Tom Easterly Memorial Award:  Apply now! 

Enjoying the outdoors for life sounds like most Wyomingites’ dream. This spring youth in the Bighorn Basin have the opportunity to win lifetime Wyoming hunting licenses. The Tom Easterly Memorial Award application is now open - apply today!

The Tom Easterly Memorial Award was established in the spirit of former Wyoming Game and Fish Department Greybull Biologist Tom Easterly who believed in the future generations of conservationists. His passion was introducing young hunters to the sport of bird hunting and sharing the importance of wildlife habitat.

“This is the fifth year the award will give two area youth a lifetime Wyoming game bird/small game license and lifetime conservation stamp, valued at $482.50,” said Tara Hodges, Cody regional Game and Fish information and education specialist.

Youth ages 14-17 who reside within the boundaries of the Greybull Biologist District are eligible to apply.  Towns include Basin, Burlington, Cowley, Greybull, Lovell, Manderson, Ten Sleep and Worland. Youth also need to be a resident who has continuously resided in Wyoming for at least 10 years immediately preceding the date of application.

To apply, eligible youth must submit an application accompanied with an essay describing why he or she hunts and why wildlife is important to them. Applications are due by April 1 and will be judged by the applicant’s qualifications and the content of their essay by a committee of five.  Applications may be downloaded below or are available at the Cody Regional Game and Fish office.



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