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.
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.
In rebuttal to a recent guest column, Jennifer Molidor and Erik Molvar argue that grazing’s effects are antithetical to wild habitat conservation.
Although experts caution that one year’s figures do not represent a trend, Wyoming sees a “leveling out” after three years of declining numbers.