CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon has proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month in Wyoming.
“Wyoming has great outdoor opportunities year-round,” Gordon said in a news release. “The outdoors is an integral part of our heritage, and we have won numerous awards and rank high on many outdoor ranking websites. I encourage everyone to get outside this June.”
Throughout Wyoming numerous events are planned in June to celebrate Great Outdoors Month. Wyoming State Parks will host events such as bowfishing tournaments, star parties, bird banding, natural history walks, paddling in the park and campfire programs. More information can be found at wyoparks.org.
For more information about events outside of state parks, visit wyoparks.org/wyoutdoorrecreation.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has planned several events for the month. There will be kids’ fishing events in Rock Springs and Lovell. Also, the Story Hatchery near Sheridan will be spawning golden trout every Wednesday in June.
The public is welcome to attend and watch from 9-11 a.m. The hatchery is the only facility in the country with a captive population of adult golden trout used for spawning.
Find out about the hatchery at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Fish-Hatchery-Information.
Visit the Game and Fish website at wgfd.wyo.gov/events to find an outdoor adventure close to you. Earlier this month, the department hosted Free Fishing Day events across the state that attracted hundreds of anglers.
The Game and Fish has a new Master Angler program which recognizes anglers who catch a trophy-sized game fish in Wyoming waters. For more information or to participate in that program, visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Master-Angler.
The Wyoming Office of Tourism’s website also highlights many events happening in June. Go to https://www.travelwyoming.com/events to narrow your search. Or browse Wyoming’s Guides and Outfitters to find a local expert to help you get your outdoor adventure started.