LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging ranchers and other landowners to consider leaving water in their tanks to help wildlife in the current drought even after they move their livestock off the land.

Laramie Game Warden Bill Haley says many areas inhabited by wildlife are now without water. He says that means animals need to travel farther to get a drink, which puts more stress on them.

Haley says that landowners who have waters sources on their property could help wildlife by leaving pumps and windmills in operation. He says that will help not only big game animals but smaller mammals and birds as well.