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WY Wildlife Taskforce to meet Dec. 3

Public invited in-person; online

11/30/2021 6:05:57 PM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce will gather for their next meeting 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in Casper. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 North Poplar St. The public is invited to attend and participate in-person or online through Zoom.

The Taskforce will continue discussions on preference points and private landowner matters. Other topics include sustainably increasing resident opportunity for deer, elk and antelope hunting as well as hunter access to the “Big 5” — bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, bison and grizzly bear. The public can submit comments to the Taskforce online and will have several chances to speak to the Taskforce during the meeting.

The Dec. 3 meeting agenda is posted on the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce website at wyomingwildlifetaskforce.com. The agenda includes registration details for virtual participation. Meetings will be recorded and available for viewing online within a week on the website. 

The Taskforce is also hosting a Town Hall meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2  in the Magnolia Room at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper. 

“Continued conversations with sportsmen and women are an integral part of the Taskforce’s work. Across Wyoming we frequently host these Town Hall meetings to foster further input on the top issues for the state’s hunters and anglers,” said Josh Coursey, executive director of Muley Fanatic Foundation who co-chairs the Taskforce. “We hope to see and talk with lots of folks on Thursday night.”

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce was convened to study top-priority wildlife policy issues facing the state related to the allocation of hunting opportunity, sportsperson access and other issues. The topics will be identified by the taskforce members with input from the public for study over an 18-month period with the goal of presenting conclusions and recommendations to the Wyoming Legislature, Game and Fish Commission and governor to support decision-making on Wyoming’s wildlife resources. The Taskforce has no rule-making authority.

To receive updates on the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce, sign up for the email list.

The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at 307-777-4501. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

(Sara DiRienzo, Public Information Officer - (sara.dirienzo@wyo.gov))

- WGFD -

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