WGFD hunter and angler access program receives $28K in donations

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received $28,350 for Access Yes, the private lands public wildlife access program. The donations are a combination of support from the Wyoming Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Wyoming Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Wyoming Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation and Bowhunters of Wyoming. Access Yes is a program that facilitates the partnership between landowners and the department to create public hunting and fishing access on private land which include Walk-in Areas, Hunter Management Areas and other Game and Fish public access areas. “Each dollar donated to Access Yes equates to approximately 3.5 acres of public access. These groups are helping every hunter and angler in Wyoming have more opportunities for years to come,” said Scott Talbott, director of Wyoming Game and Fish Department. "We are fortunate to have strong partnerships with these organizations who are dedicated to providing funding for hunting and fishing access," said Matt Withroder, Game and Fish regional access coordinator. For more information, visit the Game and Fish public access page. *Feature photo: WikiCommons /Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news