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WYOGA Events & Activities

Coming Events for WYOGA

  • WYOGA’s 2019 Annual Winter Retreat

    Friday, December 6, 2019
    9:00am-8:00pm (Lunch and dinner will be furnished)
    Lander Convention Center
    Mark your calendar and plan to attend this informative one-day meeting.  Invitations will be mailed later this fall with all the information.

  • WYOGA 2020 Annual Convention & Big Game Awards Banquet

    April 2-4, 2020, Ramkota, Casper

At the 2019 Wyoming Game and Fish Expo

WYOGA participated in the 2019 Wyoming Game and Fish Expo May 9-11 at the Casper Events Center. Almost 3,000 students from all over Wyoming participated in the three-day event. WYOGA provided a pack horse demonstration to the attendees. WYOGA also donated two lifetime game bird/small game/fishing license and conservation stamp combinations totaling $1,363. Any youth 18 and under with 10 years of continuous Wyoming residency that participated in the “Trek into Summer Challenge” was eligible to win one in a special drawing.

Thank you to the WYOGA members who volunteered their time to help with the Expo: Todd & Bev Stevie (Sid & Woodrow the mules), Sy Gilliland, Carlton Loewer, Bruce Kopperud, Carl Sauerwein, Taylor Engum, & Randy George.

Important files:

Tracey L. Knutson Powerpoint presentation: Developing an Emergency Response Plan

Economic Value of Outfitted Trips to Conservation Organizations: Summary Charts

Economic Value of Outfitted Trips to Conservation Organizations: Full Report

Reports on the impact of big game hunting on Wyoming, commissioned by the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association and its partners, and produced by Southwick Associates:

Hunting Story Contest Winners

2018 Stories
2017 Stories
2016 Stories
2013 Stories
2011 Stories
2010 Stories

Hunter of the Year Awards

Agency Personnel Awards

Agency Personnel Award for 2018:
Biff Burton
Saratoga Game Warden
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Agency Personnel Award for 2017:
Scott Talbott
Director
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Agency Personnel Award for 2016:
Jean Cole
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Agency Personnel Award for 2015:
Cindy Stein
Bridger-Teton National Forest

Agency Personnel Award for 2014:
Bill Long
Wyoming Wetland Society

Wyoming guide is killed
in grizzly attack

Many of you are aware of the tragic death of Mark Uptain, a Wyoming guide from Jackson guiding for Martin Outfitters. On Friday, September 14th, 2018 Mark was guiding his hunter from Florida and while they were preparing to pack an elk out, Mark and his hunter were attacked by a grizzly bear and Mark sadly did not make it. Mark is survived by his wife Sarah and their 5 amazing kids.

A GoFundMe account has been established for Mark’s family. Please consider making a donation.

GoFundMe account for Mark Uptain’s family.

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