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Wyoming Game and Fish urges residents to conduct business remotely

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging people to stay home and utilize online services, reserving visits to local Game and Fish facilities to necessary business.

“These recommendations are to adhere to federal and state guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize contact between people,” a statement on the Wyoming Game and Fish website said.

The statement comes amid widespread closures, shutdowns, and service changes in the wake of concern over the coronavirus-caused COVID-19.

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The text of the Game and Fish statement follows, including embedded links:

Many licenses and stamps are available for purchase. Licenses without a carcass coupon are eligible for digital proof in the field, like on a phone or tablet. Hunting applications are open on the Game and Fish website as well. Anyone who needs help with purchasing or applying for licenses online, finding information on the website or general questions can call the Game and Fish telephone information center at (307) 777-4600 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. MDT, or send a message online.

In cases where a person must come to the regional office for business, the public is asked to call their regional office first. Game and Fish is asking that if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to COVID-19 to please stay home. 

“The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to go out of our way to help you over the phone to save you a trip to our office. Our goal is to help you in a way that minimizes contact while still providing you good Game and Fish customer service,” said Brian Nesvik, Game and Fish director. “Calling also ensures personnel are available to serve your needs, such as a harvest check or an AIS inspection. We continue to be open to provide service at our offices, but we encourage folks to pursue phone or online methods when those options will meet their needs.”

The regional office numbers to call are:

Cheyenne Headquarters- (307) 777-4600
Casper Regional Office – (307) 473-3400
Cody Regional Office – (307) 527-7125 
Green River Regional Office – (307) 875-3223
Jackson Regional Office – (307) 733-2321 
Lander Regional Office – (307) 332-2688
Laramie Regional Office – (307) 745-4046
Pinedale Regional Office – (307) 367-4353 
Sheridan Regional Office – (307) 672-7418

Director Nesvik reminds people that Game Wardens stand ready to continue to protect Wyoming’s wildlife and respond to wildlife or watercraft related emergencies. Stop poaching tips can still be submitted over the phone, online or through text. For wildlife emergencies, people can call their local game warden or Wyoming Game and Fish Dispatch at 1-877-943-3847.

Impacts of COVID-19 are dynamic and could have varying impacts throughout Wyoming. Game and Fish will post updates online regarding new procedures, cancellations and regional offices. Check the website frequently for updates. 

Wyoming Game and Fish website https://wgfd.wyo.gov/

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.


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What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.