Wyoming Game & Fish to be featured on Animal Planet
TV show on wildlife management and wildlife law enforcement activities
by Wyoming Game & Fish
September 13, 2014
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be working with the Animal Planet television network this fall on a pilot program featuring Wyoming game wardens and other Game and Fish personnel as they conduct their wildlife law enforcement and wildlife management activities throughout Wyoming.
Initially the program, titled, "Back Country Wyoming," will focus on the day-to-day duties of game wardens. If the pilot evolves into something more, it will feature many more of the various activities of Game and Fish personnel ranging from aerial and ground wildlife surveys, monitoring and tracking radio collared animals, techniques used in wildlife management, watercraft safety patrols and forensic science techniques used in wildlife law enforcement. The pilot program air date is yet to be determined.
Hunters in the field are advised they may encounter film crews this fall with some of Wyoming’s game wardens as Animal Planet films various check station, wildlife management and enforcement activities.
Chief Game Warden Brian Nesvik said he anticipates the program will make the public more aware of the importance of the wildlife resource in Wyoming and the Department’s efforts to conserve wildlife for future generations. "This pilot project definitely has the potential to further inform wildlife constituents about who we are and what we do," Nesvik said.
"Back Country Wyoming" is being produced for Animal Planet by Al Roker Entertainment Inc. and Quinn Wells Entertainment Inc. The Animal Planet television network is available in more than 94 million homes in the United States.