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The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports

State regulations requiring hunters to report their results are nothing new. This check station near Dubois was in full operation in 1957.

Mild weather greeted the start of hunting season in the county that fall, and game numbers were good.

"A steady procession of hunting outfits is rolling through Fremont County now," read a news account from October of that year. Conditions were considered ideal.

Jay Peterson, a Wyoming Game and Fish monitor at the Dubois station, reported that in the first two weeks of the season, hunters checked 437 elk, 82 deer, 111 moose, eight bighorn sheep and 15 bears.

In this picture, Peterson, left, checked the licenses and gathered hunt information from two out-of-state hunters, F.L. WIlson and Lee Mooney, who had traveled to Wyoming with their wives for a week-long hunting and sight-seeing trip.

The picture is from the first week of October 1957.

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