Up near the Continental Divide, cowboys call Zach Turnbull when they find dead stock. It’s his job, through all the guts and gore, to determine if an animal was killed by wildlife and is thus eligible for damage compensation from the state.
An arbitration panel exceeded its authority when deciding how much to pay a Hot Springs County rancher for stock lost to predatory game animals, Game and Fish Department contends.
Game and Fish takes draft disease proposal on the road as it postpones addressing elk winter feedgrounds.
The Legislature’s failure to ban “coyote whackin’” reiterates Wyoming’s fraught history of wildlife management with toxic politics trumping sound science.
Wyoming Game and Fish reports more than 104,800 wapiti in the state — 31 percent above objectives — but disruptions of hunting patterns present challenges.