Refuge may open for hunting
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.
Project leader Tom Koerner says the plan is an important step toward allowing more public access to the refuge.
“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.”
In addition to hunting, the other five public uses planned for the refuge include fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, environmental education and interpretation.
An open house will be held on Thursday at the Cokeville High School to share the details of the draft plan and gather feedback. The plan is open for comment until October 24th . Additional details can be found at the refuge website: http://www.fws.gov/seedskadee/cokevillemeadows.htm