CODY - Do you want to spend more outdoor time with your family and learn how to hunt and fish? If so, now is the time to apply for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Forever Wild Families program.
The Forever Wild Families program provides a safe environment and patient mentors for families with little to no previous hunting or fishing experience. Families “learn by doing” by participating in a series of workshops designed to teach skills associated with hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Participants who desire to recreate outdoors learn skills to do so safely, ethically and (eventually) independently. Game and Fish staff provide equipment, teachers and the expertise of “where to go” and “what to do” for each outing.
Workshops are tailored to fit the interests of participants and will be conducted approximately every four to six weeks for 12-16 months. Rather than focusing solely on youth (who may not have the support of their families), the program’s goal is to recruit and retain whole families including youth that have parent, mentor or guardian support. A whole-family approach means participants have a built-in support system for their interest in hunting and fishing.
There is no cost to attend workshops but families will be expected to buy their own hunting and fishing licenses. To the extent possible, Game and Fish will provide hunting and fishing equipment for use during workshops. Families will be expected to come to workshops dressed in clothing appropriate for Wyoming's variable weather.
To apply for this life-changing opportunity, go to wgfd.wyo.gov to download an application. Completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org will be accepted through April 25.
For more information, please contact Tara Teaschner (email@example.com)or Tasha Sorensen (firstname.lastname@example.org).