coalition is funding projects that benefit moose, elk, wild sheep and other animals.</p><p>The money comes from 20 big game hunting licensesthat the governor auctions offeach year, with proceeds going to conservation projects.</p><p>Coalition chair Kevin Hurley says wild sheep tags have sold for as much as $55,000 apiece, and he says hunters are willing to pay the price for two reasons.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:26:04 +0000 Willow Belden 17705 at Wildlife Proposals Sought