Elk NetworkRMEF Donation Boosts Public Access in Wyoming

General | September 16, 2022

Hunters will have more room to roam in Wyoming thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Access Yes program.

The donation supports 42,000 acres of access in Wyoming. Access Yes helps private landowners provide hunters and anglers with places to hunt and fish.

Access Yes coordinators collaborate with landowners to enroll them into one of the Game and Fish access programs: hunter management areas, walk-in hunting areas and/or walk-in fishing areas. Donations from hunters, anglers and conservation groups are used to make easement payments to landowners for hunting and fishing access.

Earlier this year, there were 55 walk-in fishing areas, 343 walk-in hunting areas and 60 hunter management areas throughout Wyoming.

The check presentation took place at a recent Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting in Buffalo.

(Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
left to right: RMEF Regional Director Shawn Kelly, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission President Kenneth Roberts & Wyoming Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik)