Christine Peterson, Casper Star-Tribune

Christine Peterson

Casper Star-Tribune

Casper, WY, United States

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Past articles by Christine:

Warm temperatures and high winds keep many low-elevation Wyoming lakes and reservoirs open

Ice fishing season for most Wyoming anglers is, well, not quite a season yet. → Read More

You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to catch fish. We’ll tell you how.

You don’t need to take out a second mortgage to go fishing. → Read More

In a state known for its trout, biologists break down four of the rivers with the most fish

State fisheries experts break down four top Equality State streams by fish numbers and pounds. → Read More

Wyoming’s earliest wildflowers are incredible bursts of color with fascinating cold-weather adaptations

The lowlands will bloom first, then color will creep up hillsides and into mountains following snow as it retreats. → Read More

New State of the Rockies Project poll shows Wyomingites care about the state’s fish, wildlife, public lands and open spaces and are also worried about jobs and the budget deficit.

Like many of us, wildlife biologists and ranchers are hoping for the best and bracing for the worst. → Read More

Ice fishing offers incredible beauty, harsh conditions and the ever-present possibility of big fish

Stay warm, cross your fingers, and most importantly, stay safe. → Read More

Find the beauty outside in this insecure, in-between time

This is a time of transition. → Read More

Scientists continue uncovering unusual, epic deer migrations in western Wyoming

She made the initial portion of her journey with her mom, just like most yearling deer for millennia. They left an area near Bear River in the southwest part of → Read More

Experimental program offers southwest Wyoming ranchers cash for using less water

BIG PINEY — Even for a novice observer, the difference was noticeable. One side of the fence was lush and green, the other side dry and brown. → Read More

Annual race on Wyoming’s first Public Lands Day aims to celebrate open spaces

The race starts and ends in a fitting location – a rugged, historic town often overlooked by the country. Then it takes off – wanders really – through high desert, → Read More

Biologists survey North Platte River fish food after invasive mud snails discovered

What Matt Hahn thought when he heard invasive New Zealand mud snails had been found in the North Platte River isn’t fit for print. → Read More

Roasting jackrabbit over wild horse manure, and other ways to survive in the high desert

This is not a how-to. → Read More

New research shows not all Western big game migration routes are created equal

Before highways and fences sliced through the West, and towns and energy development sprawled across the prairie, herds of deer, elk, pronghorn and bison reigned supreme. → Read More

Wyoming’s new Game and Fish director talks about wildlife, funding and the future

Brian Nesvik met his first game warden when he was 14, mule deer hunting with his dad. → Read More

Wyoming floats the idea of requiring trail passes for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders

Stretched across Wyoming, snaking through meadows and woods and over mountain passes, are hundreds miles of snowmobile trails. → Read More

A first-of-its-kind bighorn sheep study hopes to offer answers to an iconic Wyoming herd’s slow demise

Almost 2 million bighorn sheep once roamed the West’s mountains. They moved in waves so thick early explorers could hardly count their numbers. They provided endless food for Native Americans → Read More

New state office pushes to beef up Wyoming's outdoor recreation economy and reputation

An outdoor business owner from back East called Dave Glenn recently, explaining his hopes to relocate here. → Read More

Learn to tie flies, take better wildlife photos, get tips on dog training and more at the Outdoor Expo

School buses were stacked next to each other as thousands of students filed into the Events Center in Casper last year. From a distance it looked like any other spring → Read More

After years of not punching my turkey tag, I went to experts for help

The first year I went turkey hunting I wasn’t carrying a gun. My husband and good friend were filling tags; I was along to learn. → Read More

New study shows elk are generally unconcerned with presence of wolves

Prevailing thought says most elk in the winter are largely concerned with two things: eating enough and not getting eaten. The latter was likely the predominant motivator – after all, → Read More