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Sheridan County Walk-In Hunting & Fishing areas closed

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is notifying hunters and anglers that effective immediately, Sheridan County Walk-In Hunting Area #6 and Tongue River Walk-In Fishing Area #1 near Acme, north of Sheridan, are no longer available for public hunting and fishing access. Walk-In areas are part of the Game and Fish’s Access Yes program. They ar...

WY Wildlife magazine calling for your Best Wildlife Photos

Wyoming Wildlife magazine is calling for your best wildlife photographs from the Cowboy State. The publication has opened entries for the second annual Wyoming Wildlife calendar photo contest. Entries will be accepted until June 30.  Photographers of all skill levels have a chance for their images to be featured in the magazine’s 2022 calendar...

How’s Your Best Photography from the Cowboy State!

Wyoming Wildlife magazine is calling for your best wildlife photographs from the Cowboy State. The publication has opened entries for the second annual Wyoming Wildlife calendar photo contest. Entries will be accepted until June 30. Photographers of all skill levels have a chance for their images to be featured in the magazine’s 2022 calendar,...

Paddlefish Opens May 1st. on Upper Missouri

This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicks off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Paddlefish anglers must have a white harvest tag, which is issued through a lottery system, to participate in catching and keeping a paddlefish from this section of the river. FWP mails th...

Lake Elmo to Open for Motorboat Testing

Boat owners will be able to test their gasoline engines on Lake Elmo in Billings Heights during two Saturdays in May. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials will waive the normal ban on gasoline-powered motorboats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 and May 22. For most of every year, only electric trolling motors are allowed on boats launched...

Pictograph Cave State Park Reopens

Pictograph Cave State Park southeast of Billings will reopen Wednesday, April 14, 2021, two months after it was closed by a rockfall that blocked the access road and several trails. Since the January rockfall, Montana State Parks employees and contractors have worked to clear the road and trails and access the threat of future rockfalls from t...

FWP Plans to Move Deadmans Basin Road

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking for comments on a plan to move a dirt road at the western edge of its Deadmans Basin Fishing Access Site west of Ryegate because the old roadway is eroding away. A draft environmental assessment of the project was completed this week. Construction could be completed in May if the final plan is appro...

High Water is Dangerous Plan Ahead & wear PFD

When spring is in the air, snowmelt creates high water in our streams and rivers. You might want to get out there in your boat, but high water can be deadly when conditions are too extreme for safe boating. Although it can be hard to put safety ahead of adventure when you’ve spent hours planning a boating trip, sometimes the only safe ch...

WGFD is amping up fish stocking throughout Wyoming

It’s spring in Wyoming and that means the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is amping up fish stocking throughout the state. Travis Trimble, Game and Fish assistant fish culture supervisor, said this year’s stocking plans are similar to 2020 when Game and Fish stocked 7.1 million fish in Wyoming waters. About two-thirds of those 7.1 million fis...