What You Learned
The tradition of wildlife management began while Wyoming was still a territory when the legislature passed the “Act for the Protection of Game and Fish in the Territory of Wyoming.” During this time, the first big game seasons were set.
In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state. Wyoming’s first hunting license was established around 1895.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission coordinates all efforts related to managing the state’s wildlife. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) manages about 900 species of game and nongame animals for the benefit of all people in the state.