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Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce inviting public to talk hunting and fishing at two meetings in Casper this week

View of the North Platte River in Casper. (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce announced on Tuesday that it will be holding two meetings in Casper this week, with opportunities for the public to provide input on hunting, fishing and other wildlife-related issues.

The first meeting in Casper will be a town hall–style meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 2 in the Magnolia Room of the Hilton Garden Inn.

“Continued conversations with sportsmen and women are an integral part of the Taskforce’s work,” Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce Chair Josh Coursey said. “Across Wyoming we frequently host these Town Hall meetings to foster further input on the top issues for the state’s hunters and anglers. We hope to see and talk with lots of folks on Thursday night.”

The team will then gather for a meeting from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, December 3, also at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper.

“The Taskforce will continue discussions on preference points and private landowner matters,” the announcement states. “Other topics include sustainably increasing resident opportunity for deer, elk and antelope hunting as well as hunter access to the “Big 5” — bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, bison and grizzly bear. The public can submit comments to the Taskforce online and will have several chances to speak to the Taskforce during the meeting.”

An agenda for Friday’s meeting is available online. The agenda also includes information on how people can register to participate in the meeting remotely via Zoom.

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce was convened to study wildlife policy issues such as hunting opportunities, sportsperson access and more.

“The topics will be identified by the taskforce members with input from the public for study over an 18-month period with the goal of presenting conclusions and recommendations to the Wyoming Legislature, Game and Fish Commission and governor to support decision-making on Wyoming’s wildlife resources,” the release states. “The Taskforce has no rule-making authority.”

“To receive updates on the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce, sign up for the email list.”