One of the most important agencies in the Wyoming is the Game and Fish Department. Not only does the agency manage nearly 500,000 acres of Wildlife habitat areas and over 100 public access areas, they do their best to make sure the wildlife is being taken care of to maintain a healthy population.
There are Wildlife managers, Wildlife/Fish/ Habitat Biologists, Game Wardens and Coordinators of the different departments. One of those departments is Access Yes, a program that works with landowners to get access to private land for hunting and fishing access.
No matter what the department is, making sure the wildlife is taken care of and looked after is the responsibility of the entire department. You never know when or who will be asked to step up to the plate to be called into action.
Access Yes coordinator John Pokallus who works out the Casper Game and Fish office was called to duty when he discovered a Great Horned Owl in a location that wasn’t safe for the owl. John, who formerly was a game warden in the state, knew he had to get the owl relocated to a better more safe location. So he was able to take possession of the owl and placed it in a box to be able to transport it to a location that is a better environment.
Check out this video from the Game and Fish Facebook page, you can tell the owl knows that John did it a solid because the owl seems to give him a long ‘thank you’ stare.
Great job, John.
7 Trails To Hike In Central Wyoming
There’s no doubt about it, the entire state of Wyoming is covered in amazing hiking trails. If you’re visiting central Wyoming here are 7 trails that you should check out. I’ve organized them from easier to harder, ending with Laramie Peak.
Pictures of the Stunning Popo Agie Wilderness Area in Wyoming
The Popo Agie Wilderness area is part of the Shoshone National Forest and is located in the mountains outside of Lander, Wyoming. The trail shown in this picture is closed to motor vehicles, the only way to see these sites is to ride in on horseback or hike in.