The Hall of Fame held in Cody, Wyoming

The primary purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals, both living and posthumously, who have made significant, lasting lifetime contributions to the conservation of Wyoming's outdoor heritage.

Each year, recognition will be given to people who have worked consistently over many years to conserve Wyoming's natural resources through volunteer service, environmental restoration, educational activities, audio/visual and written media, the arts, and political and individual leadership.

Another goal of the Hall of Fame is to educate the public about, and promote the significance of, Wyoming's rich outdoor heritage. Inductees will be solid role models for today's youth.

2022 Induction Ceremony

The Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. 

-Helen Roylance
-Duaine Hagen
-Richard Guenzel
As well as Youth Conservationist of the Year:
-Isabelle Burky


Submit a Nomination 
The Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for 2023. 

Nomination Form

For questions, contact Amanda Roberts
at (307) 777-4563.


‚ÄčOutdoor Hall of Fame Past Inductees

 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Helen Roylance

Helen Roylance of Cheyenne is a trailblazer for women and the outdoors in Wyoming. Roylance was the first woman to hold the position of hunter and outdoor skills coordinator for the Game and Fish in 1995. Roylance established the Game and Fish’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program in 1996 where more than 1,000 women have participated to date. She also set up the first online hunter education course in the state. Roylance is the first woman to be solely inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame.



Richard Guenzel

Richard Guenzel of Laramie is a retired Game and Fish biologist who worked with the department for 27 years. He, in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Johnson of Game and Fish, Dr. Fred Lindzey of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Mr. Fred Reed of Western Air Research helped develop and implement an aerial line transect technique to more accurately estimate pronghorn populations. Guenzel was the first biologist in Wyoming to capture a pronghorn using a net gun from a helicopter. He also helped develop systems to record data from aerial operations and advised researchers on adapting distance sampling to aerial surveys around the world, and with species ranging from African elephants, marsh deer, free-ranging horses and burrows, and near-shore pelagic fisheries. His work on pronghorn has been acknowledged with many awards, including induction into the Pronghorn Hall of Fame in 2010.



Duaine Hagen

Duaine Hagen of Meeteetse is an accomplished horseman who has been outfitting and running guest ranches for hunters and anglers in Wyoming for 40 years. Hagen has guided hundreds of hunters and anglers over the years, as well being active in the Outdoor Dream Foundation for kids dealing with illnesses, and the Wounded Warrior Project for veterans and active military duty members. He was appointed by the governor in 1993 to the Wyoming Board of Outfitters, and remained on for seven years. Also in 2003, Hagen won the Game and Fish’s Wildlife Stewardship Award.


2020 Youth Conservationist of the Year

The first Game and Fish Youth Conservationist of the Year, Isabelle Burky, will also be recognized at the Hall of Fame Banquet. The award acknowledges a Wyoming youth who has shown enthusiasm and leadership in the outdoors and conservation. Burky is a senior in high school from Worland, and has worked in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks where she’s constructed trails, monitored wildlife, repaired historic cabins and helped control noxious weeds. Her favorite outdoor activity is hunting, and intends to pursue a degree in wildlife biology. 


 Hall of Fame Members 

Abraham Archibald Anderson
Year Inducted: 2014
About Abraham Archibald Anderson
Aven Nelson
Year Inducted: 2013
About Aven Nelson
Bert and Meg Raynes
Year Inducted: 2007
About Bert and Meg Raynes
Calvin King
Year Inducted: 2004
About Calvin King
Charles E. "Chuck" Ward
Year Inducted: 2007
About Charles E. "Chuck" Ward
Colonel William D. Pickett
Year Inducted: 2009
About Colonel William D. Pickett
Curt Gowdy
Year Inducted: 2004
About Curt Gowdy
D.C. Nowlin
Year Inducted: 2004
About D.C. Nowlin
Dave Freudenthal
Year Inducted: 2011
About Dave Freudenthal
Dave Lockman
Year Inducted: 2014
About Dave Lockman
David Bragonier
Year Inducted: 2012
About David Bragonier
Delaine Roberts
Year Inducted: 2016
About Delaine Roberts
Dr. David Love
Year Inducted: 2016
About Dr. David Love
Dr. David Sweet
Year Inducted: 2014
About Dr. David Sweet
Dr. Frank C. Craighead, Jr.
Year Inducted: 2006
About Dr. Frank C. Craighead, Jr.
Dr. George Frison
Year Inducted: 2015
About Dr. George Frison
Dr. George T. Baxter
Year Inducted: 2018
About Dr. George T. Baxter
Dr. John J. Craighead
Year Inducted: 2006
About Dr. John J. Craighead
Dr. Oliver Scott
Year Inducted: 2015
About Dr. Oliver Scott
Dr. Stanley Anderson
Year Inducted: 2016
About Dr. Stanley Anderson
Drs. E. Tom Thorne and Elizabeth Beth Williams
Year Inducted: 2005
About Drs. E. Tom Thorne and Elizabeth Beth Williams
Finis Mitchell
Year Inducted: 2007
About Finis Mitchell
Floyd Martin Blunt
Year Inducted: 2006
About Floyd Martin Blunt
Frank and Lois Layton
Year Inducted: 2004
About Frank and Lois Layton
Fred Eiserman
Year Inducted: 2008
About Fred Eiserman
Gary B. Butler
Year Inducted: 2018
About Gary B. Butler
George Bird Grinnel
Year Inducted: 2005
About George Bird Grinnel
George William "Bill" Grunkemeyer
Year Inducted: 2008
About George William "Bill" Grunkemeyer
George Wrakestraw
Year Inducted: 2011
About George Wrakestraw
Gordon Eastman
Year Inducted: 2011
About Gordon Eastman
Hans Kleiber
Year Inducted: 2007
About Hans Kleiber
Hubert "High" Vogel
Year Inducted: 2010
About Hubert "High" Vogel
Jake Clark
Year Inducted: 2010
About Jake Clark
James H. "Jim" Bridger
Year Inducted: 2008
About James H. "Jim" Bridger
James R. Simon
Year Inducted: 2005
About James R. Simon
Jay Lawson
Year Inducted: 2011
About Jay Lawson
Jerry Galles
Year Inducted: 2015
About Jerry Galles
Joe and Mary Back
Year Inducted: 2013
About Joe and Mary Back
John Baughman
Year Inducted: 2013
About John Baughman
John F. Turner
Year Inducted: 2012
About John F. Turner
Mark Bruscino
Year Inducted: 2016
About Mark Bruscino
Olaus & Mardy Murie
Year Inducted: 2004
About Olaus & Mardy Murie
Olin D. Sims
Year Inducted: 2009
About Olin D. Sims
Paul Petzoldt
Year Inducted: 2005
About Paul Petzoldt
President Theodore Roosevelt
Year Inducted: 2004
About President Theodore Roosevelt
Rex Corsi
Year Inducted: 2012
About Rex Corsi
Robert "Bob" Model
Year Inducted: 2010
About Robert "Bob" Model
Robert L. Patterson, PhD
Year Inducted: 2010
About Robert L. Patterson, PhD
Sam H. Mavrakis
Year Inducted: 2006
About Sam H. Mavrakis
Stephen Leek
Year Inducted: 2015
About Stephen Leek
Stephen P. Mealey
Year Inducted: 2013
About Stephen P. Mealey
Terry Cleveland
Year Inducted: 2009
About Terry Cleveland
Tom Bell
Year Inducted: 2006
About Tom Bell
William "Bill" Barlow
Year Inducted: 2008
About William "Bill" Barlow
William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody
Year Inducted: 2012
About William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody
William G. Hepworth
Year Inducted: 2018
About William G. Hepworth
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