A game warden checks a fishing license of two male anglers hiking to fish backcountry lakes

Enforcement

Wyoming game wardens have been protecting wildlife resources since 1899.

Stop Poaching

Each year, hundreds of animals are taken illegally in Wyoming. Tips can be submitted by phone, text or online and reporters can choose to remain anonymous.

Stop Poaching Hotline
1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or 1-307-777-4330 for out-of-state calls.
Text keyword WGFD and message to 847-411

 

Learn More  Contact your local game warden

 

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Case Files

Game wardens and wildlife investigators protect Wyoming's world-class wildlife resource. Learn more about their unique and exciting past case summaries.

Violators Compact

Wyoming is a member state of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, which is a reciprocal agreement between states to honor suspensions of hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for wildlife violators. 

Common Violations

Read this list of violations to avoid common mistakes when hunting, fishing or trapping.

Field Operations

 

The life of a game warden is a 24-hour-a-day job, a full-time responsibility, and "the greatest job in the world," according to North Pinedale Game Warden Bubba Haley.

 

Part of the job's attraction is never quite knowing what the day will hold-whether trapping bears, darting and transplanting moose, flying in a helipcopter to count bighorn sheep, getting a deer out of a resident's backyard, hazing 1,000 elk out of a rancher's field, talking to hunters, or catching poachers.  They are wildlife biologists, wildlife law enforcement officers, wildlife educators, problem solvers, and ambassadors to landowners, hunters, anglers and communities throughout Wyoming.  ​Wardens are considered the local "expert" when constituents want to find out what's going on with their wildlife and their department.

game warden at capture

Wildlife Management/Data Collection & Analysis

Game wardens collect/summarize wildlife data from the ground and air to determine distribution, abundance, recruitment, hunter harvest, and mortality causes of wildlife. They also work with wildlife biologists and neighboring game wardens on hunting season strategies, recommendations, and sample wildlife for research and disease surveillance.  

game warden checking hunter

Enforcement of Game and Fish Laws and Regulations

Game wardens enforce/check compliance with hunting, fishing, trapping, watercraft statutes and regulations, littering and state land camping, open fires, and closed/off-road travel restrictions. They also write enforcement reports, attend court, work with other agencies, conduct investigations, collect intelligence, and carry and maintain law enforcement weapons and gear.

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Injured and Nuisance Wildlife

Game wardens respond to and appropriately handle injured and nuisance wildlife calls which may require euthanization of wildlife. They also utilize immobilization or lethal techniques based on an evaluation of circumstances.  

game wardens on watercraft

Watercraft Safety

Game wardens conduct watercraft safety and registration inspections along with HIN, VIN, and AIS inspections.  They also enforce/check compliance with watercraft statutes and regulations and educate the public regarding safety.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Game Warden List by City

City Region Name Phone Mailing Address Physical Address
Afton Jackson James Hobbs (307) 885-3717 60 Fox Hollow Drive Afton, WY 83110 Same
Alpine Jackson Dillon Herman (307) 654-7743 P.O. Box 3892 Alpine, WY 83128 747 Elkhorn Dr. Alpine, WY 83128
Baggs Green River Kim Olson (307) 383-2160 P.O. Box 72 Baggs, WY 82321 124 Wyoming Hwy 70 Baggs, WY 82321
Big Piney Pinedale Adam Hymas (307) 276-3359 P.O. Box 707 Big Piney, WY 83113 451 Piney Drive Big Piney, WY 83113
Buffalo Sheridan Sarah Dugan (307) 684-5223 3060 1st Ave W, Buffalo, WY 82834 Same
Casper, East Casper Jake Kettley Office: (307) 473-3419 Warden station: (307) 266-6612 6520 West Riverside Terrace Casper, WY 82604 Same
Casper, West Casper Austin Swingholm Office: (307) 473-3420 Warden station: (307) 234-5940 4361 Arroyo Casper, WY 82604 Same
Cheyenne, East Laramie Vacant (307) 777-4607 5400 Bishop Blvd Cheyenne, WY 82006 Same
Cheyenne, West Laramie Gavin Dougherty (307) 638-8354 500 Western Hills Blvd Cheyenne, WY 82009 Same
Cody, North Cody Travis Crane (307) 587-4304 18 Spicer Lane Cody, WY 82414 Same
Cody, South Cody Grant Gerharter (307) 587-3886 11 Dragon Fly Drive Cody, WY 82414 Same
Cokeville Green River Cody Schoonover (307) 279-3466 P.O. Box 368 Cokeville, WY 83114 305 Dayton St Cokeville, WY 83114
Dayton Sheridan Jake Miller (307) 655-9495 P.O. Box 27 Dayton, WY 82836 155 Amsden Road Dayton, WY 82836
Douglas Casper Rod Lebert (307) 358-3249 431 N. 4Th Douglas, WY 82633 Same
Dubois Lander Brian Baker (307) 455-2424 P.O. Box 596 Dubois, WY 82513 402 South 1St Dubois, WY 82513
Elk Mountain Laramie Ryan Snell (307) 348-7311 P.O. Box 179 Elk Mountain, WY 82324 203 Seiersen Elk Mountain, WY 82324
Evanston Green River Heather Sterling (307) 789-3285 1737 Hillcrest Evanston, WY 82930 Same
Gillette, North Sheridan Adam Hansen (307) 682-4353 3103 Knollwood Dr. Gillette, WY 82718 Same
Gillette, South Sheridan Andy Enscore (307) 687-7157 908 Apricot Gillette, WY 82716 Same
Glenrock Casper Cody Bish (307) 436-9617 P.O. Box 384 Glenrock, WY 82637 135 Oregon Trail Glenrock, WY 82637
Green River Green River Vacant (307) 875-3225 ext. 8609 351 Astle Ave Green River, WY 82935 Same
Greybull Cody Rob Hipp (307) 765-2163 434 6th Avenue N. Greybull, WY 82426 Same
Jackson, North Jackson Jon Stephens (307) 733-2712 P.O. Box 67 Jackson, WY 83001 465 South Cache Jackson, WY 83001
Jackson, South Jackson Kyle Lash (307) 733-4995 P.O. Box 67 Jackson, WY 83001 345 E. Deloney St Jackson, WY 83001
Kaycee Sheridan Noah Gibler (307) 738-2455 P.O. Box 286 Kaycee, WY 82639 243 Ritter Ave Kaycee, WY 82639
Kemmerer Green River Alex Poncelet (307) 877-3278 1312 2nd W. Avenue Kemmerer, WY 83101 Same
Lander Lander Rob Shipe (307) 332-2704 680 Bonnie Brae Lander, WY 82520 Same
Laramie, North Laramie Elise Huysman (307) 745-4402 1017 Reynolds Laramie, WY 82072 Same
Laramie, South Laramie Emmalee Raish (307) 721-1375 1212 S. Adams Laramie, WY 82070 Same
Lovell Cody Colten Galambas (307) 548-7310 955 Road 18 Lovell, WY 82431 Same
Lusk Casper Vacant (307) 334-3281 P.O. Box 60 Lusk, WY 82225 413 Linn Lusk, WY 82225
Medicine Bow Laramie Connor Worthen (307) 379-2337 Po Box 277 Medicine Bow, WY 82329 Oak & Wyo Street Medicine Bow, WY 82329
Meeteetse Cody Nick Roberts (307) 868-2212 P.O. Box 97 Meeteetse, WY 82433 725 Highland Avenue Meeteetse, WY 82433
Moorcroft Sheridan Vacant (307) 756-3357 P.O. Box 185 Moorcroft, WY 82721 208 West Goshen Moorcroft, WY 82721
Mountain View Green River Allen Deru (307) 782-6467 P.O. Box 435 Mountain View, WY 82939 441 7th St Mountain VIew, WY 82939
Newcastle Casper Troy Achterhof (307) 746-2248 48 Musser Rd Newcastle, WY 82701 Same
Pinedale, North Pinedale Bubba Haley (307) 367-4704 P.O. Box 850 Pinedale, WY 82941 272 Fayette Pole Creek Rd Pinedale, WY 82941
Pinedale, South Pinedale Jordan Kraft (307) 367-2470 P.O. Box 850 Pinedale, WY 82941 1242 N. Crear Ln Pinedale, WY 82941
Powell Cody Jordan Winter (307) 754-5290 959 Lane 8 1/2, Powell, WY 82435 Same
Rawlins, East Lander Linnea Sailor (307) 324-2973 1220 Weaver Rawlins, WY 82301 Same
Rawlins, West Lander Vacant (307) 328-0313 1600 Aberdeen Rawlins, WY 82301 Same
Riverton, North Lander Zach Bernhardt (307) 856-4982 1205 Mary Anne Dr Riverton, WY 82501 Same
Riverton, South Lander Conor Curran (307) 856-9005 526 N. 16th E. Riverton, WY 82501 Same
Rock Springs Green River Justin Dodd (307) 382-6602 107 Wild Rose Rock Springs, WY 82901 Same
Saratoga Laramie Levi Wood (307) 326-5583 P.O. Box 86 Saratoga, WY 82331 902 W. Rochester Saratoga, WY 82331
Sheridan Sheridan Jesse Niemeir (307) 672-2790 1410 Big Horn Sheridan, WY 82801 Same
Sundance Casper Nate Holst (307) 283-1276 P.O. Box 206 Sundance, WY 82729 121 W. Alden Sundance, WY 82729
Ten Sleep Cody Jake Brown (307) 366-2213 9 Wigwam Road Ten Sleep, WY 82442 Same
Thermopolis Cody Andy Roosa (307) 480-1015 1213 Johnson Thermopolis, WY 82443 Same
Torrington Laramie Mark Dexter (307) 532-2433 2642 E. A Street Torrington, WY 82240 Same
Wheatland Laramie Mark Bowen (307) 322-2067 1864 S Road Wheatland, WY 82201 Same
Worland Cody Matt Lentsch (307) 347-3650 2908 Columbine Worland, WY 82401 Same