Cheyenne Field Archers Donate to AccessYes Program

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While hunting at a walk-in or hunter management area this fall, tip your hat to the Cheyenne Field Archers.

For the fifth consecutive year, the archery organization made a generous donation to the AccessYes program to fund hunting access.

As they have since 2006, this year the field archers again sponsored a two-day competitive 3-D shoot with all proceeds benefiting the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's hunting access programs. This latest shoot raised $1,056, raising the five-year total enrolling walk-in and hunter management areas to $6,286.

The Cheyenne Field Archers are proud of the fact that they can help be a part of a program that has such a positive effect on so many people," said Bob Day, organization president. "All this would not happen without the dedication and generosity of the Cheyenne Field Archer's members."

Matt Buhler, the Game and Fish's statewide access coordinator, commends the group's efforts. "The success of Wyoming's access program is a joint effort between landowners, hunters, anglers and the Game and Fish," he said. "The continual financial support of groups like the field archers is key to that, as are individuals contributing to the program when they apply for or buy hunting and fishing licenses."

For 2009- the 12th year of the program -- the Game and Fish enrolled 670,587 walk-in hunting acres, 4,891 walk-in fishing acres, and 917,438 hunter management areas acres. Combined with an estimated 1.5 million public acres also accessible through the programs meant that hunters had access to over 2.6 million acres in 2009. Hunting walk-in area atlases should be available in early August at Game and Fish offices and license agents. Walk- In area and hunter management area information is now on the Game and Fish website at:http://gf.state.wy.us