Wyoming Game And Fish Announce Contest To Win Free Hunting Licenses | Big Horn Basin Media

Wyoming Game And Fish Announce Contest To Win Free Hunting Licenses

Written by on March 14, 2023

Wyoming Game and Fish is announcing a contest for kids who are interested in hunting, with the grand prize of free, lifetime hunting licenses.

The department says, “the application period for the Tom Easterly Memorial Award is now open and youth in the Big Horn Basin are encouraged to apply.”  Kids who are between the ages of 14-17 can apply, along with a written essay describing why the person submitting to the contest hunts and why wildlife is so important to them individually.  The winner will be awarded a free, Wyoming bird/small game license and lifetime conservation stamp, valued at almost $500.

Applications are due April 1st.

“To be eligible, applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Greybull Biologist District which include the communities of Basin, Burlington, Cowley, Greybull, Lovell, Manderson, Ten Sleep and Worland, and be a resident who has continuously resided in Wyoming for at least 10 years immediately preceding the date of application,” so says Tara Hodges, Information and Education Specialist for the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish.

The Tom Easterly Memorial Award was established to honor the deeds and spirit of former Greybull biologist Tom Easterly’s belief in our future generations of conservationists. This is the ninth year the award will give two area youth a lifetime Wyoming game bird/small game license and lifetime conservation stamp.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department manages and conserves more than 800 species of fish and wildlife across Wyoming.  For almost 120 years, the department has carried out the mission to conserve wildlife while serving people in the state of Wyoming. Because of their efforts, Game and Fish ensures the public continues to enjoy Wyoming’s vast fish and wildlife resources  through  hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife watching and other forms of outdoor recreation. Hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers contribute to over a billion dollars to Wyoming’s economy each and every year.

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