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What It Takes to be
a Game Warden

All law enforcement personnel including game warden, senior game warden, and regional access coordinator positions are selected by competitive examination, per Wyoming statute. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering the game warden competitive examination at several locations throughout the year

Purpose of Exam

Wyoming statute requires law enforcement positions (game warden and regional access coordinator) be selected based on competitive examination. Exams are typically scheduled once a year, depending on vacancies. Interview candidates will be selected based on a combination of factors including overall test scores, writing ability, number of credit hours in hands-on wildlife courses, grades/transcripts, and job suitability profiling. No single factor will be used to select interview candidates.

Minimum Exam Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology or ichthyology, or closely related field is required. Degrees such as criminal justice, education, outdoor recreation, etc. do not qualify. Must have valid drivers license.

NOTE: Letter from your college authority stating you will have completed college coursework at the baccalaureate level in game or wildlife management, biology, zoology or other closely related field by the end of the year will also be accepted.

Exam Preference Statement

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: At least 20 hours of wildlife management coursework as evidenced on their transcript, i.e. wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, icthyology, etc.

Law Enforcement Requirements

Upon employment, individuals must complete a 13-week Peace Officer Basic Training Course at the Wyoming State Law Enforcement Academy (WLEA). Please review the WLEAs physical fitness assessment standards to assure with or without reasonable accommodations, you can meet the requirements.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include wildlife management data collection and analysis, enforcement of game and fish laws and regulations, evaluation of damage to crops and livestock by wildlife, and acting as local liaison between the department and the public. A substantial amount of training and all equipment is provided.


Wyoming Game & Fish Department Headquarters
5400 Bishop Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82006
ph: (307) 777-4600
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