Winner of the DAWGS Award at the WATA Show in Sheridan

Congratulations to Matthew Mock

Matthew was this years recipient for the DAWGS award recognizing excellence in taxidermy. WATA is the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists.

“The Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, a non-profit organization, will help increase public awareness of quality taxidermy, raise the standards of taxidermy through its annual competition, increase the knowledge of its members through educational seminars and form a camaraderie between taxidermists statewide.”

Professional taxidermist Matthew Mock poses with the DAWGS award, and his 1st Place trophy from the WATA.
Matthew holds his DAWGS Award at the WATA Show – April 2022

Years ago, DAWGS Member and professional taxidermist Lynn Stewart asked DAWGS for a special award for “Best Freshwater Species.”

“I chose the award for the show as to my opinion of the best mount.”

Lynn Stewart

Chatting with Lynn, Matthew Mock said:

“Thank you…I live in Ronan and grew up in the Hot Springs Plains area. The fish came from the Lil Thompson River outside of Thompson Falls in NW Montana. Thankful to have it recognized by someone who appreciates the effort put into it.”

Matthew Mock
Matthew Mock won first place from WATA and the DAWGS Award for this mount.
Close up of Matthew Mock’s WATA First Place Mount

Bravo, Matthew! Well deserved.

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Fence Removal For Bighorn Sheep & Wildlife

DAWGS received this footage from Eleanor Goodman Gipson. Bighorn Sheep having a difficult time with the fencing. THIS HAS BEEN FIXED.

UPDATE! We are pleased to announce that these fences have been removed!

“I have worked on getting the permits and permission to take the fences down at the Pond area for about 6 mo. The neighbor took a video of bighorn sheep getting bottle-necked. The G & F signed off and wrote me a letter of support.”

Leon Sanderson – Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group
DAWGS Fence Project 2021
September 2021 – Fence Removal Project in Dubois, Wyoming

The Fence on the North side belonged to another land owner so we talked with them as well.

Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group hired O’Neal Fencing to work on and complete this project.
The State has also mowed this area and it looks great!
A nice improvement. Bighorn Sheep and Wildlife will be able to move more freely now that the fence is down.

Would you like to help the Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group? Feel free to visit our new Donations Page.

Pete’s Pond Gets a New Sign in Dubois, WY

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  • Thanks to Warren and his Eagle Scout Project, Pete’s Pond now has a new sign. Here are a few pictures of Warren, Lyn Stewart, Neil Neumeyer and Leon Sanderson putting the sign up. Thank you, guys. The sign looks fantastic!

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    Would you like to help the Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group? Feel free to visit our new Donations Page.

DAWGS SPRING 2019 Newsletter

DAWGs Newsletter 2019 – The Spring Edition

The Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group 2019 Newsletter is here!

What’s in this Spring Edition of the DAWGs Newsletter?

The latest updates at Pete’s Pond!

Dubois Anglers Members can also expect to receive the full color hard copy in the mail. Keep an eye out!

To get your copy, simply click the image below.

Thanks to Donors like you, Pete's Pond has made tremendous progress

Pete’s Pond in 2019

2019 DAWGs Spring Newsletter May PDF

DAWGs Newsletter 2019 Fall Edition

  • A bridge over the outlet channel and picnic pavilion were constructed by the Bruce Thompson family. THANK YOU!
  • Pete’s Pond Donors and Fish Stocking
  • Handicap Fishing Access
  • Kid’s Fishing Day (June 8th, 2019)

Special thanks to the following great people. These folks put the Newsletter together:

Larry Lewis

Get the Latest Dubois Anglers Newsletter HereYou can also download the DAWGS Newsletter on any post. We will update it to contain the most recent version.

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New Zealand Mud Snail in Wyoming? YEP! Here’s What You Can Do To Help!

Did you know the New Zealand Mud Snail has been found in several locations in Wyoming?

The New Zealand Mud Snail Is Tiny

“The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently confirmed the discovery of New Zealand mudsnails in the North Platte River near Casper and the Salt River south of Alpine in the Star Valley, according to a news release. This is the first finding on the North Platte River.” From MyCountry955

Of Wyoming’s 5 Most UNWANTED Aquatic Invasive Species, the NZMS is Number 2 on the List

Coming in at Number 2 of 5 in the Top 5 Invasive Species List on WGFD Website is the The New Zealand Mud Snail.

What IS (AIS), anyway?

“Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are organisms that are not native and cause significant harm to an ecosystem when introduced. Harmful impacts can occur to municipal water supplies, recreation, agriculture, aquaculture, and other commercial activities.”

How Can We Prevent The Spread of (AIS)?

If you are using New Zealand mudsnail infested waters please remember to:

According to the Wyoming Game And Fish Department – there are a few things that work to prevent the spread of NZMS.

DRAIN all water from your gear and equipment. This includes all types of watercraft, waders, boots, clothing, buckets – anything that comes into contact with the water.
CLEAN all equipment and gear of plants, mud and debris. Never move a plant or animal from one location to another.
DRY everything thoroughly. In Wyoming we recommend drying for 5 days in the summer, 18 days in the spring or fall, or 3 days at freezing temperatures.

An (AIS) MAP has been created and additional information can be found there. Thank you for helping to prevent the spread of the species.

Pete’s Pond Is Now Full With Water! Update January 2018! WOW!

Pictures! Pete’s Pond Has Water In It!!

YES! A quick Pete’s Pond Update showing the incredible progress so far. Check out these latest pictures of this incredible project in beautiful Dubois, Wyoming.

Dubois WY Has Pete's Pond With Water

Even deer are attracted to the new Pete’s Pond in Dubois!

 

Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group-Petes Pond

A beautiful view of Pete’s Pond – Now with WATER!

Water comes from the Wind River

Pete’s Pond filled up with water rather quickly! Moving in the right direction, THANKS to YOU!

Awesome

Beautiful sunlight through the trees at Pete’s Pond in Dubois WYO

 

January 2018 in Dubois, Wyoming Pete's Pond Update

Pete’s Pond even has some Mini Islands!

Dubois Wyo and the Petes Pond Project

This is the overflow/outlet from Pete’s Pond into the Wind River!

Thank you to all of our great DAWG’s Members and Donors. We appreciate your support and donations!

If you would like to help us – see below

Current GOAL: $45,000

BONUS: All donations $50 or more, will include an Annual Membership in DAWGs!

DONATE Right Here Via Our PayPal Link Below

All Donations Are Tax Exempt!




NOTE: Remember to write your donation is for PETE’s POND in the PayPal Note to DAWGS

Pete’s Pond Video Update! Nov 2017!

VIDEO: You Asked For the Pete’s Pond Update! Here It Is!

Finally! A quick Pete’s Pond Update showing the incredible progress so far. Join Larry and Bradley to get the latest on this incredible project in beautiful Dubois, Wyoming.

 

Thank you to all of our great DAWGs Members. We appreciate your support and donations!

If you would like to help us – see below

Current GOAL: $45,000

BONUS: All donations $50 or more, will include an Annual Membership in DAWGs!

DONATE Right Here Via Our PayPal Link Below

All Donations Are Tax Exempt!




NOTE: Remember to write your donation is for PETE’s POND in the PayPal Note to DAWGS

Pete’s Pond Construction Begins!

Here We Go – Pete’s Pond Construction Started Today !

From DAWGS President Larry Lewis 10/25/2017

“Wow – today the contractor ACTUALLY STARTED DIGGING THE POND.
yesterdays prep work involved site preparation, staking by the engineers and fully establishing parameters

DAWGS - Construction Begins!

Petes Pond in Dubois Wyoming

DAWGS Petes Pond Construction Started October 25th 2017

Petes Pond will be located in the heart of Dubois Wyoming

Pete's Pond site in Dubois WY. This is a radar

Like “a fish finder on steroids” – this device helps the operator get going on Pete’s Pond

Just too excited not to pass these photos along!!

The screen shot is inside the cab of the excavator. The operator can see on his screen exactly where the bucket is in relation to the pond contour elevation design. So nobody has to hold a stick and say you need to go down another foot.

The thing is so precise that it reads the teeth location on both sides of the bucket.

It’s kinda like a fish finder on steroids.

As always -thanks for your support.

– Larry

We are still fundraising for the Pete’s Pond Project. Won’t you consider helping?

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All Donations Are Tax Exempt!




NOTE: Remember to write your donation is for PETE’s POND in the PayPal Note to DAWGS

Wind River Dawgs Trophy Board

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  • Wind River DAWGS Trophy Board

    Stretching back to around 2005, the Wind River DAWGS Trophy Board is a series of anglers images and pictures of beautiful trout caught in the Dubois Wyoming area.

    Most of these come from the Wind River and near-by Mountain Lakes.

    The majority of great smiling faces you see in this fun fishing gallery are DAWGS Members.

     

DAWGS Fall 2017 Newsletter

DAWGs Newsletter 2017 – The Fall Edition

The Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group 2017 Newsletter is here!

What’s in this Autumn Edition of the DAWGs Newsletter?

The latest Pete’s Pond Fundraising Efforts and updates!

Dubois Anglers Members can also expect to receive the full color hard copy in the mail. Keep an eye out!

To get your copy, simply click the image below.

Fall 2017 Newsletter for Dubois Anglers with Pete's Pond Fundraising efforts

2017 DAWGs Fall Newsletter September PDF

 

DAWGs Newsletter 2017 Fall Edition

  • Pete’s Pond Donation Status
  • Info on Your Membership Funds

Special thanks to the following great people. These folks put the Newsletter together:

Larry Lewis

Get the Latest Dubois Anglers Newsletter HereYou can also download the DAWGS Newsletter on any post. We will update it to contain the most recent version.

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DAWGS Spring 2017 Newsletter

DAWGs Newsletter 2017 – The Spring Edition

The Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group 2017 Newsletter is here!

What’s in this Edition of the DAWGs Newsletter?

The latest Grant Approval and Donation requests for Pete’s Pond and the latest updates!

Dubois Anglers Members can also expect to receive the full color hard copy in the mail. Keep an eye out!

To get your copy, simply click the image below.

Read the Dubois Anglers Newsletter for Spring 2017

Gov Matt Mead Signs Approval For DAWG’s Pete’s Pond Funding

DAWGs Awarded Funding Grant From WWNRT for Pete’s Pond

On March 3rd 2017, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed the Large Project Funding Bill which awarded grant monies to projects throughout the state to be funded by the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust. Here, you can see the Pete’s Pond Funding page.

Matt Mead Awards Pete's Pond Project in Dubois WY with WWNRT

Pete’s Pond Project

$590,000 Total Project Cost – $150,000 to Go

Dubois Anglers Wildlife Group’s “Pete’s Pond Project” was awarded $290,000 toward the construction of a 2-acre pond to be developed on the Town of Dubois Sawmill Site adjacent to the Wind River on the east end town.

DAWGs’ president Larry Lewis said:

“This is huge for us! We have been working on the pond concept for 5 years in cooperation with the Town of Dubois, Wyoming Trout Unlimited, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Dubois Volunteers Inc. All permits, permissions and preliminary engineering are in place. We are working to raise an additional $150,000 and plan to start excavation work this fall as the balance of  funding is raised.”

 

Pete's Pond needs funding

 

Handicap Accessible Fishing The Sawmill Site Dubois Wyoming

The Latest News For Handicap Fishing Access In Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Video Shows Our Friend Ashley at the Public Access Sawmill Site for Disabled Anglers

This project, started by DAWGS in 2007, features seven public handicap ramps along the Wind River.

“Access for disabled anglers is usually limited to platforms next to public ponds where anglers can’t really get into the action. A public access area near Dubois, Wyoming is changing the game” – Wyoming Game and Fish

Ashley and Leon Flyfishing on the completed Handicap Access site

Ashley and Leon Flyfishing on one of the 7 Handicap Access locations at the Sawmill Site – Dubois WY

The Original Sawmill Site For Handicap Fishing Access Phases and Plans

 

The DAWGS Sawmill Habitat Management Project was a huge success

Here is how the DAWGS Sawmill Habitat and Handicapped Access worked in 4 Phases

The Sawmill Habitat project has a very long history. It was proposed back in 2004 and went on until 2010 where DAWGS completed the project with the Handicapped Access points and walkway.

Phase One of the Sawmill Site Project was completed upstream of the bridge (present site of the third handicap access platform) in efforts to improve fish habitat. Two structures were installed in the river – a weir and a J-hook. DAWGS also removed a considerable amount of rubbish from this stretch of the river including vehicles, old pipe, and a massive amount of concrete.

Phase Two consisted of another weir installed above the bridge for improved fish habitat and the channels under the bridge retrenched to improve irrigation. Both phases one and two were solely funded by DAWGS.

Phase Three brought in both the pathway and the three handicap access platforms to the Sawmill Site. The pathway stretches 1,200ft upstream of the bridge and the platforms access the improved habitat created in the earlier phases of the project. This major phase of the project was funded with the assistance of Wyoming Game and Fish and Dubois Volunteer, Inc.(DVI).

Phase Four occurred downstream of the bridge. Channels were deepened and point bars installed to improve the fish habitat to the downstream section of the site.

Future Sawmill Site Projects: DAWGS is hoping to continue pathway development and handicap access sites to the downstream section of the river. DAWGS is currently seeking additional funding to assist with the project. A grant application has been submitted to Wyoming Game and Fish and DVI is willing to allocate funding for this future project.

Check out the article about the project completion here: Casper Star Tribune article(LINK) to this article: Dubois Group Finishes Handicapped Accesses on the Wind River

DAWGs 2016 Newsletter

DAWGs Newsletter 2016 – The Summer Edition

The Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group 2016 Newsletter is here!

What’s in this Edition of the DAWGs Newsletter 2016?

Great information about Pete’s Pond and the latest updates!

Dubois Anglers Members can also expect to receive the full color hard copy in the mail. Keep an eye out!

To get your copy, simply click the image below.

Download the DAWGS Newsletter for Free

 

DAWGs Newsletter 2016 Summer Edition

  • Pete’s Pond Progress Information
  • Memorial Donation For Chuck Sorden
  • Info on Your Membership Funds
  • The Holmes Ditch Fish Screen Update

 

Special thanks to the following great people. These folks put the Newsletter together:

Larry Lewis

Get the Latest Dubois Anglers Newsletter HereYou can also download the DAWGS Newsletter on any post. We will update it to contain the most recent version.

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DAWGs Newsletter 2015

DAWGs Newsletter 2015 – The Spring/Summer Edition

The Dubois Anglers and Wildlife Group 2015 Newsletter is here!

What’s in this Edition of the DAWGs Newsletter 2015 ?

Great information about Pete’s Pond and the latest updates!

Dubois Anglers Members can also expect to receive the full color hard copy in the mail. Keep an eye out!

To get your copy, simply click the image below.

 

DAWGs 2015 Newsletter - Free Download

DAWGs Newsletter 2015 Spring Summer Edition

Special thanks to the following great people. These folks put the Newsletter together:

Larry Lewis
Jill Judd
Leon Sanderson

Get the Latest Dubois Anglers Newsletter HereYou can also download the DAWGS Newsletter on any post. We will update it to contain the most recent version.

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