In October of 2019 we brought you an update on the CONTROVERSIAL FEED GROUND ISSUE in western Wyoming. Our Wyoming Game & Fish Department is still working through the process relating to their feed ground sites and have been conducting public meetings (click HERE to watch these recordings and get updated on the talking points). Written comments can still be submitted by January 8, 2021 by clicking HERE.
In addition, there is a Q&A session online at 4pm, January 5th, 2021. More info to follow in the coming days on the details of this session.
As Wyoming Game & Fish Department director Brian Nesvik STATED IN THIS RELEASE from the department, “People may be familiar with feedgrounds as it relates to their interests but don’t know the ‘why’ behind the Game and Fish decisions. This is an educational effort.”
Education and being familiar with the historical side of this issue is so vital to making an informed comment as members of the general public. Director Nesvik also mentions that the department is not considering closures in the short and mid-term, and intends to support the western Wyoming practice that has been in place for over 100 years.
100 years of feed ground activity is a long history when it comes to wildlife management, disease transmission, winter ranges being eaten up by human encroachment, large predator management strategies that have had disastrous consequences on non-predatory wildlife, and many more issues must all be taken into account during the decision making process.
Be an active participant in wildlife management by watching/listening to the recorded meetings by clicking on the link above, and then submit comments as you see fit. As I always say, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is like nothing the world has ever seen in human history and we need to continue to participate in it and help educate others on how sportsmen have the best record of wildlife and land management of any other group of people in history. NO BRAG…JUST FACT.