News February 7, 2018

Game & Fish Get Donation From Pheasants Forever

by Jackson Hole. Media

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $5,000 donation from the Sheridan and Johnson County Chapter of Pheasants Forever to support hunter access through the Access Yes Program.

Access Yes is a program that facilitates the partnership between landowners and the Game and Fish to create public hunting and fishing access on private land including Walk-in Fishing, Walk-in Hunting Areas and Hunter Management Areas as well as other Game and Fish public access areas.

“The generosity from Sheridan and Johnson County Chapter of Pheasants Forever has provided nearly 40,000 acres of access for hunters and anglers in Wyoming in the last year,” said Scott Talbott, director of Game and Fish. “We’re very grateful for their support. They truly help ensure resources for hunting and fishing are available now and for future generations.”

Sheridan and Johnson County Chapter of Pheasants Forever donated $7,500 in April and an additional $5,000 in September that provided nearly 40,000 acres of public access in 2017.

“Sheridan and Johnson County Chapter of Pheasants Forever has continually supported Access Yes, and we thank them for their ongoing contributions. Their support makes many of the access areas in North Central Wyoming possible,” said Troy Tobiasson, Sheridan regional access coordinator.

Each dollar donated to Access Yes equates to approximately 3.2 acres of public access. This
donation helps every hunter and angler in Wyoming have increased access opportunities for years to come. Access Yes funds directly pay for access easements, not funding 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.

The public can support Access Yes through donations when purchasing a license, either online or from a license selling agent. For more information please visit the website.

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