Enjoy Wyoming outdoors and wildlife responsibly this summer

This summer, Game and Fish  wants all people to keep these points in mind.

7/19/2021 7:02:41 PM

Cheyenne - Most people head outside because they love the outdoors — it’s peaceful, it’s natural and you have a chance at some breathtaking views and fun memories. For the outdoors to stay wild, it starts with being thoughtful of others — including wildlife — who will be sharing that space.

Whether taking a fishing trip or heading out to snap some wildlife photographs, each person has a duty to make sure the outdoors and all that we enjoy are conserved. That’s why the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is participating in an initiative called WY Responsibly, headed by the Wyoming Office of Tourism. 

This summer, Game and Fish  wants all people to keep these points in mind:

  1. Plan ahead: Some popular places to fish or enjoy wildlife could be crowded or too hot to fish. Make plans ahead of time and have a backup plan. If you need ideas on a new fishing spot, Game and Fish has a new online fishing guide. Follow these precautions when fishing in the hottest months of the year, too. 
  2. Keep it clean: Keep a clean camp and don’t litter. Bears live throughout Wyoming and can be drawn to campsites because of garbage. 
  3. Be fire aware: It’s no secret Wyoming is in a drought. Follow all fire rules and restrictions, and make sure to fully extinguish any fires when you’re finished with them. 
  4. Keep your distance: Wildlife are charismatic, but they are best viewed from a distance. Don’t get close for a photograph and don’t feed wildlife. 
  5. Respect the resource: Game and Fish is working to keep the outdoors wild, but we need your help. Stop at aquatic invasive species check stations and follow land and water access rules.

For more information on how to recreate mindfully, visit:


(Sara DiRienzo, Public Information Officer - (

- WGFD -

  • information

Enjoy Wyoming outdoors and wildlife responsibly this summer

This summer, Game and Fish  wants all people to keep these points in mind.

Continue reading...

Game and Fish Commission approves FY 2022 budget

Donations for priority wildlife crossing projects swell

Continue reading...

Wildlife Taskforce to meet in Casper July 19

The public is invited to attend and participate in-person or online through Zoom.

Continue reading...

2020 Game and Fish Law Enforcement Report available

The report details the key statistics, operations and accomplishments of Game and Fish law enforcement activities. 

Continue reading...

Game and Fish urges anglers adjust fishing practices due to heat, drought

Warmer water temperatures can have an effect on fish survival, especially Wyoming’s trout.

Continue reading...

Wastewater testing indicates no evidence of zebra mussels in municipal systems

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department tested water samples from Cheyenne, Laramie, Casper, Sheridan, Gillette and Rock Springs.

Continue reading...

Gov. Gordon donates wild bison license for wildlife conservation

The license will be issued through a random raffle open only to Wyoming residents. 

Continue reading...

Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to meet July 8

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce will gather for their next meeting 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 8 in Casper.

Continue reading...

Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date on all Wyoming Game and Fish news either by email or text message. Click the link below to get started.

Sign Up Today


Conserving Wildlife - Serving People