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Keaton Weber is new Game and Fish wildlife biologist in Wheatland

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Keaton Weber as the new wildlife biologist in Wheatland. Weber replaces Martin Hicks, who was promoted to Wildlife Management Coordinator for the Laramie Region, Game and Fish said.

Game and Fish said that Weber grew up hunting white-tailed deer in rural Illinois and dreamed of coming west.

“Wyoming’s open country and remote areas really appeal to me,” Weber said in the release. “The Wheatland district has everything from bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and black bears to great waterfowl hunting and sharp-tailed grouse; it’s got a lot to offer.”

Weber graduated from Iowa State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and a minor in Forestry. During summer breaks from college, he gained biologist experience by capturing and collaring white-tailed deer fawns.

He began his Game and Fish career as an Access Yes technician in Laramie in the summer of 2018, and then spent a year as the urban nuisance wildlife technician in Cheyenne. He subsequently returned to Laramie for a wildlife technician position for 16 months until his promotion.

“I’m excited to jump right into hunting season,” Weber said. “I’m getting to know the people and landowners in my district, getting more familiar with the Wheatland area, and looking forward to getting more involved in the community.”

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