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"Sean, are Game and Fish Commission owned lands public lands?"

While the majority of Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned lands allow for public access at certain times of the year for hunting, fishing, and recreation, they are not technically public land. The Commission owns property throughout Wyoming and pays property taxes on that land. This allows Game and Fish to manage these areas on behalf of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in a way that benefits both the public and wildlife.

Most of the property owned by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is within our Wildlife Habitat Management Areas. These areas have been set aside for public use and the conservation of wildlife habitat, much of which is crucial winter range for big game. Having the ability to restrict access to these areas during the winter months gives wildlife sanctuary during the harshest time of the year.

 

Sean Bibbey
Lands Branch Supervisor

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