Today marks the first anniversary of wild kangaroos in Wyoming. Last year the Wyoming Fish and Game Department (WFAG) imported and released 90 kangaroos. As the first hunt season on kangaroo opens, early reports say it’s a resounding success.
Last year, The Wyoming Fish and Game Department (WFAG) partnered with the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) released the first of 5 planned batches of 90 Antilopine Kangaroos into the Wyoming outdoors. Each new herd of 90 will be released each year with the last herd being released in 2021.
“We wanted to offer hunters in Wyoming something that was not available in Montana or Idaho. As the kangaroo herds grow and their habitat expands, we plan to introduce other species to the Wyoming ranges. Zebra and Water Buffalo have been suggested, but no selection has been made at this time”
– Debra Morgan, Director of Special Projects (WFAG)