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    Game and Fish wildlife habitat management areas in Dubois and Lander set to close in December for season

    “Seasonal closures are essential for minimizing stress-causing disturbances to wintering deer, elk, bighorn sheep and other wildlife,” said Ray Bredehoft, habitat and access branch chief for Game and Fish. “Closures also reduce the human and recreational impacts to the forage, which supports the wintering wildlife.”

    The closures are for any human presence unless otherwise noted.

    WHMA SEASONAL CLOSURES
    HABITAT AREAsNEAREST TOWNDATES AREA CLOSEDRESTRICTIONS
    Forbes/Sheep MountainAlbanyJan. 1 through April 30Closed to human Presence.
    Greys RiverAlpineDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human Presence.
    Wick/BeumeeArlingtonNov. 16 through May 15Only lands south of I-80 are closed. Vehicles restricted to FS-111 for access to Forest Service boundary, otherwise closed to human presence.
    Bud LoveBuffaloJan.1 through May 14Closed to human presence.

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    Opens to human presence May 15 at 8 a.m.

    SunlightCodyDec. 16 through April 30Closed to human Presence.
    Inberg/Roy (East Fork)DuboisDec. 16 through May 15Closed to human presence.

    Opens to human presence May 16 at 8 a.m.

    Spence & MoriarityDuboisDec. 16 through May 15East Fork County Road and that portion east of the road is open year round. Rest of the WMA is closed to human presence.

    Rest of WMA opens May 16 at 8 a.m.

    Whiskey BasinDuboisDec. 1 through May 15Closed to vehicles only – Open to foot/horse traffic.

    Opens to vehicles May 16 at 8 a.m.

    Medicine LodgeHyattvilleJan. 1 through May 31Medicine Lodge Creek open to foot access for fishing only. Rest of WHMA closed to human presence.
    RennerHyattvilleJan. 1 through May 31Upper portion Closed to human presence. Lower portion remains open year round
    Camp CreekJacksonDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human Presence
    Horse CreekJacksonDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human Presence
    South ParkJacksonJan. 1 through April 30Closed to vehicle traffic Dec 1 through April 30. Signed area open to foot traffic Dec 1 through December 31.
    Ed O. TaylorKayceeJan. 1 through May 14Closed to Human Presence.

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    Opens to Human Presence May 15 at 8 a.m.

    Red CanyonLanderDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human presence
    SunshineMeeteetseDec. 1 through May 31Closed to vehicles year round – Closed to human presence Dec 1 – May 31. Foot or horseback allowed June 1 to Nov. 30.
    Half MoonPinedaleNov. 21 through April 30Closed to human presence
    Soda LakePinedaleDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human presence
    Fall CreekPinedaleNov. 21 through April 30Closed to human presence
    Luke LynchPinedaleDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human presence
    Morgan CreekRawlinsDec. 1 through April 30Closed to human presence
    Pennock MountainSaratogaDec. 1 through April 30Closed to vehicles only – Open to foot/horse traffic
    Amsden CreekSheridanNov. 1 through May 14Closed to vehicles.

    Opens to vehicles and human presence May 15 at 8 a.m.

    Amsden CreekSheridanNov. 16 through May 14Closed to human presence.

    Opens to human presence May 15 at 8 a.m.

    KernsSheridanNov. 1 through May 31Closed to vehicles.

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    Opens to vehicles and human presence June 1 at 8 a.m.

    KernsSheridanNov. 16 through May 31Closed to human presence.

    Opens to human presence  June 1 at 8 a.m.

    Laramie PeakWheatlandFeb. 1 through April 30Laramie Peak is open all year except the Hay Canyon, Tony Ridge, and Duck Creek Canyon areas shall be closed to human presence from Feb. 1 through April 30 each year.
    WHMAs OPEN YEAR-ROUND
    HABITAT AREANEAREST TOWNDATES AREA CLOSEDRESTRICTIONS
    Ocean LakeRiverton
    Sand MesaShoshoni
    Chain LakesWamsutter
    GrayrocksWheatlandORV access not allowed.
    JelmLaramie
    RawhideLingleVehicular access restricted to parking areas. ORV access not allowed.Vehicular access restricted to parking areas. ORV access not allowed
    Springer/Bump SullivanYoderClosed to motorized vehicles from Oct. 1 through Memorial Day weekend. ORV travel is not allowed.Closed to motorized vehicles from Oct. 1 through Memorial Day weekend. ORV access not allowed
    Table MountainTorringtonClosed to motorized vehicles from Oct. 1 through Memorial Day weekend. ORV travel is not allowed.Closed to motorized vehicles from Oct. 1 through Memorial Day weekend.  ORV access not allowed.
    Tom Thorne/Beth WilliamsWheatlandClosed to motorized vehicles beyond reservoir from Feb. 1 through May 31.
    YellowtailLovell
    Red Rim/DaleyRawlins
    Red Rim/GrizzlyRawlins
    PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS WITH SEASONAL CLOSURES
    HABITAT AREANEAREST TOWNDATES AREA CLOSEDRESTRICTIONS
    Mexican CreekLanderJan. 1 through Aug. 31County access road closes Nov. 22.
    VonGontard LandingJacksonDec. 1 through Mar. 15Weather may affect closing and opening dates.
    Pitcher/ BrokawArlingtonJan. 1 through July 31
    Billy Miles/CarterTen SleepJan. 1 through Aug. 31
    Coco Belle VanMeerendonkJacksonDec. 1 through April 14Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles
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