In 1973 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department was created. Currently the Game and Fish Department employees over 350 personnel and are statutorily required to manage over 800 species of wildlife across Wyoming. In 1930, there were 86 moose taken in Wyoming, in 1961, there were 776. Though declines have occurred hunters continue to harvest just over 460. The same trend is followed for antelope, deer and elk. Populations will continue to rise and fall over the future of Wyoming, but one thing is certain, the Wyoming Game and Fish will continue to conserve wildlife and serve people.
Wyoming’s wealth of fish and wildlife is the result of sportsmen and women who have paid for it’s management through licenses fees since the creation of the Game and Fish Commission inception in 1921.