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Survey finds support for WGFD funding

Posted: Monday, Jan 27th, 2014

PINEDALE – The Wyoming Sportsmen Alliance (WYSA), a coalition of sportsmen and conservationist groups, has released the results of a statewide survey that found the majority of Wyomingites support an increase in hunting and fishing license fees.

The WYSA was formed last August in response to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s (WGFD) budget crisis, which has forced the department to cut educational, informational and public access programs.

“We realized the WGFD is having a funding crisis and we don’t have wildlife by accident, it takes funding.” Catherine Thagard, WYSA coordinator said. “The point of a poll like this is to give concrete evidence of what people think and


Using Minnesota-based DFM Research, the poll surveyed 550 Wyoming residents between Nov. 15 and Dec. 7 and asked a series of questions ranging from their view of the WGFD to “should non-hunters and anglers help pay to manage to Wyoming’s wildlife.”

For the complete article see the 01-28-2014 issue.

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