- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are expected to weigh whether the state needs a law banning people from feeding big and trophy game animals to keep them from gathering in urban areas.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1RaHsX3 ) that the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee is meeting Monday and Tuesday in Jackson. Co-chairman Sen. Stan Cooper, R-Kemmerer, says they are expected to discuss feeding as well as shed antler hunting and other wildlife issues.

Cooper says in Kemmerer many people feed deer, which attracts the animals to the city.

Sundance, Buffalo, Thermopolis, Jackson, Dubois, Cody, Cheyenne, Newcastle, Lander, Laramie and Rawlins all have laws on the feeding of wildlife.

A spokesman says the Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises against feeding wildlife as it encourages animals to concentrate in an area.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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