The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Access Yes program provided over 2.66 million acres of access to lands for hunting and fishing in 2017, according to the most recent Game and Fish report. Access Yes enhances and maintains public hunting and fishing access onto Wyoming’s private and landlocked public lands through enrolling private landowners into one of Game and Fish’s access programs: Hunter Management Areas, Walk-in Hunting Areas and/or Walk-in Fishing Areas.
“Each year we partner with landowners to increase quality hunting and fishing access to privately-owned lands and landlocked public lands,” said Scott Edberg, deputy chief of the Game and Fish’s Wildlife Division. “The Access Yes program is important for effectively managing wildlife populations, mitigating agricultural damage and building relationships between landowners, hunters, anglers and the Game and Fish. A big thank you goes out to landowners for their partnership to make these access opportunities possible. We also extend thanks to hunters and anglers for donating to Access Yes when buying a license and to our partners for their continued donations to support the program.”
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has been a past contributor to the Access Yes program.
(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)