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"Matt, how does Game and Fish help the public have more access for fishing, hunting and other activities?"

One way the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission helps open access to thousands of acres of public lands is through Public Access Areas, or PAAs. These include land otherwise inaccessible to the public. Sometimes the Commission owns the land for a PAA, other times the Commission obtained an easement  across private lands. Please respect the land and the landowners when enjoying a PAA.

PAAs allow permanent access for a variety of sporting activities -- fishing, hunting, boating, floating, wildlife viewing, bird watching, and picnicking.  Please review the information signs at each PAA to see what the specific uses and  rules are for that area. Many PAAs have public restrooms.

How about taking the family for an outing this weekend at a Public Access Area near you? The Commission obtained and maintains these areas for free public use and enjoyment.  We encourage you to responsibly utilize these fantastic outdoor resources.

Take along a picnic lunch and enjoy the outstanding fishing and wildlife watching.  You can find out more information about Department-managed lands on the Game and Fish’s website or by visiting one of our regional offices.

 

Matt Pollock
Habitat & Access Coordinator, Casper Region

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