(Riverton, Wyo.) – Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in North Riverton. Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law enforcement, damage and prevention, data collection, and wildlife management duties.
Deru was born and raised in Evanston and grew up hunting and fishing around Pinedale. He attended Weber State University where he obtained a degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. He began his career in wildlife with the department in 2011 when he was hired as a game warden in the Laramie Region working on Glendo Reservoir and hunting seasons around Laramie. In 2012 he was transferred to the Cheyenne Headquarters Game Warden position where he served until his recent promotion to Senior Game Warden in North Riverton. “I am very excited to work in the North Riverton Game Warden District, and feel privileged to work with the great folks in the Lander Region” Deru said. He replaces Brad Gibb who transferred to the South Riverton Game Warden District when game warden Chris Daubin retired earlier this year.
Gibb has worked for the department as the North Riverton game warden for 21 years, prior to that he was a game warden in the Jeffery City area for four years. With his transfer south he will be getting back to some of the district he used to cover. Gibb “enjoyed the people, the area, and the landowners he worked with in north Riverton, and is looks forward to rediscovering his south Riverton district.”