JACKSON, Wyo. —The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission recently passed the 2022 hunting season regulations and quotas which will be available on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website and Hunt Planner by the beginning of May.  

During its recent meeting in Lander, the department also updated the Commission on the Jackson employee housing project at the Commission’s South Park property.

According to Game and Fish, drilling for water will take place next week. Game and Fish is currently requesting proposals for project design which will be due mid-May. For efficiencies, Game and Fish will pursue hiring a construction manager at risk to oversee the housing project. Both proposals will come before the commission for final approval, tentatively planned for July.

Additionally, the Commission heard an overview of the department’s chronic wasting disease management surveillance program and ongoing CWD management in the state. Research on how to best manage the disease in Wyoming is ongoing, and Game and Fish plans to continue outreach efforts to educate hunters and others about the disease. 

The Commission approved an additional $1.15 million to pay increasing department costs within the current fiscal year. The supplemental funds will pay for vehicles, damage claims and postage. 

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.