hunting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en 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 Writer Mark Jenkins speaks about a recent assignment in Asia http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/writer-mark-jenkins-speaks-about-recent-assignment-asia <p>We’re joined now by Mark Jenkins of Laramie. He recently went to a remote area in Asia for a story for National Geographic.&nbsp; He speaks with Willow Belden.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:59:54 +0000 Willow Belden 51630 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Writer Mark Jenkins speaks about a recent assignment in Asia Inaugural Women’s Antelope Hunt a success, despite snow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inaugural-women-s-antelope-hunt-success-despite-snow <p>Women still only make up a small percentage of all hunters, but that number has increased significantly in recent years. Now, organizations like the Wyoming Women&rsquo;s Foundation want to encourage more growth through mentorship. The group says hunting is an important way to teach self-sufficiency and economic independence. Wyoming Public Radio&#39;s Irina Zhorov tagged along on the state&#39;s inaugural Women&#39;s Antelope Hunt and filed this report. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:25:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48083 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inaugural Women’s Antelope Hunt a success, despite snow Refuge may open for hunting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/refuge-may-open-hunting <p>The US Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft management plan that would allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Lincoln County.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Project leader Tom Koerner says the plan is an important step toward allowing more public access to the refuge.&nbsp;</p><p>“This particular action is just specifically for hunting. We do have plans for—we’re completing the Comprehensive Conservation Plan now that will allow all six of the priority public uses to take place on Cokeville.”</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:16:14 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 47449 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Refuge may open for hunting Women's one shot Antelope Hunt debuts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/womens-one-shot-antelope-hunt-debuts <p>The inaugural Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt will run from October third through the sixth.</p><p>The event in outside Sheridan hopes to promote hunting as a women’s sport and to encourage self-sufficiency. Women will team up for the hunt, with more knowledgeable hunters mentoring less experienced women. &nbsp;</p><p>Crystal Mayfield will be attending the hunt on a scholarship.&nbsp; She’s an experienced hunter, and she’s been asked to be a mentor.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:43:34 +0000 Irina Zhorov 47330 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Women's one shot Antelope Hunt debuts Bill to allow silencers while hunting gets final approval http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bill-allow-silencers-while-hunting-gets-final-approval <p>The Wyoming House has passed a bill that will allow hunters to use silencers and suppressors for various types of hunting in the state.&nbsp;Before passing the bill, the House removed an amendment that would not have allowed silencers when hunting for big game.&nbsp; But Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau argued that there are plenty of protections if someone violates the law and if they misuse a silencer or a suppressor the hunter can be punished.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:11:58 +0000 Bob Beck 36656 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bill to allow silencers while hunting gets final approval House passes bill allowing hunters to use silencers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-passes-bill-allowing-hunters-use-silencers <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming House has passed a bill that will allow hunters to use silencers and suppressors for various types of hunting in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Before passing the bill, the House removed an amendment that would not have allowed silencers when hunting for big game.&nbsp;</p><p>But Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau argued that there are plenty of protections if someone violates the law, and if they misuse a silencer or a suppressor, the hunter can be punished.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:56:02 +0000 Bob Beck 36654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House passes bill allowing hunters to use silencers Legislature to consider Game and Fish Department's license fee hikes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-consider-game-and-fish-departments-license-fee-hikes <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><p></p><p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking state legislators to vote on two bills that would add funding to the agency in 2014. The first bill would raise license fees for hunters and anglers. The second bill would establish a raffle for big game and trophy hunts.</p><p>The Department’s Eric Keszler says they’ve already cut down their budget where they could.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:56:27 +0000 Irina Zhorov & Irina 34920 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature to consider Game and Fish Department's license fee hikes Wolf hunting season ends http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wolf-hunting-season-ends <p>Wyoming's wolf hunting season ends today.</p><p>Hunters are allowed to kill a total of 52 wolves ... but as of Friday afternoon, they had taken only 43.</p><p>It's Wyoming's first wolf hunting season since the federal government reintroduced wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem in the 1990s.</p><p></p><p>Besides those taken during hunting season, 25 wolves have been killed around Wyoming this year because they were considered predators.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:40:55 +0000 Associated Press & Associated Press 34662 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wolf hunting season ends Enviro groups support Gingery’s bison plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enviro-groups-support-gingery-s-bison-plan <p>Some environmental groups say they support a plan to alter bison hunting rules. The proposal by Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson would end the once-in-a-lifetime limit on hunting cow bison and would drastically reduce the cost of nonresident licenses.</p><p>The goal is to get the bison population down to about 500, from a high of 12-hundred.</p><p>Lloyd Dorsey with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition likes the idea.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:29:43 +0000 Willow Belden 29322 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enviro groups support Gingery’s bison plan Game and Fish to set wolf hunting seasons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-set-wolf-hunting-seasons <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will meet this week in Casper to consider setting a hunting season for wolves for the coming fall.</p><p>The commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Casper. It has been holding public meetings around the state on the proposed gray wolf management hunting rules.</p><p>Seasons and license quotas for all big game species, including wild bison, will be established. In addition, the commission will set seasons for upland and early migratory birds and small game as well as turkey seasons for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 hunts.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:54:32 +0000 The Associated Press 22966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish to set wolf hunting seasons Game and Fish unveils new mule deer management plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-unveils-new-mule-deer-management-plan <p>The Game and Fish Department has drawn up a new management plan for mule deer in the Platte Valley. The herd there has been declining for some time, and the management plan is aimed at reversing that trend.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The plan includes measures to limit mule deer hunting, improve the animals&rsquo; habitat and curb predation by bears and lions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Regional Wildlife Supervisor Rick King says currently, an unlimited number of mule deer licenses can be sold.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:14:41 +0000 Willow Belden 19851 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish unveils new mule deer management plan