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ASK GAME AND FISH
Q: What is the Wild Harvest InitiativeĀ®
A:
The Wyoming Game and Fish
Department is participating in
a project to learn more about the role of
hunting and angling in Wyoming's and North
America's food system. The Wild Harvest
InitiativeĀ® is led by Conservation Visions
Inc., a global wildlife initiative, and is the
first science-based program to assess the full
benefits of sustainable wild animal harvests
in the United States and Canada.
The Wyoming Game and
Fish
Commission saw value for the department
to participate in the initiative alongside 32
other project members representing state
governments, domestic and international
conservation groups, science and huntingbased
nonprofits, outdoor industry leaders
and private philanthropic foundations. The
Commission committed $50,000 annually
for up to five years to support the research.
The investment will help to further quantify
the value of wildlife and fish harvests in
terms of food, livelihoods, human health,
wildlife conservation and the environment.
The program also will explore synergies
with sustainable agricultural and ranching
practices.
" Our goal is to learn more about the full
benefits hunting and angling provide to our
food system, including to people who may
not hunt or fish themselves, " said Brian
Nesvik, director of Game and Fish. " We're
glad this effort will consider overlap with our
state's robust agriculture industry, as well as
complement our state's efforts to combat food
insecurity with wild game. "
The first step in the study was to survey
Wyoming hunters and anglers to find out
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how they consume and share with others
wild-harvested game meat and fish, as well
as foraged foods like berries and mushrooms.
That survey concluded June 2021. Results will
be used to contribute to the Wild Harvest
Initiative'sĀ® first complete assessment of
the significance of hunting and angling to
modern society - economically, socially and
ecologically.
" We hope that by exploring how wildharvested
food contributes to Wyoming
that we will engage more people into the
conversation about the value of hunting and
fishing to our state - for food and wildlife
management, " Nesvik said.
Learn more about the initiative at https://
thewildharvestinitiative.com.
- Sara DiRienzo is the Wyoming Game and Fish
Department public information officer.
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