CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department welcomes new fisheries supervisor Craig Amadio to the Cody Region.
Amadio replaces fisheries supervisor Steve Yekel who retired after 37 years with the department. Amadio moved to Cody from Green River where he served as a fisheries biologist for eleven years with the Game and Fish. Previously, he worked as a fisheries technician for three seasons in Lander.
As Cody Region fisheries supervisor, Amadio oversees the management of waters in the Cody Region which include the Bighorn River and all waters on the west slope of the Big Horn Mountains that drain into the Bighorn River, the Greybull River and associated drainages, the Shoshone River and associated drainages, and the Clarks Fork River and associated drainages.
Amadio said that he values the uniqueness and diversity of fisheries the Cody Region offers. “There is a nice mix of major sport fish waters, high mountain systems and native fisheries,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with the public, diverse angler groups and collaborating with other agencies and organizations to manage fisheries in the area.”
Amadio earned a bachelor’s degree in fish and wildlife management and a master’s degree in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming. His graduate work focused on distribution and habitat use of sauger in the Wind River drainage.
Amadio is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and skiing. “Growing up in Wyoming, I spent a lot of time outdoors,” Amadio said. “I developed a passion for wildlife through outdoor experiences I shared with my family growing up in Lander.”
“The diversity in wildlife resources and outdoor recreational opportunities in the Cody area were a big draw for me,” he said. “I am eager to take on the responsibilities and challenges of managing fisheries in the area and am looking forward to working with the two outstanding fisheries biologists stationed in the region.”
(Contact: Tara Teaschner (307) 527-7125)