Rex Corsi was born September 30, 1927 on a farm in Etna, Wyoming.  He served in the US Navy prior to receiving a BS degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Wyoming in 1951.  Rex was employed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department from 1951 to his retirement in 1989.  His first position with the Department was in statewide fish distribution and he then spent four and a half years as Fish Biologist for western Wyoming.  Rex then served as Game Warden for 10 years with duty locations in Jackson, Jeffrey City, Cody, Ten Sleep and Worland.  In 1965 he was appointed the Cody District Game Division Supervisor. From 1966 to 1972 he served as Assistant State Game Warden in Cheyenne and from 1972 until his retirement he served as State Game Warden and Chief of the Wildlife Division.
Rex received the Professional Wildlife of the Year Award from the Wyoming chapter of the Wildlife Society.  His leadership and judgment was crucial to the policies that have formed a solid foundation for the development of science-based management of wildlife in Wyoming.  Some of the many policies and legislation actions of long-term significance for which he exhibited a major leadership role include: 1)prevention of the continued expansion of elk feedgrounds in Wyoming, 2)the prevention of legislation and policies leading to the loss of wildlife being able to range freely between public and private lands, 3) the prevention of legislation enabling the introduction of big game ranching into Wyoming, and 4) the initiation of a science-based team to conduct the most thorough analysis ever conducted on big game and exotic game ranching and its effects on native wildlife and habitat.
In 1990, after his retirement, Rex received the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Guy Bradley Award for his contributions to wildlife law enforcement.  Rex and his wife, Nancy, reside in Cheyenne, WY.
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