If driving around the Big Horns at night, as elsewhere in Wyoming, you need to be very careful. When we crossed the mountains after dark on Highway 14 we saw deer every few hundred yards, and they’re no respecters of traffic. Drive at a sensible speed and keep a constant watch for movement by the side of the road or the gleam of their eyes caught in your headlights, and be ready to stop at any minute. If you were to hit one of even the smallest of these beautiful animals it would do considerable damage to your car and more importantly to the animal itself.
When traveling in the mountains remember that wildlife is just that, wild. The National Forest is not a petting zoo. If you want to take a picture keep your distance. Moose may look tame, but they can be dangerous. They can run up to 30 miles per hour.. We also have bear, coyotes, elk, deer, mountain lions, rattle snakes...
Big, Wonderful, WILD, Wyoming. When traveling to, from, or in Wyoming, be careful and keep an eye out for deer, dogs, skunk, and porcupine that may be crossing any and all roads. Day or night, summer or winter, this is their land and all you have to do is drive by any auto repair shop in town and they will be backed up with drivers who were careless and now have nature's best for a hood ornement! Please be aware and save a live...maybe yours!