WPR News
2:17 pm
Wed August 24, 2005

WY Wildlife Recovering from Drought

Laramie, WY – Wildlife populations in Wyoming are starting to recover from the drought. Assistant Wildlife Division Chief for the Game and Fish Department, John Emmerich says increased moisture over the last two years has meant more food and cover for many species. Emmerich says this should mean more success for hunters in the next few years. Emmerich says that pronghorn are already at the target population for the state and elk are above the target in many areas, while mule deer are below their population objective by about ten or 15 percent.