(Jackson, Wyo.) – Jon Stephens has been named the new North Jackson Game Warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Stephens replaces former North Jackson Game Warden, Bill Long, who retired after 37 years of service. Stephens comes to Jackson after serving as Game Warden in Torrington for the past seven years.

Stephens graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and Management in 2003. Jon began his Game and Fish career working with prairie dogs for the department’s nongame program in Lander during the summer of 2002. After a stint working for the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Stephens returned to work for Game and Fish as a wildlife damage technician in Cody. During the summer of 2004, Jon began as a game warden in Casper. In 2006, Stephens then transferred to Cheyenne for a brief period before transferring to the warden district in Torrington later that same year.

“Obviously, Jackson Hole has a long and storied history of wildlife management and I am humbled to become a part of that,” said Stephens. “I very much look forward to serving the community and the extraordinary fish and wildlife resource here for years to come.”

In his spare time, Jon enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities with his yellow Labrador retriever, Gus.

–Wyoming Game & Fish Department