July 6, 2010
CHEYENNE - Dave Hunt, Lands Branch supervisor in Cheyenne,
recently retired after 31 years of service with the Wyoming Game
and Fish Department.
He began his Game and Fish career as a lands specialist and was
promoted to lands branch supervisor in 1984.
Over the years he has been instrumental in acquiring access for
sportsmen and acreage that is important wildlife habitat.
"Under his watch, thousands of acres that have provided access
easements for hunters and fishermen have been made available,"
said WGFD lands specialist Kerry Olson. "His work will continue to
have a long-term benefit for the sportsmen of Wyoming."
Prior to joining the Game and Fish, Hunt was a range technician
for the U.S. Forest Service and a range conservationist for the
Thunder Basin Grazing Association.
He is a Cheyenne native and a St. Mary's High School graduate. He
earned an associate's degree in wildlife management from Casper
College and a bachelor's degree in range management from the
University of Wyoming.
Dave was instrumental in founding the Organization of Wildlife
Lands and Realty Specialists. He played a key role in significant
WGFD acquisitions including Red Rim, Thunderhead, Rawhide and the
Sheep Mountain-Forbes Access Area.
In 1988 the Game and Fish named him "Habitat and Technical
Services Division Employee of the Year."