Along with its responsibilities to you and the public, the WGFD is equally responsible to the animals and their habitat. This responsibility involves:
- Improving the amount and quality of the available habitat and then maintaining all species present within the carrying capacity of that habitat
- Preventing overpopulation by very common species
- Giving protection to threatened or endangered species
With proper management, the public can continue to use the outdoors (by hunting, fishing, camping, wildlife watching, and enjoying other forms of outdoor recreation) while the wildlife and their habitat are maintained and improved for enjoyment by people in the future.
Wyoming Big Game Population Estimates
*First systematic census