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MEET THE COMMISSIONERS

Meet the Game and Fish
Commission outgoing president
Pete Dube is the outgoing leader of the Wyoming Game and Fish
Commission, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
CHEYENNE - Pete Dube knows the men and women in red. The summer before
outdoors. That's where he's spent most of he graduated from Iowa State University in
his life - in the hard-to-reach pockets of 1983, he worked for Game and Fish in the
northern Wyoming working in the family fisheries division in Buffalo. Dube graduated
business as a hunting and fishing outfitter with a degree in fisheries and wildlife biology,
while also operating a cattle ranch east of a background that serves him well for underArvada. It is those roots that made him an standing the state's wildlife challenges.
ideal representative on the Wyoming Game
In Dube's tenure, he's most proud of reesand Fish Commission, and his devotion to tablishing hunting seasons for wolves and setthe state called him to the role.
ting a hunting season for grizzly bears before
Dube joined the Commission in 2017 it was overturned by federal court. He's made
when appointed by then-Gov. Matt Mead. a long-term impact with the new chronic
Like most outwasting disease
doorsmen, he
management
took the call
plan for the
THE COMMISSION IS THE POLICYfrom a ridgestate and work
MAKING BOARD FOR GAME AND FISH.
line near his
on trapping
THE SEVEN-MEMBER COMMISSION IS
ranch, the only
reform.
APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR. EACH
place there was
" It's been an
MEMBER SERVES A SIX-YEAR TERM. NO
service.
unbelievable
MORE THAN FIVE COMMISSIONERS CAN
" It was a
experience and
surprise and an
I am extremely
BE OF THE SAME POLITICAL PARTY.
honor to get
grateful to have
the call. I don't
the opportunity
believe a full-time outfitter had ever been to be on the Game and Fish Commission, "
asked to serve, " Dube said.
Dube said. " It is something not many people
Dube felt qualified to serve on the Com- get to do. Being president has been an honor,
mission based on his education, experience and to serve with a lot of great folks.
and knowledge of state and federal recreation
Dube's term lasts through March of 2023
and grazing permits and past time serving on and he looks forward to working on the newvarious boards. Since his selection, Dube has ly-formed Wildlife Task Force charged with
advanced through Commission leadership, tackling issues such as license allocation,
and was elected as president in 2020. His access, landowner licenses and hunting prefleadership contributed to recognition as the erence points.
2020 Commission/Board of the Year from
" We always want to look at how we do
the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife things in Wyoming and see if we can do better.
Agencies.
Wildlife and people - that's our charge, "
Being part of the Commission wasn't the Dube said.
first time Dube brushed shoulders with the - WGFD staff
		

Pete Dube has served on the Wyoming Game and Fish
Commission since 2017 and was elected president in 2020.
(Photo by Justin Joiner/WGFD)

Whether on his ranch or during his time as an outfitter, Pete
Dube has always felt comfortable on a horse. (Photo courtesy
of Dube family)

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