2014 Wyoming Hunting Season Outlook
As we approach the end of May, the Wyoming hunting outlook is positive with snowpack and wildlife habitat in excellent condition. Thanks to several late season storms, the state now stands at 164% of the median for total snowpack.
After two relatively dry years in 2012 and 2013, grazing and browsing conditions for antelope, mule deer, elk and other wildlife is in great shape. This should lead to healthy calf and fawn growth throughout the summer and of course, healthy antler growth as well.
According to Larry Hicks, natural resource coordinator at the Little Snake River Conservation District in Baggs, most low-elevation snowpack has already melted off. Most of the remaining snowpack is at high elevations, and should provide a steady flow of continued moisture throughout the summer months, replenishing grasses and other vegetation.
“The wet winter has left range conditions as good as they have been in three or four years,” Hicks said in a statement, adding that many stock ponds are filled and that reservoirs should be at their best levels since 2011.
With things already looking green across most of the state, we should have great hunting conditions to look forward to in 2014. We expect to see big game herds put on plenty of weight, and of course excellent antler and horn growth leading up to the fall hunting seasons. If you are hunting with us this year, we look forward to seeing you!