“The partnership that Bowhunters of Wyoming brings to the table supports a variety of wildlife related projects in Wyoming. This donation will open up thousands of acres to the public for hunting and fishing access,” said Scott Talbott, Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “We are grateful for the Bowhunters of Wyoming support and thank them for this donation.”
“The Bowhunters of Wyoming promote the enjoyment and betterment of the sport of bow hunting and continue to work with the Game and Fish to provide more opportunity and access to sportsmen,” said Matt Withroder, Casper regional access coordinator for Game and Fish. “Since 2011, BOW has donated over $8,000 to Access Yes, all benefiting sportsmen in Wyoming.”
Funding for Access Yes comes from several sources, primarily conservation stamp sales, donations and restitution payments. Hunters and anglers also have the option of donating to the program when they purchase or apply for a license. Access Yes donations can only be used for purchasing easements for Hunter Management Areas and Walk-in Areas.
Access Yes donations go directly toward the access program and every $1 donated provides access to about 4 acres of land. In 2014, the PLPW Access Program provided more than 2.8 million acres of access for hunters and anglers.
For more information on PLPW, 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.