Wildlife officials in western Wyoming are looking to the public for help protecting mule deer as they migrate to their winter ranges. Deer from Wyoming's two largest herds - the Sublette and Wyoming Range herds - are migrating to the area around Pinedale, Big Piney and LaBarge for the winter. As the thousands of animals move, trophy mule deer can more easily be seen than in the backcountry, making them tempting to poachers.
Wyoming manages a number of state lands, but frequently people do not understand what they mean to the state. Ryan Lance oversees the office of State Lands and Investments and he joins us today to explain how important they are to the state budget.
There’s good news in the economic forecast for ranchers in Wyoming. A wet winter and spring made for plenty of good grass, and now demand for beef is pushing cattle prices to record highs. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kathryn Flagg visited the Torrington Livestock Market and filed this report.