Wyoming Wild

History, nature and wildlife of the Equality State
Created 18 Sep 2021
  • Wyoming 09 Swift
    14 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    The white-throated swift is the common swift of the high West and a master of the air— tireless, agile, and fast enough to out-fly a peregrine falcon. Somehow, swifts always seem to take me by surpris...
  • Wyoming 08 poached survival
    07 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    LANDER — An investigation into an abandoned vehicle on the Shoshone National Forest between Dubois and Pinedale in 2004 spiraled into a survivalist felon being arrested for possession of a stolen fire...
  • Wyoming 07 Reformed bandits
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    The saga of Hugh Whitney, western bad man, is on of the favorites of all the tales of the “olden days” throughout western Wyoming and southern Idaho. The way many people remember Hugh Whitney is remin...
  • Wyoming 06 bandits
    24 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    From the History of Lincoln County, Wyoming It is unlikely that Butch Cassidy himself ever spent much time in Star Valley [Wyoming], although early settlers say he hid out there a few times. Matt Warn...
  • Wyoming 05 The young uns
    17 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Like a king with his admirers, Cody sat on a boulder at the edge of a beaver pond, his two sons perched at his side, measuring his every movement as he dug deep into the styrofoam container. When a th...
  • Wyoming 04 Wild Fast
    10 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    I’d never really pondered the speed at which the natural world moves. That changed in the late 1980’s when I was attacked by a grizzly bear. I was busy photographing a whitetail buck, who had barely n...
  • Wyoming 03 Guide Talk
    03 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    It’s a known fact that guides have their own language. Especially trout fishing guides. This has come about over the years and is peculiar to their occupation. Most guides are intelligent, hardworking...
  • Wyoming 02 Little Sam
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The passing of Little Sam It was a good year for rabbit production. It’s a good winter for hunting. But the rabbits around home are safer this winter, and Saturday has lost its music. Little Sam is go...
  • Wyoming 01 September 19
    19 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    The calendar said April, but the sky was overcast and the wind was in the north, still whispering of winter. I was a hundred feet above the creek, my back against a trunk and root that were surprising...
  • Wyoming 00
    18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I was recently given a treasure trove of old magazines and newspaper clippings of Wyoming. Wildlife photos, conservation news, hunting season announcements, first hand accounts, humor and history. Ins...
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