Donations to state agencies will help Wyoming wildlife avoid traffic collisions

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CASPER, Wyo — According to Wyoming Game and Fish, nearly 6,000 big game animals like deer, pronghorn, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats die each year from collisions with vehicles on Wyoming’s highways and interstates. 

New donation options to help fund overpasses, underpasses, fencing and signage to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions went into effect July 1.  Donations can be made through the Wyoming Game and Fish DepartmentWyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources and Wyoming Department of Transportation while purchasing hunting and fishing licenses, ORV and parks permits, vehicle registrations and driver’s license renewals.

“Wildlife is a common value to everyone in Wyoming. We all benefit from helping to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions,” said Angela Bruce, Game and Fish deputy director. “Uniting for this cause is one of the many ways we all work together in the state for the outdoors.”

For more information on efforts to prevent collisions with wildlife, visit Game and Fish Wildlife Crossing webpage.