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Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel and other partners joined together to visit over 1,600 sage grouse breeding grounds, or leks, this year. The effort was part of the annual count of greater sage grouse. Each year Game and Fish, volunteers, private consultants and federal agencies visit as many of the known leks to record the numbers of male sage grouse.

“What we saw across the state was consistent with several neighboring states and that was an uptick in the number of male sage grouse on the leks,” said Tom Christiansen, Game and Fish’s Sage-Grouse Program Coordinator. “We...

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