The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $1,750 donation to support hunters and anglers through the Access Yes Program. This donation comes from Bowhunters of Wyoming (BOW) who continually contribute to the program.
Access Yes is a program that facilitates the partnership between landowners and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to create public hunting and fishing access on private land. These include Walk-in Fishing and Hunting Areas, Hunter Management Areas and other Game and Fish public access areas.
“The generous donation provides nearly 5,425 acres of access which truly impacts hunters and anglers in Wyoming,” said Scott Talbott, director of Game and Fish.
Access Yes funds directly pay for access easements, not operating expenses of Game and Fish access programs. Walk-In Areas and Hunter Management Areas funded by Access Yes provide hunting opportunities for big game, small game, upland game and migratory game birds. They also provide fishing opportunities throughout the state.
“Each dollar donated to Access Yes equates to approximately 3.1 acres of public access. This donation helps every hunter and angler in Wyoming have increased access opportunities for years to come,” said Matt Withroder, Game and Fish Casper regional access coordinator.