Ogalalla Ranch

2023 Landowner of the Year - Casper Region

Landowners: Josh and Kayla Moore

The Casper Region is pleased to award Josh and Kayla Moore, and their family, with the 2023 Landowner of the Year Award. The 40,000- acre Ogalalla Ranch is 55 miles north of Glenrock in north-central Con- verse County. The Ogalalla Ranch actively works with Game and Fish, state and federal agencies, and others to enhance lands they own or lease. Their stewardship of the land and love of wildlife make them the most deserving selection for this award.

Game and Fish began working with the Moore family in 2020, to se- cure a long-term hunting easement on the Ogalalla Ranch. Josh’s desire to allow hunting access on his deeded property adjacent to Bureau of Land Management and State Land parcels resulted in a 25- year hunting access easement with Game and Fish. The realization of 

the Ogalalla Ranch Public Access Area (PAA) was a cooperative effort between the Moore family, Converse County Commissioners, Game and Fish and the Office of State Lands and Investments. Game and Fish announced the opening of the new PAA in northern Converse County in 2022. The Ogalalla Ranch PAA provides antelope and deer hunting opportunities during the fall hunting season each year in an area with limited public access.

The Moore family and the Ogalalla Ranch are most deserving of this recognition, as they are conscientious stewards of the land and wildlife. Their range and habitat conservation practices benefit their livestock operation and improve habitat for wildlife. In addition, they have gra- ciously and selflessly opened their land to hunters.

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