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Game and Fish Commission meeting to elect new leadership, consider budget

Wyoming Game and Fish Commission (Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo — A vote on preliminary approval of the FY 2022 budget and election of a new president and vice president will take place at the next Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting in Cody March 16-17.

The public is invited to comment on any specific agenda item or speak to the Commission about any matter, regardless of whether they attend virtually or in person, the Game and Fish Department said in a release Monday.  

“Commissioners will also hear informational presentations and updates on several items including the construction of the new Cody Regional Office, current research, monitoring, management and conflict activities of Wyoming’s large carnivores and the Access Yes program,” WGFD said.

On Wednesday, Game and Fish will update the Commission on the department’s elk feedgrounds public engagement process. Game and Fish, along with contracted facilitator Tara Kuipers of Cody, recently finalized Phase I of the ongoing effort and summarized the first stage of feedback in a report, available on the Game and Fish Feedgrounds webpage

A strategy for Phase II and public engagement efforts driving the development of a long-term elk feedgrounds managementwill also be discussed.

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Other presentation items on the agenda include the status, monitoring, and management of black-footed ferrets and large carnivores in Wyoming.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village Resort, 1701 Sheridan Avenue. The meeting will follow state public gathering recommendations, and masks are required if social distancing is not possible.

To participate via ZOOM, links to join the meeting for each day are available on the Commission webpage. A phone option is available.

The full agenda with all presentations is available on the Game and Fish website.

 Learn more and watch on the Commission webpage.