The Wyoming Game Wardens Association was formed in 1973 for the purpose of furnishing a medium for good fellowship and loyalty to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and fellow officers, effectively maintaining the wildlife resources of the State, promoting a more efficient and able force of game wardens and to meet our responsibilities and problems collectively. The Association is classified as a nonprofit charitable organization for tax purposes.


The WGWA is in no way officially linked with Wyoming Game & Fish Department, a state agency, although most of its members serve the agency and, by extension, the people and wild resources of Wyoming. Views, comments, and opinions expressed in this website are those of individual members, the Association as a whole and are not to be construed as necessarily reflecting the current policies, views or opinions of Wyoming Game & Fish Department or the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission.

The "STOP POACHING" program is an opportunity for you to help protect your wildlife resource. Rewards are paid when an arrest is made or a citation issued. The program works because people care about Wyoming's wildlife. YOUR CALL WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE - REPORT ALL WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS.

The “STOP POACHING” Hotline phone number is 1-877-WGFDTIP (1-307-777-4330 or 1-877-943-3847 for out-of-state calls; or Text keyword WGFD and message to 847-411 *Android based cell phone users may download a free app to their phone to facilitate these text messages.

Wyoming Wildlife Protectors Assoc.
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, Wy 82604

Albert Nelson

Wyoming’s First Game Warden - 1899
From the J.E. Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives, Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources

Circa 1940s Game Checkstation.

Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigilano checking a young hunter’s kill.

Cheyenne Game Warden Chuck Repsis (Retired) checking a big game hunter.

Early elk trapping and relocation efforts.

Torrington Game Warden Adam Hymas and Wheatland Game Warden Craig Smith transplanting turkeys into a new area.

Director Scott Talbott checking hunters in the field.

Cheyenne Game Warden Allen Deru checking in trapped bobcats

Jackson Game Warden Nate Wilson feeding deer in the winter of 1918.

South Riverton Game Warden Chris Daubin necropsing a poached bull moose.

1956 Wyoming Game Wardens

Moorcroft Game Warden John Davis explains the rules for the canoe race to one group of the Rozet 6th graders.

North Jackson Game warden Jon Stephens check in a hunter harvested black bear.

Saratoga Game Warden Biff Burton discusses water and boating safety with an Encampment School class.

Dubois Game Warden Kay Bowles checking a bighorn sheep hunter

Pinedale Game Wardens Bubba Haley and Brian Nesvik investigating a wanton waste of an antelope.

Officers conducting deer decoy operations.

Cody Game Warden Tim Fagan glassing over his area.

Lander Game Warden Bob Trebelcock giving some helpful hints to a couple of young fishermen.

Casper Access Coordinator Brian Olson going over Walk-In Areas with hunters.

North Rawlins Game Warden Bill Brinegar relocating a nuisance black bear.

South Jackson Game Warden Jerry Longobardi checking outfitter camps.

Game Wardens checking boaters on Glendo Reservoir.

Worland Game Warden Matt Lentsch finding the bullet in a poached deer.

Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash applies an Interstate Game Tag to a young antler hunter’s elk rack found adjacent to the elk refuge.

Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman (yellow slicker) and Wildlife Biologist Dan Thiele (far right) visit with two antler hunters about their experience on the Bud Love WHMA on May 15.

Jackson Game warden Kyle Lash releases a family of ducks at the national Elk Refuge near Jackson.

Lovell Game Warden James Hobbs shows a Worland Outdoor Day participant how to build a fishing lure.