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Merriam’s Turkeys like this one inhabit parts of eastern Wyoming and draw thousands of hunters each year. Don’t think they make an easy meal, however. They can be shy and secretive and statistics show it takes an average of 7 days to bag one. (Mark Goecke)

Gobble gobble

Wild turkeys are relative newcomers to Wyoming, arriving here as recently as 1935 when New Mexico swapped 15 for a passel of sage grouse.
A moose and her calf amble across the sagebrush landscape at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in this scene captured by refuge manager Tom Koerner. In addition to overseeing the 27,230-acre reserve, Koerner takes photographs that are frequently tweeted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain Prairie Region’s social media managers. (Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Moose mother

If you follow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Twitter, (@USFWSMtnPrairie) you probably think that photographer Tom Koerner has the best job in the world.
Brian Upesleja casts a fly July 16 across the Green River, one of many popular recreation sites across Wyoming. Gov. Matt Mead recently announced the formation of a task force that will seek to increase interest in recreation across the Equality State. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

Throw long

Angler Brian Upesleja casts across the Green River, part of the landscape where Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead hopes to boost interest in recreation.
“Pounce,” by Lynn and Chad Hanson, was part of a show at the Natrona County Public Library last month. (Lynn and Chad Hanson)

Wild horseplay

A couple is on a mission to protect and preserve wild horses, using photography to achieve their goals.