WPR News
6:28 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Wyoming Supreme Court rules for public fishing

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Supreme Court says the public can continue to hunt and fish on a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River west of Casper.
The court on Wednesday sided with state lawyers and rejected a challenge from landowners who were trying to restrict public use of the popular Lusby Public Fishing Area. The area has been open since the 1960s and is popular with commercial fishing guides as a take-out point.
Wyoming Attorney General Bruce Salzburg says he's happy with the decision.
Cheyenne lawyer Harriet Hageman represents the landowners. She says the decision means that citizens can't trust the Wyoming Game and Fish Department or the state game commission to abide by the terms of easement agreements.