Snowmobiling is an important facet of the state’s outdoor recreation economy, but for enthusiasts it’s about “the pure joy of playing outside.”
A “ghost of Christmas past” for much of the country, the tradition of finding and cutting one’s Christmas tree from the forest is still alive, well and widely practiced in Wyoming.
Sportsmen and -women spend millions each year on Wyoming hunting licenses and take them afield in pursuit of experiences as diverse as the hunters themselves.
A gentleman’s pursuit in Europe — think tweed, manicured estates and liveried gun handlers — chasing wild pheasant in Wyoming is a decidedly scrappier affair.
Artifacts from Matthew Shepard’s life — evidence that he was first and foremost an American boy — will be preserved in the Smithsonian.