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Pathfinder Ranches donations provides 7,200 acres of hunting, fishing access

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $2,250 donation from Pathfinder Ranches to support hunter access through the Access Yes Program. 

12/26/2017 11:05:34 AM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $2,250 donation from Pathfinder Ranches to support hunter access through the Access Yes Program.

Access Yes is a program that facilitates the partnership between landowners and the Game and Fish to create public hunting and fishing access on private land including Walk-in Fishing and Hunting Areas, Hunter Management Areas and other Game and Fish public access areas.

“The generous donation provides nearly 7,200 acres of access which truly impacts hunters and anglers in Wyoming,”  Scott Talbott said, director of Game and Fish. “We’re very grateful for the support from Pathfinder Ranches to help ensure resources for hunting and fishing are available now and for future generations.”

Pathfinder Ranches is currently enrolled in two hunter management areas in central Wyoming and one public access area for fishing along the North Platte River.

“We live and hunt here, too and fully understand the benefit of public access for hunting,”
Matt Hoobler said, director of conservation for Pathfinder Ranches. “We want to promote a
greater overall quality of life in Wyoming, whether through our stewardship at the ranches or
by providing the public an opportunity to hunt.”

Each dollar donated to Access Yes equates to approximately 3.2 acres of public access. This
donation helps every hunter and angler in Wyoming have increased access opportunities for
years to come. Access Yes funds directly pay for access easements, not funding operating expenses of Game and Fish access programs. Walk-In Areas and Hunter Management Areas funded by Access Yes provide hunting opportunities for big game, small game, upland game and migratory game birds. They also provide fishing opportunities throughout the state.

The public can support Access Yes through donations when purchasing a license, either online or from a license selling agent. For more information please visit the Game and Fish public access page.  

 

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -

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