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Landowners recognized for providing access

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Casper – In their annual award’s program, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, Wyoming Wildlife Foundation and Wyoming Board of Agriculture to honor those landowners who provide access to or through their lands for hunters and anglers. 

The awards program recognizes four landowners from across the state who contribute significantly to hunting and fishing within the Cowboy State. 

Wyoming Game and Fish Project Coordinator Mark Nelson said the Access Recognition Program is a way to show appreciation for landowners who allow sportsmen and women on their property to hunt or fish. 

“We extend a hearty thank you to these landowners. Thanks to them there are more places for individuals and families to get outside to enjoy wildlife and hunt and fish in Wyoming, in addition to helping Game and Fish manage the state’s wildlife resources,” Nelson said.

This year, Steve and Brenda Hovendick, Paul and Fran McAllister, Dee and Laurie Zimmerschied and Carson Benton were recognized during the 2018 Wyoming Stock Growers Association Winter Roundup Convention and Trade Show, and each received a $2,000 check for their work. 

Funding for the Access Recognition Program is provided by the sale of commissioner license and donations made specifically in support of the program. 

Saige Albert, managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, compiled this article from Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s press release on the awards. Send comments on this article to

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