Wyoming tribal hunting code viewed as success

A hunting code established on the Wind River Reservation 20 years ago has led to massive growth in the game population.

Studies showed that wildlife on the reservation was rapidly falling. So tribal leaders developed a code that ended year-round hunting by members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

Since then, the elk and antelope population has grown by 240 percent, the deer population is up 260 percent, the moose population has doubled and bighorn sheep numbers have increased by more than 200 percent.

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Hunting regulations boost Wind River game numbers (AP 1/24)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Shoshone Tribe - http://www.easternshoshone.net
Northern Arapaho Tribe - http://www.northernarapaho.com