In Wyoming, non-resident hunters fund the vast majority of the Wyoming Game & Fish budget, play a critical role in meeting harvest quotas, and bring millions of dollars in tourism revenue to the state each year. Without our out-of-state hunting visitors, hunting in Wyoming wouldn’t be what is is today.
Amid game management and legislative issues here in Wyoming, sportsmen didn’t have a clear voice representing them. That’s exactly why the Wyoming Hunter Defense Fund (WHDF) was started. This organization was founded to protect the ability of sportsmen to access their hunting opportunities in Wyoming. WHDF will work to educate Wyoming’s residents and business community of the financial contributions made by sportsmen to the state’s economy, while working to conserve and protect wildlife habitats.
[simple_tooltip content=’You can make a check, cashiers check, or money order donation out to WHDF and mail to Wyoming Hunter Defense Fund, PO Box 2987, Casper, WY 82602, or click on the Donate button below to use your credit card with PayPal’]We encourage you to make a donation to WHDF.[/simple_tooltip] The funds raised will help influence legislative issues, conduct research, communicate, and work to make sure that a wealth of hunting opportunities continue to be available in Wyoming.
The purpose of the Wyoming Hunter Defense Fund (WHDF) will be to maintain the ability of sportsmen to access their hunting opportunities in Wyoming. The WHDF will work to conserve and protect wildlife habitats. The WHDF will work to educate the business community and residents of Wyoming as to the financial contributions made by sportsmen to Wyoming’s economy.
How else can you help?
It starts with educating others: friends, family, and businesses that will be affected and who should know:
- meat processors
- insurance agents
- real estate agents
- car dealers
- feed dealers
- gas stations
- and anybody else you do business with
A 50% reduction in non-resident licenses will cost the Wyoming Game and Fish 7 million a year in license sales. A 50% reduction in non-resident licenses will cost Wyoming 100 million a year in lost tourism revenue.
Join us in helping the Wyoming Hunter Defense Fund protect our hunting opportunities and economic value to the State of Wyoming. And for news of our battles and successes with Wyoming’s 2015 Legislative session, check out our 2015 Happenings page.