Game and Fish Department counts, estimates find 112,900 wapiti. “Elk hunting should be really good for people this year,” said one manager.
After randomly selecting teams of skilled shooters, Park Service is ready to let them kill as many mountain goats as possible to protect bighorn sheep.
Agreement with federal agency calls for state role in ‘active management’ to combat fire threats, invasive weeds, but critics see it as a plan for more logging and industrial agriculture.
Biologists in the state with 11% of greater sage grouse estimate the population at about 78,000 birds, up more than 33,000 from 2019.
Although experts caution that one year’s figures do not represent a trend, Wyoming sees a “leveling out” after three years of declining numbers.