Wyoming Game And Fish Encourages Caution On Roadways

Now is the time of year when animals migrate from the high country as temperatures drop.
Now is the time of year when animals migrate from the high country as temperatures drop.(CDOT)
Updated: Sep. 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As temperatures start to fall wildlife in Wyoming are becoming more active to prepare for Winter. Many animals stay at higher elevations during summer months and venture down whenever cold weather comes around. This means that animals are beginning to migrate and are more likely to be crossing roads and highways.

The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish are advising drivers to pay attention and stay cautious while driving due to the heightened movement of wildlife. The department also requests that if you happen to see any large game get hit that you report it to the department.

Along with being dangerous to you and others, hitting large game can also hurt your bank account. On average accidents caused by large game can cost over six thousand dollars in damages to vehicles.

Casper Game and Fish Public Information Officer, Janet Milek, had this to say about the dangers of driving this fall season, “Game and fish just encourages people to slow down and keep their eyes open, especially at periods of time where we often see animals like dawn and dusk because there will be more individuals on the road and it is quite costly. There’s human safety that we’re concerned about, there’s wildlife safety, and of course we want to protect our pocketbooks as well.”

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