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Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to continue discussion of wildlife policy in Casper

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce’s next meeting will be held Wednesday, September 1, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper.

The meeting will go from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, and the public is invited to attend and participate in person or online through Zoom.

According to a release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the task force will continue discussions on sustainably increasing resident opportunity for deer, elk and antelope hunting, as well as private landowner matters.

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The task force was created this year to study top-priority wildlife policy issues facing the state related to the allocation of hunting opportunity, sportsperson access and other issues. Eighteen Wyoming legislators, government leaders and citizens from across the state have been appointed.

The task force has no rule-making authority; rather, its goal is to present conclusions and recommendations to the Wyoming Legislature, Game and Fish Commission and governor to support decision-making on Wyoming’s wildlife resources.

The public can submit comments to the task force online and will have several chances to speak to the task force during the meeting.

The September 1 meeting agenda is posted on the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce website. Supporting documents will be added in the coming days, WGFD said. The agenda includes registration details for virtual participation.

Meetings will be recorded and available for viewing online within a week on the website. 

The topics will be identified by the task force members with input from the public for study over an 18-month period.