Money Reduced in Bill for New Game and Fish Funding

Cheyenne, WY – Proposed state money for the Wyoming Game and Fish department keeps getting smaller. A State Senate committee cut proposed funding for Game and Fish down from over six million to about two and a half million dollars. The concept of the measure is unique because the department traditionally does not get state General Fund money. But Director Terry Cleveland says times are different and they either need new funding sources or to cut programs. Senator Mike Massie got several amendments passed to narrow the focus of where money can be spent. Funding will go for such programs as Grizzly Bear conflict resolution, a wildlife habitat program and funding for endangered species work.