The big news from the Wyoming Chapter is the new regulation regarding aircraft and drone use. Buzz Hettick and Jeff Muratore both testified at the April Game and Fish commission meeting in favor of the regulation. The commission adopted the regulations banning the use of aircraft and drones from Aug. 1 to Jan. 31 with the intent of using them to hunt, scout or aid in the taking of big game. Wyoming BHA put a lot of effort into this and it is great to have this issue settled. We would also like the thank the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Game and Fish Commission for adopting this regulation.
The Wyoming chapter also hosted three hunter happy hours, one in Douglas and two in Casper. All three were successful and resulted in 20 new members joining the Wyoming Chapter. The chapter is also in the process of hosting several Full Draw Film Tour events across the state.
The chapter also recently completed a work day in Rogers Canyon near Laramie. We had 10 members show up and clean up a popular shooting area on BLM lands. We picked up 11 truckloads of trash and the area is now looking very good. We have a couple more work days planned this summer on different projects.
Finally, we are also working on getting two very bad state land exchanges stopped. They will cost hunters and recreationists a lot of access and hunting opportunities. Access is very important to the Wyoming Chapter and we will do all we can to maintain access to public lands.