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Forest Fire In June!?!

At roughly 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020 the first reported forest fire of the season lit up a mountainside west of Cody, Wyoming.  This is unusual due to the fact that June isn’t exactly a peak fire month but conditions that day were ideal for a fire to …

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Didn’t Draw A Tag? You Can Still Go Hunting

    As I write this I’m awaiting the Wyoming resident draw results for antelope, deer and elk. I’ve only got roughly 432 hours, 16 minutes and 23 seconds before I find out my results, but it’s no big deal. Really.  Seriously though, that’s exactly the anticipation that most folks …

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Oregon COVID 19 Update

GUEST AUTHOR: T.L. McCoy Speculation about Oregon’s Fall hunting seasons has been all over social media of late. The May 15 application deadline is rapidly approaching. A number of closures and restrictions on fishing opportunities only served to fuel the concern. On May 5th Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife …

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Grizzly Mauls Shed-Hunter

Well, Wyoming grizzlies didn’t waste any time this year making their presence felt. Unfortunately, it came in the form of a mauling. Wyoming resident Spencer Smith was hunting shed antlers in northwest Wyoming on May 1st when he came face to face with a large grizzly who didn’t take kindly …

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COVID 19 Western States Update

Season postponements, closures, restrictions on non-residents, yup, the times they are a changin’. This spring has been one for the history books for sure and if you’re like me seeing it in the rearview mirror will be a welcome sight. That said, as much as I hate to even type …

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