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CODY - Jordan Winter has been selected as the new Powell area game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Winter replaces Chris Queen, who recently retired after 28 years of service.
Winter began his career with Game and Fish in 2014 as a damage technician in Sheridan. Soon after, he was hired as a game warden and has served in Laramie, Alpine and Medicine Bow. Since 2017, he has served as Access Coordinator, overseeing hunter management areas and walk-in hunting and fishing areas for the Cody and Lander Regions.
Winter is a native of Cody, earned an Associate’s of Science at Northwest College and then graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management.
CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department welcomes Thermopolis Game Warden Spencer Carstens to the Cody Region. Carstens replaces Benge Brown, who recently retired after 30 years of service.
Carstens began his career with Game and Fish in 2020 where he served as a game warden in Cheyenne. Prior to that, he was employed as a game warden in South Dakota.
Carstens said the immense amount of public land and the diverse hunting and fishing resources brought him to Wyoming. “Everything that appeals to me about Wyoming, Thermopolis has to offer,” Carstens said. “I am looking forward to becoming part of the community, meeting landowners and getting to know the district.”
Benge Brown retired in April. Brown served as the Thermopolis game warden for 15 years and as a game warden in Rawlins from 1992-2007.
The Thermopolis game warden district encompasses most of Hot Springs County and includes the Bighorn River, one of Wyoming’s premier trout fisheries.
JACKSON - Game Warden Dillon Herman recently transferred from Lovell to serve as the Alpine Game Warden. Herman will cover a district between Afton Game Warden James Hobbs to the south and Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash to the north.
The permanent Alpine Game Warden position had been vacant since the late 1990s, being covered by short-term appointments. However, the permanent Alpine Game Warden position has been reinstated to serve the growing population in the Alpine area.
Herman grew up in Cody and after graduating from high school there, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Management from the University of Wyoming in 2012. After that, Herman began his Game and Fish career inspecting boats for aquatic invasive species and collecting biological samples from hunter-harvested elk for brucellosis surveillance.
In 2014, Herman completed his training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy and after short stints in Green River, Cheyenne and Rawlins, served the past six years as the game warden in Lovell.
“The diversity of the game warden job has always appealed to me,” said Herman. “It’s not just law enforcement.” He also enjoys the biology work and interacting with the public. “I really look forward to serving the people of Alpine and western Wyoming, and am equally excited to learn the country and amazing fish and wildlife resources this area has to offer.”