Hunters can plan for promising fall seasons May, 2018 Wyoming

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Hunters can plan for promising fall seasons May, 2018 Wyoming,  WGFD News
... Wildlife survival, especially mule deer and pronghorn, has so far been high. Here’s a breakdown of each region’s wildlife outlook in anticipation of hunts on the horizon... Wildlife survived the winter in the Casper area at an above average rate ... Elk populations in the area remain over established objectives ... Sheridan region ... Elk and whitetail deer have also done well this past year ...Cody region ...  proposing is a 4-point antler restriction for mule deer in the Upper Shoshone deer herd to improve buck numbers after last year’s severe winter ... Jackson/Pinedale regions ... because of last year’s winter ... shortened the deer season, reduced the nonresident quota, and implemented a 3-point or better restriction in 2017 ... 
     Of the five mule deer herds within the Lander region with population size goals, two are at and three are below objective. Along with increased fawn survival, buck to doe ratios increased to an average of 33/100. Though that is not the case in the Sweetwater herd unit, hunt areas 96 and 97, where the buck ratio declined to 18/100 ... Green River region experienced an extremely mild winter. Mule deer numbers boosted,  with nearly all fawns surviving, which may speed up recovery of last winter’s losses ... Laramie region’s mild winter kept most wildlife and hunting seasons at status quo ...

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