Working at the Game & Fish Department

For more than a century, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been managing Wyoming's premier wildlife resources. While the department began primarily to enforce hunting and fishing laws, its role has expanded dramatically. The Game and Fish is responsible for more than 800 species of fish and wildlife in the state, about 100 of which are considered game species that are pursued by hunters and anglers. We employ a dedicated, professional staff of more than 400 individuals across the state to help fulfill our mission of conserving wildlife, serving people.

Working for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is a chance to have a fulfilling career surrounded by some of the most talented people in the wildlife and habitat conservation industry. For those in the wildlife business, working in Wyoming means working with some of the continent’s most impressive wildlife and in some of the continent’s most majestic settings.

It also means a casual work environment, competitive wages, flexible hours and career advancement opportunities. The Game and Fish is headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and we have regional offices and positions based in Casper, Cody, Green River, Jackson, Laramie, Lander, Pinedale and Sheridan. Some positions, such as game wardens or hatchery personnel, work in many other communities across the state.

There are many new challenges facing our wildlife – continuing drought, energy development, invasive species, wildlife diseases and much more. The employees of the Game and Fish are tackling those problems and others head on. While the game warden wearing a red shirt checking hunters in the field is the image most people have of the Game and Fish, we have numerous career paths at the department. Some paths are hands-on, field-based positions such as fish and wildlife biologists, habitat biologists or game wardens. Other career paths focus on the business end of hunting and fishing, such as positions in accounting, customer service or information technology. Other career paths, such as positions in information or conservation education, are designed to help ensure hunting, fishing and Wyoming's outdoor heritage survive into the future. The department also has openings for temporary seasonal and intern positions every year. No matter what your interest or level of experience, there could be an opportunity waiting for you with our agency.

General career paths are listed below. Simply click on the area of interest and you will find the major highlights of each career path as well as information for what technologies are used in each position and other intangible benefits. Use this information to explore the types of jobs available with our agency and what those positions entail. If you would like to receive more information about any of the career paths listed on this site, please contact us at (307) 777-4507.

The next generation of wildlife and habitat conservation professionals will have many challenges ahead of them. If you want to help solve these issues, consider a position with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and become part of one of the premier wildlife agencies in the country.


Provide learning and participation opportunities relating to wildlife management, both aquatic and terrestrial, wildlife conservation, wildlife related skills and lawful and ethical behavior.

General Information:

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Conservation Education program strives to create awareness in youth and adults of the importance for conservation and management of Wyoming’s wildlife and their habitats within their specific ecosystem.   

Wyoming has about 600 species of birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, mollusks, and crustaceans. These species occupy virtually every nook and cranny found in Wyoming’s aquatic and terrestrial environment. Wildlife management and wildlife stewardship is the practice of conserving habitat and populations of wildlife, as well as helping people better coexist and share habitat with wildlife. Wildlife management is an important part of environmental conservation, helping people coexists with wildlife and its broad array of habitats.

Education and communications outreach play an increasing and expanding role in wildlife management for several reasons; perhaps the greatest reasons are that society will no longer accept management through legislative or court mandate as the major way of resolving problems, and that as human populations increase they place greater demand on finite natural resources and space, increasing competition. Because of this, as well as economy, the emphasis will change to grassroots problem solving of environmental conflicts. This means people will have to communicate, build trust, share ideas and learn from each other, resolve problems, and set goals that are more beneficial to all interests. Youth and families are spending less and less time outdoors which leads to apathy towards issues involving wildlife and wild places. This change in attitude requires that our thrust in wildlife education is changing with an emphasis on providing life-long learning opportunities which includes the following:

  • Learning and action in the concepts and techniques of wildlife stewardship and human behaviors important to positive coexistence with wildlife;
  • Learning the skills and ethics associated with recreational activities in the outdoors;
  • Learning and nurturing ethical conduct of hunters, anglers, and all wildlife enthusiasts for the purpose of recruiting responsible wildlife conservation supporters while improving their land ethics and stewardship behaviors;
  • Providing learning, viewing, and participation opportunities to all wildlife enthusiasts;
  • Resolving wildlife conflicts to achieve mutually beneficial solutions based on good natural resource stewardship concepts.


Primary Goals: 

To provide learning and participation opportunities to youth and adults in outdoor skills, and as required by State Statute, we continue to offer hunter education so that hunters engage in ethical, lawful and safe actions.  

To create awareness in youth and adults of the importance for the planned management practices of wildlife and their habitats within their specific ecosystems.


Primary Program Areas and Activities:

  • Hunter Education - More than 400 volunteer instructors conduct classes to certify over 5,000 students each year in Hunter Education. State Law requires Hunter Education for anyone born on or after January 1, 1966.
  • School and Community Based Conservation Education
  • Hunter & Angler Recruitment and Retention
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
  • Youth, Educator, and Family Conservation Camps

Employees in the Conservation Education section, employees should have the ability to provide learning and participation opportunities to youth and adults in conservation/environmental education and outdoor skills, and to create awareness in youth and adults of the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation. Education and experience should include a combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in natural resources, public relations, journalism, education, communications, wildlife management, outdoor recreation, or related field, plus four years professional work experience in public information or education. This work also provides opportunities to travel and work with other divisions and agencies to accomplish conservation education goals across the state.

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