Game & Fish asks for input on $4.6M budget cut

— July 25, 2013

(Press release) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is looking for feedback from the public regarding budget cuts the department will be implementing in coming years.

A ranger with the U.S. Wildlife & Fish Service speaks with a fisher alongside a river in the Seedskadee National Wildlife Reserve. (K. Penner/U.S. W&FS — click to enlarge)

Specifically in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 which is now underway, the WGFD will be reducing expenditures by 4.6 million dollars in areas of habitat improvement, acquisition of lands for hunting and fishing access and habitat protection,fish stocking, WGFD publications, and education programs.

WGFD will continue to work with the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to seek fiscal efficiencies in programs such as bird farms, fish hatcheries, elk feedgrounds, Wyoming Wildlife magazine and conduct an evaluation of department-provided housing such as game warden stations and fish hatchery stations.

WGFD is welcoming comments on these cuts and would like to know individual perceptions on how these reductions will affect hunters and anglers and those who participate in outdoor activities. Comments can be made through the WGFD website A listing of current and proposed budget cuts is on the WGFD website.

Please click here to review the budget cuts for FY14.

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