Are There Reindeer In Wyoming? Ask Game And Fish
There is an abundance of antlered creatures wandering around Wyoming, but the question this time of year seems to be, do we have any reindeer in residence?
Well, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department looked into the matter. Scott Edberg, Deputy Chief of the Wildlife Division, was asked, "Scott, are the reindeer that pull Santa's sleigh found in Wyoming?"
His answer is below:
"You won’t find the special reindeer of the North Pole in Wyoming that possess magical aerial abilities to tow the mystical sleigh of Kris Kringle. But, you can see some wonderful members of the deer family including white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose.
Wyoming’s deer have a more down-to-earth magic. Instead of brightly wrapped packages found in Santa’s sleigh towed by his eight reindeer, our deer bring an appreciation for wild things, wild places, a great reason to be outside...and just maybe a portion of the yearly sustenance. As we all know, the reindeer pulling Santa Claus' sleigh visit Wyoming only during Christmas Eve and only stop at houses of good boys and girls. So you better not be naughty, but be nice! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."