The Wyoming Game and Fish Department manages the population of wild game in the state of Wyoming. The Department plays a large role in protecting wildlife from the dangers of over harvesting through administering fishing and hunting licenses.
As with many wildlife agencies, hunters and anglers have traditionally provided nearly all the financial resources to support wildlife management, with 80% of our funds coming from license fees and excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment. Only about 6% of our funding comes from the State’s General fund which is used for specific programs; Aquatic Invasive Species, Sage Grouse, Veterinary Services, and wolf management. The additional funds come from a variety of sources including stamps, fees and various grants.
In 1921, the Game and Fish Commission was established to provide citizen oversight to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Commission serves as the policy making board responsible for the direction and supervision of the Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and through the Department provides an adequate and flexible system of control, propagation, management and protection and regulation of all wildlife in Wyoming/ Seven members are appointed by the Governor for six-year terms with Senate confirmation. Not more than four members shall be of the same political party.
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Contact Wyoming Game & Fish Department
5400 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82006Phone:
(307) 777-4699 Visit Website
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