Fuchs (pronounced fox) began his Game and Fish career as biologist aid in Glenrock. From there he served as game warden trainee in Alcova, was transferred to Lander at the same position and was promoted to game warden in Lusk in 1982. In 1986 he transferred to Thermopolis as game warden where he served for 18 years before transferring to Jackson as game warden in 2004. In 2008 he was promoted to wildlife supervisor for the Jackson region.
Game and Fish chief game warden Brian Nesvik said Fuchs really mastered both sides of the art and science of wildlife management. “He leveraged his strong interpersonal skills and expert knowledge of wildlife to make the public full partners in managing their resource," Nesvik said.
Nesvik said that "Tim was able to manage the morass of complex issues unique to northwest Wyoming, in part, through his uncanny ability to interact with a multitude of federal agencies, diverse interest groups and passionate wildlife enthusiasts. His approach is looked at by many as the model to achieve success."
In 1985, he was honored as the Safari Club Wildlife officer of the year for Wyoming. In 1998 Fuchs was presented the Game and Fish Peer Recognition Award and in 2007 was honored by the Game Warden’s Association as Officer of the Year.
Fuchs is a native of Cannon Falls, Minn. Prior to coming to the Game and Fish he earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from the University of Wyoming.
"Tim's mark on the agency will last for decades,” Nesvik said. “He is known as an exceptional game warden, a masterful wildlife manager, a highly respected supervisor and a professional of the highest caliber.”