The Commission:

  • Name: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of voting members: 7
  • Term length: 6 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: Yes
  • Selection criteria per statute

Not more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the appointed commissioners shall be of the same political party, and all appointed commissioners shall have a general knowledge of wildlife and wildlife propagation, management, and control…a commissioner shall be appointed from each appointment.” “Appointments shall rotate consecutively among all the counties of the appointment districts.”

  • From the Commission’s website

The Commission serves as the policy making board of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and is responsible for the direction and supervision of the Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and through the Department provides an adequate and flexible system of control, propagation, management and protection and regulation of all wildlife in Wyoming.

The Agency:

  • Name: Wyoming Game & Fish Department
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Title of Agency Director: Director
  • Selection process: Appointed by Governor
  • Mission statement from agency website:

“Conserving wildlife, serving people” 

Revenue for Wyoming Game and Fish Department (2022)

Other: Conservation Stamps (0.8%), Boating registration (0.7%), Pooled interest (2.0%), Income from Inv&Land (2.0%), 100% reimbursable (7.8%), Publication sales (0.3%), Access yes donations/ cstamp (1.0%), Public access & conservation (1.4%), Other (0.8%)

Source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department 2022 Annual Report

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