CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish predicts that hunters can look forward to plentiful game this year thanks to the mild winter and plentiful moisture.

Game department spokesmen say deer and antelope populations are growing statewide. Elk numbers statewide remain above objectives and the game department says hunter success should remain high. Hunting for sage grouse and cottontail rabbits should also be good this year.

Game Department Director Scott Talbott says hunter success levels in Wyoming are among the highest in the region.