The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission was created in 1921. The purpose of the commission is to coordinate all efforts related to managing the state’s wildlife.
- The original commission consisted of the governor, the secretary of state, the state auditor, the game and fish commissioner appointed by the governor, and the assistant commissioner.
- Four years later, the makeup of the commission was changed to six citizens from throughout the state. These commissioners were appointed by the governor for staggered six-year terms. To ensure a balanced commission, no more than three commissioners could be from the same political party.
- There are now seven commissioners, with no more than four from the same political party.