LANDER- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss a potential land exchange that will involve a portion of the Ocean Lake Wildlife Management Area (WHMA) and a conservation easement on Table Mountain. The meeting will be held on Thurs., Nov. 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in Pavillion at the Wind River Recreation Center, 424 S Main St., Pavillion.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department is in the final stages of securing a conservation access easement on 1,882 acres of crucial mule deer winter range on Table Mountain, south of Lander. This area is considered to be the most important mule deer winter range along the Lander Front. Additionally, the easement opens up the 1,882 acres to public access for big game hunting.
For this easement, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will exchange 240 acres, reffered to as the Maxon unit of the Ocean Lake WHMA. The Commission will retain a permanent public access easement which will allow Game and Fish to continue stocking the area with pheasants from the Sheridan Bird Farm, and will provide hunters the ability to hunt upland birds and small game through December 31 of each year.
All interested public are encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information please call the Lander Regional Office at 307-332-2688.
Wyoming Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids to attend this meeting should call 800-423-4113. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodation.