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Learn outdoors skills with the Wyoming Outdoor Expo in Casper, May 17-19

Game and Fish also partnering with WOW in Lander May 18-19

 

5/11/2018 11:24:09 AM

Cheyenne - Celebrate Wyoming’s wildlife and wild places at the Wyoming Outdoor Expo, May 17-19, 2018 at the Casper Events Center. The Expo will give you new skills to help you explore outside--from fishing and hunting techniques to wildlife watching strategies and everything between. The Outdoor Expo is open to the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free, as is participation in all the activities.

“Wyoming’s outdoors offer so many opportunities to explore. Everyone can find a passion outside. Expo is here to help you discover yours,” said Kathryn Boswell, Wyoming Game and Fish Department hunter and angler participation coordinator.

The Outdoor Expo has activities in four categories for all ages and skill levels: fishing and aquatic habitats; wildlife, habitat and conservation; hunting and shooting skills; and outdoor recreation gear, skills and safety. A full schedule of events is available online as well as through the app, Whova, downloadable through the iTunes and Google Play store. Download the app and then search for “Wyoming Outdoor Expo” to connect.

Expo will be an opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with Game and Fish, including Director Scott Talbott, Chief Game Warden and Chief of Wildlife Brian Nesvik, and Wyoming Wildlife Magazine Editor Amy Bulger. Look for these opportunities with Game and Fish and partners on the schedule in  the “Coffee Corner.” There will also be chances to talk with Game and Fish about submitting big game applications for the upcoming May 31 deadline and learn more about where to hunt and fish in Wyoming from the Game and Fish Access Yes coordinators.

Also as part of the Expo, Game and Fish and partners are offering attendees an opportunity for prizes for learning and trying new activities with the Trek into Summer challenge. To participate, Expo attendees pick up a Trek Into Summer card and must visit at least two exhibits from each of the four exhibit categories. Once the card is complete, attendees can claim their prize.

“It only takes eight activities to earn a great prize and set yourself up for summer fun,” said Boswell.

Youth who complete the Trek into Summer challenge will be entered to win hunting and fishing licenses as well. All youth under 18 who have lived in Wyoming for at least 10 consecutive years are eligible to win a lifetime combination small game/upland game bird/fishing license and conservation stamp, and a rifle. On May 19, there will be a raffle drawing for a Game and Fish Commissioners licenses; tickets are on sale now online. The license was donated by Game and Fish Commissioner Pat Crank.

The Expo is an event in partnership between Game and Fish, the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources - through the Office of Outdoor Recreation, Visit Casper and the Casper Events Center.
Other opportunities to learn skills and celebrate the outdoors are happening elsewhere on the same weekend. Game and Fish is partnering with the Lander Economic Development Association to host the Wyoming Outdoor Weekend, it will take place May 18 and 19 in Lander. Additionally it is Elk Fest in Jackson, Wyoming on May 19-20.

 

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -


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