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Game Bird Farm Program Under Review

Wyoming Game and Fish

The Wyoming Game and Fish will be reaching out for public input about the future of the state’s Game Bird Farm Program. It will hold public meetings until November 18th and an online survey until the 20th. The program stocks several hunting areas across the state and is now under review to gauge hunter’s willingness to help fund the program.

Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Robin Kepple Game and Fish says the results from meetings and survey are crucial to the future of the program.

“This is why we’re holding these public meetings and we have an online survey, is to kind of get the opinions of the hunters who participate in these programs," says Kepple. "What are your thoughts? Cut this section? Are the bird farms a good investment here in Wyoming? Is a good investment of your sportsman’s dollars? This is why we’re encouraging people to come to these meetings and let us know is this the best use of your sportsman’s dollars.”

The program also offers youth hunt days in which children under 14 with a pheasant management permit can experience their first hunt. The final youth hunt day for the Springer Wildlife Habitat north of Torrington is Sunday November 26th.

The Program releases approximately thirty-thousand birds a year for hunters. The next meeting will be at the Platte County Bank in Torrington on November 3rd. The survey is available at the Wyoming game and fish website.

Jordan Giese is a political science major currently working on his bachelor's degree. He has lived in Wyoming all his life but has a focus on both local issues and international stories. He moved to Laramie just last year rediscovering Wyoming and all it has to offer in landspaces, opportunities and people. He has listened to WPR for years and is thrilled to contribute to an important state service and NPR.
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