More Game and Fish open houses scheduled for December

WYOMING – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing its public outreach with a series of meetings scheduled for nearby. WGFD already held an information-gathering open house at the Virginian recently where the agency heard from all interested parties related to grizzly bears and the potential for a trophy hunt of the iconic bruin recently removed from federal protection.

The upcoming meetings include another griz get-together in Lander, as well as other meetings to address wildlife-vehicle collisions on Wyoming highways.

“These meetings continue to be a valuable way for the public and the department to share thoughts and ideas,” the department stated.

December’s meetings (all beginning at 6pm) include:

  • 12/04/17 – Lander, The Inn at Lander, 260 Grand View Dr. (grizzly bear meeting)
  • 12/05/17 – Rawlins, Jeffrey Community Center, 315 W. Pine St
  • 12/06/17 – Riverton, Fremont County Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.
  • 12/07/17 – Dubois, Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker St.

The meeting in Lander on Dec. 4 will focus on grizzly bear management in Wyoming.

The meeting in Dubois on Dec. 7 will focus on wildlife-vehicle collisions on Highway 26/287 in the Dubois/Crowheart area. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) personnel will be there to join the discussion. The goal of this Dubois meeting is to take public input and implement ideas to cooperatively reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions.

“Wyoming’s wildlife is important to all of us, as is the safety of citizens traveling Wyoming highways,” said WYDOT engineer Randy Merritt of Basin. “WYDOT is currently studying many state roadways, including those around Dubois, with the goals of reducing the impacts of highways and vehicles on wildlife populations, and making highways safer for citizens traveling through the area. If you have ideas, please plan to attend the Dubois meeting and share those ideas with Game and Fish and WYDOT.”

Hunting seasons and fishing will be the focus of discussions at the meetings on Dec. 5 in Rawlins, and Dec. 6, in Riverton.

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