Game and Fish

To keep boaters safe on the water for Independence Day, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department asks adults to be mindful of alcohol consumption. Alcohol use is a leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and boating crashes. As of July 1, 2019, the blood alcohol concentration limit of someone operating motorized boats is 0.08…

Wyoming Game and Fish recently held five public meetings across the state to provide information and hear the public’s thoughts about how to manage Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming. The meetings drew 147 people who engaged in facilitated dialogue with Game and Fish personnel on their concerns and how to best address them. Game and…

As the summer continues and more opportunities to explore the outdoors arise–some will encounter injured wildlife. While it is natural to want to help wildlife that appears to be hurt or abandoned–Wyoming Game and Fish officials remind the public to not approach or try to capture the animal. The best course of action is to…

A proposed rule change would allow disabled men and women who live in Wyoming to obtain free lifetime fishing licenses. The proposal and others will go before the state Game and Fish Commission in July. Only people deemed permanently and totally disabled by the U.S. Social Security Administration could qualify for the free fishing license…

As boating season apporaches, Aquatic Invasive Species check points will again be open and inspecting watercraft. Kayaks and Canoes do need to be inspected just like any other watercraft. According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department regulations and the United States Coast Guard, canoes and kayaks are considered watercraft. Many paddlers and other non-motorized…

A project focused on bringing back the bass fishery in Renner Reservoir is near completion. Recently 2,000 fathead minnows were stocked in the 70 acre reservoir south of Hyattville. The minnows will serve as forage fish for bass that will be stocked within a few months, after the reservoir completely refills with water. Historically, the…

The 2020 Wyoming Game and Fish Department conservation stamp will feature Bill Adair’s watercolor depiction of the Colorado River cutthroat trout. Adair, an artist from Gulf Breeze, Florida, placed first in the 36th annual Conservation Stamp Art show earning a prize of $3,500. His work joins a permanent display of all previous stamp show winners…

Hunters seeking a western adventure continue to choose Wyoming to pursue elk. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw an increase in non-resident elk applications for the 2019 season. Nonresidents submitted 23,750 applications, a 2.9 percent increase from 2018. Each January, Wyoming opens a month-long application period for nonresidents. The application period is short and…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has two new members appointed by Governor Mark Gordon. Ralph Brokaw from Carbon County and Richard Ladwig from Niobrara County, started their service this month. Governor Mark Gordon stated quote, “It is wonderful to know so many impressive people were willing to serve, and I appreciated each person’s application.…

Grant Gerharter, south Cody game warden, was named the “2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year” for Wyoming. The award is given annualy by the Shikar-Safari Club International, and honors an officer whose efforts during the year displayed outstanding performance and achievement. Gerharter’s nomination noted his fair and thorough approach to law enforcement. Known for his…


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