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Gib Mathers

It might not ring any bells in young locals’ minds, but at one time, Garland would gong — and now it’s chiming in again, just like it did more than a century ago.

In the near future when Powellites hear a distressing shrieking in the night, it won’t be the air raid siren signaling a fire or car crash. Instead, it will more likely be their alarm clock insisting they get up and go to work.

When the Wyoming Game and Fish Department discussed its proposed draft grizzly bear management plan Monday evening in Cody, most of the 50 or so in attendance supported the plan, but, not all.

90 mule deer captured and fitted with GPS collars

They couldn’t tune into Taylor Swift, but the radio collars mule deer are now sporting will help scientists track their migration corridors across the eastern region of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department released its draft grizzly bear management plan on Tuesday, an updated version of its 2002 grizzly plan while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes removing the bears from the Endangered Species list.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed a proposed rule for removing grizzly bears from the list in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho on March 11. Now Wyoming Game and Fish is proposing a plan for how Wyoming would manage grizzly bears when and if they are removed from the Endangered Species List.

A study is starting up to map mule deer migration corridors across the eastern portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). 

As per a recent meeting with the Park County Commissioners discussing raising the county’s sales tax from 4 to 5 percent, my thoughts might not be worth a plug nickel, but I’ll include my 2 cents worth anyway. Make that 1 cent.

Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could be removed from the Endangered Species list under a proposal announced Thursday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If approved, this would create state control of the species and allow for possible future hunting opportunities for the first time since the 1970s.

The Wyoming Legislature wants state control of its wolves and grizzly bears, and funding from the federal government to recompense lost livestock.

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