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Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Wyoming, Nation Benefiting Economically from Outdoor Recreation, Study Says

Contact: Domenic Bravo, 307-777-6324


             A recent study indicates that outdoor recreation, a major player in the Wyoming economy, accounted for 2.2 percent  or $412 billion of the nation’s current dollar GDP in 2016.

            The report, by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a program within the U.S. Department of Commerce, also indicates that the outdoor recreation economy grew 1.7 percent in 2016, faster than the 1.6 percent growth for the overall U.S. Economy.

            This analysis indicates that outdoor recreation is a viable driver within the U.S. Economy.

            In breaking down the statistics further, it was determined that the Outdoor Recreation Economy outpaced the U.S. Economy in Real Gross Output, 2.5% to 1.8%; Compensation, 4.3% to 2.7% and Employment 2.4% to 1.4%.Curt-Gowdy-biking-down-rock

            A measure of sales associated with the outdoor recreation economy was broken down into several general categories: conventional core activities, such as bicycling, boating, hiking and hunting;  supporting activities such as  travel and tourism.

            All categories are supported in the Cowboy State by the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office and are some of the more popular activities in the state.

            To view the full report go to: https://www.bea.gov/system/files/2018-09/orsa0918_0.pdf.

            Join us on January 1st for our annual First Day Hikes! Find out which Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites are participating here http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/pdf/FirstDayHikes2019.pdf.

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Third Annual Magpul Governors Match to be Held in Cody


Contact: Domenic Bravo, 307-777-6324


The third annual Magpul Governors Match will be held August 2-4 in Cody, Wyoming.  The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office along with match director Strategic Match Design (SMD) will bring the nationally recognized “multi-gun” competition and spectator event to Cody, WY.

“We have a strong firearms tradition in this country,” said Governor Matt Mead. “In Wyoming we celebrate firearms, hunting and shooting sports culture. This event allows us to highlight that heritage and watch elite level competition.”

The 2019 match will feature United Multi-Gun rules - allowing shooters to compete in traditional “3-gun”, “2-gun” or pistol caliber carbine divisions.  This year’s competition features a new partnership with the Cody Firearms Museum, which will align a historic firearms competition with the Magpul Governors Match.

“We are proud to once again be the title sponsor for the 2019 Magpul Wyoming Governor’s Match in August. We are a strong supporter of Wyoming and the freedoms and lifestyle that the state represents, and Wyoming has become an incredible home for our manufacturing and distribution operations. Strategic Match Design did a fantastic job with the match last year, and we are looking forward to an even better match this year in the new Cody location,” said Scott Creed, Director of Marketing for Magpul Industries Corp.

Domenic Bravo, Administrator of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office said, “This event will be great for shooters, spectators and their families. We are going to make sure this is a fun, festival atmosphere for everyone involved”.

The Governors Match will take place August 2-4, 2019, at the Cody Shooting Complex in Cody, Wyoming. Registration for the match is now open. For more information go to: https://strategicmatchdesign.com/

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Wyoming Territorial Prison Hosts Holiday Light Trail Event


Enjoy a special opportunity to experience the Wyoming Territorial Prison Holiday Light Show up close by walking the Holiday Light Trail December 8 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Territorial Prison’s spectacular light show features more than 10,000 lights and 20 displays synchronized to favorite holiday songs.

Normally, this annual show can only be experienced from your car with your radio tuned to 99.5 FM.

This one-time opportunity allows the public on the grounds of the Territorial Prison. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for youth ages 12 to 17, and 11 and younger free. Admission to the event also includes a raffle ticket to win a gift basket from the gift shop. The admission fee supports the WTP’s Holiday Music and Light Show and other programs.

For more information, please contact Renee Slider or Lynette Nelson at 307-745.3733. WTPsnowy-1-2016

The Wyoming Territorial Prison is located at 975 Snowy Range Road in Laramie.


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