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October Surprise

This year I drew one of the rare, coveted, “any elk” tags in Natrona County. I’ve been applying for this tag for 15 years. When I saw the results on the computer screen I could hardly believe my luck. I bought maps of the area, made sure my batteries in my GPS were fresh, and hit the gym so that I…

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Hoping for Hoppers

People who know me know my feelings about dry fly fishing on Grey Reef. I’m agnostic at best when it comes to floating dries along the banks of Bessemer Bend or out at Lusby’s. I’ll go along with it, I’ll stand there with my comrades and pretend that, at any minute, the surface of the river will…

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To the Lake

In the mid-90s I lived in a craftsman two-story within walking distance of the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. The house was so close to the university that frequently errant Frisbees landed in the front yard. My roommate was Patrick Amelotte, a graduate student of English who had just…

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Itinerary: Two Days of Arts, Culture and Culinary

Surrounded by miles of open lands, untouched terrain and incredible outdoor recreation opportunities sits Wyoming’s cultural and culinary hub—Casper. The city’s walkable downtown is filled with plentiful options to experience another side of Wyoming, with locally owned restaurants, watering holes…

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Itinerary: A Wild Wyoming Weekend

Located in the center of Wyoming, Casper is the ultimate destination for Western adventure. Travelers looking to incorporate authentic experiences into their trip to Wyoming will find plenty of options to choose from. Day One To get an overview of the city, make the first stop on your trip the…

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10 Things to Do in Casper

Don’t Miss These Only-In-Casper Experiences Casper is not only the heart of the Cowboy State, it’s Wyoming’s hub of culture, commerce and creativity. With so much to do, it might be hard to know where to start. We’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 things to do on your Casper…

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Snow Day Getaways

CASPER FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER For a splashing good time, visit the Casper Family Aquatic Center. This 23,500 square-foot facility features zero-depth entry, a lazy river, two water slides, a four-lane lap pool, a hot water whirlpool, a party room and an outdoor sun deck. Kids can have a blast while…

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Top 5 Fishing Secrets Only the Locals Know

#1 Public Access In 2007, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a land swap with a private landowner which opened up public walk-in access points along the North Platte River near the already-established Trapper’s Route access area. The access points are minimally marked so, if you don’t…

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7 Wonders of Casper

For a fun way to pass an afternoon, visit the Seven Wonders of Casper. No one knows who came up with the list, and there’s not always consensus about it, but it’s a great way to become familiar with our city. In no particular order, they are: Lookout Point on Casper Mountain Halfway up Casper…

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