Access Yes funds provide monetary payments landowners who want to grant hunters and anglers access to private land. This donation helps secure access for hunters and anglers across Wyoming, through the PLPW program.
“The Wyoming Backcountry Hunters & Anglers are an outstanding partner to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. A dollar does not go very far these days, but it will open 3.7 acres of land to hunting and fishing access. Sportsmen will see about 1,850 acres become available to them with this donation,” says Scott Talbott, Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
The WYBHA organization is dedicated to ensuring the future generations have the same opportunities to enjoy wide-open landscapes, clean water, fair chase and fair access to game, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, as well as responsible and planned management of motorized and industrial development.
“We are grateful for the support of the Wyoming Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and thank them and all the landowners who give hunters and anglers access to their property for this generous donation,” says Matt Withroder, Casper regional access coordinator for Game and Fish.
Funding for the Access Yes comes from several sources; primarily conservation stamps sales, donations and restitutions payments. Hunters and anglers also have the option of donating to the program when they purchase or apply for a license. Access Yes donation can only be used for purchasing easements for Hunter Management Areas and Walk-in Areas.
For more information, visit the Game and Fish web page at wgfd.wyo.gov under the PLPW Access Program or contact the Casper Game and Fish office at (307) 473-3401.