NEWS

Watercraft inspection raffle coming to close Nov. 30

Boaters still have time to submit their surveys to be entered into the 2016 Wyoming AIS Boater Appreciation Raffle.

11/21/2017 10:19:58 AM

Cheyenne - Boaters still have time to submit their surveys to be entered into the 2016 Wyoming AIS Boater Appreciation Raffle. The last day to enter the raffle is November 30, and winners will be selected and posted on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department raffle webpage on December 1.

Boaters who went through an inspection at a Game and Fish  AIS check station this season received a receipt with a unique identifying number. With this number, boaters can go to the Game and Fish website, fill out a short survey and submit their entry. As a thanks to boaters, Game and Fish is partnering with outdoor recreation businesses to enter into a raffle for prizes, including a kayak package with two Emotion Guster Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, ratchet straps and a Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler; a two-person guided trout or walleye fishing trip; Garmin Striker 5cv Fish Finder; Coolest Cooler and a Creek Company Odc 420 Ultralight Float Tube. Prizes are provided by Sportsmen’s Warehouse, Two Dogs Guide Service, Citimarine, Marine Products and the West Laramie Fly Store. All prizes are completely funded by raffle sponsors.  

“Boaters work hard to make sure they clean, drain, dry their watercraft and stop at inspection stations when required, to keep invasive species from spreading in Wyoming. The raffle is a means to say thanks for taking the time to help with this effort from Game and Fish and our partners,” said Beth Bear, the AIS program coordinator for the Game and Fish.

This was Wyoming’s eighth boating season following passage of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) legislation in 2010. In 2017, over 40,000 watercraft inspections were conducted for invasive plants and animals, including zebra and quagga mussels. This included over 2,800 inspections on watercraft considered to be a high risk for transporting AIS, and of those over 600 required decontamination to eliminate the potential for AIS transport.

 

(Sara DiRienzo (307) 777-4540)

- WGFD -


Game and Fish staff rise at dawn to count wild pheasant cackles near Lovell

Dawn is the best time to listen for the distinct kaa-caw of a male pheasant at the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area.

Continue reading...






Updated gap analysis report identifies sagebrush conservation priorities

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has released a new report that provides a comprehensive assessment of fire and invasive management options for the conservation of sagebrush in the western United States.

Continue reading...




Daniel Hatchery celebrates 100 years of raising fish

Just over 100 years ago, an early version of a Chamber of Commerce known as the Pinedale Commercial Club, decided a fish hatchery was just what anglers needed to increase the fishing opportunities in western Wyoming.

Continue reading...




Game and Fish drafts strategic goals based on public input

Using opinions from the public and agency expertise Game and Fish is forging its future

Continue reading...




Wyoming landowners recognized for conservation partnerships

Seven landowners from across the state were recognized by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with the 2018 Landowner of the Year Awards.

Continue reading...




Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse during West Nile virus season

All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are again being asked to assist in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations this summer by immediately reporting dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so they can be tested for West Nile virus. 

Continue reading...




Wyoming game warden and two citizen conservationists honored by WAFWA

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) honored a Wyoming game warden and two citizen conservationists at their annual conference in July, held this year in Eugene, Oregon.

Continue reading...




Jeff Obrecht, Game and Fish public information officer retires

Jeff Obrecht, public information officer with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is retiring after 32 years with Game and Fish.

Continue reading...




Wyoming Super Tag raffle raises $913,550 for wildlife conservation

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Super Tag raffle generated $913,550 in sales this year for conservation, a win-win for both hunters and wildlife. 

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

SHOP WYOMING GAME & FISH STORE   SHOP NOW!

Conserving Wildlife - Serving People