Jan 23 2021
County objects to wolf trapping, hunting expansionState senator speaks out after dog trapped near Mackay. “As our population grows, our loved ones and more wildlife will indiscriminately get hurt. I cannot see in our Wood River Valley opening up trapping with the number of people that recreate here,” she said.
Dec 09 2020
Dog trapped in leghold, adjacent to Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, WYOn Dec 9, 2020, a dog was caught in a leghold trap on private land adjacent to the boundary of the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Laramie, WY.
Dec 05 2020
Residents who trap need to be responsibleThe modest reforms proffered by Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists, subsequently improved by a majority of the Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners, come before the legislature’s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee on Dec. 8. If your family likes to walk with dogs in places like Vedauwoo, and you prefer to enjoy the vista rather than scan for snares, now might be a good time to speak up.
Nov 15 2020
Dog, “Finn”, Caught in Leghold, Vedauwoo Recreation Area, Medicine Bow National Forest, WY"It was traumatizing for us as owners though, to hear him scream like that and have to act fast to figure out what to do. We had no idea that traps were even something to worry about while exploring public lands."
Oct 22 2020
Regulate trapping"Reporting is key to data; data is key to management; and management is key to the future of Wyoming’s wildlife. Management all the way around is lacking in the “sport” of trapping. Isn’t it time the Wyoming Game and Fish Department leveled the playing field?"