(CHEYENNE) – Most big game seasons are now over and many of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMA) that provide big game winter range are closed for the season.
According to Wyoming Game and Fish Habitat and Access Branch Chief Bill Cowling, seasonal closures minimize stress-causing disturbances to wintering deer, elk, and other wildlife. The closures also reduce the human and recreational impacts to the forage, which supports wintering wildlife. The closures are for any human presence unless otherwise noted.
Wildife Habitat Management Area Seasonal Closures in Fremont County:
HABITAT AREA NEAREST TOWN DATES AREA CLOSED
Inberg/Roy (East Fork) Dubois Dec. 18 through May 15
Spence & Moriarity Dubois Dec. 18 through May 15
Restrictions: East Fork County Road and that portion east of the road is open year round
Whiskey Basin Dubois Dec. 1 through May 15
Restrictions: Closed to vehicles only – Open to foot/horse traffic
Red Canyon Lander Dec. 1 through April 30
Mexican Creek Lander Jan. 1 through Aug. 31
Restrictions: County access road closed