deer http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Urban deer still a problem in Thermopolis http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/urban-deer-still-problem-thermopolis <p>While deer numbers across the state of Wyoming may be down, Thermopolis has an urban deer population that seems to be holding close to steady and doing a lot of damage to yards and gardens.</p><p>For the third year in a row, the city has applied for and received a special permit from Wyoming Game and Fish that allows the police department to shoot a certain number of mule deer who have been calling Thermopolis home.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:13:14 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 48109 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Urban deer still a problem in Thermopolis Game and Fish pushes to allow baiting of big game http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/game-and-fish-pushes-allow-baiting-big-game <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pushing to allow baiting of big game animals to allow hunters to lure deer herds away from towns.</p><p>The Legislature&#39;s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee is sponsoring a bill that would allow the state Game Commission authority to bait deer into places where they could be killed safely.</p><p>Sen. Bruce Burns of Sheridan is co-chairman of the legislative committee. He says towns in the region would take advantage of the new law to allow hunters to thin out the herds of whitetail deer.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:35:48 +0000 The Associated Press 17978 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Game and Fish pushes to allow baiting of big game