Join the community fighting to maintain sound science-based wildlife management of all game at the second annual Bear Banquet. 

For too long, the relationship of hunting and conservation as driven by science have been under attack. It’s time for us to band together.

Individual | $50

Family of Four | $175

Table of 12 | $500 (incl. $100 in raffle tickets & exclusive table raffle)

All ages are welcome.

Dinner is included in all tickets. Alcohol will be available for purchase on-site.


January 28, 2023

Workshops begin: 3:00 PM

Banquet start: 6:00 PM


Cody Cattle Company, 1910, Demaris Dr., Cody, WY

What is happening?

Workshops Begin | 3:00 PM

3:00 PM |

Public Image of Carnivore Hunting & The Bear Bills, Staff, Wyoming Wildlife Federation

3:20 PM |

All About Wyoming Bears with Dan Thompson, Large Carnivore Lead, WGFD

3:40 PM |

The Latest Black Bear Research, Emily Holst, University of Wyoming

4:00 PM |

Mountain Fitness For A Lifetime of Hunting, Dustin Diefendurfer, MTN Tough Fitness.

4:30 PM |

The Myths of Hound Hunting For Bears, Chris Powell, Houndsman XP Podcast

Banquet Begins | 5:00 PM

Catch up with friends old and new while entering raffles and silent auctions. Bid on a 2023 spot-and-stalk bear hunt, or win a Modern Day Sniper course, new boots to crush the mountain or some of the other high-quality gear from supporters of bear conservation and bear hunting.

Dinner Begins | 6:30 PM

  • 7 oz. Stuffed Chicken Breast, Mac & Cheese, Asparagus, Salad & Dressing, Dinner Roll, & a Slice of Homemade Cake ~or~ Brownie for Dessert

Keynote Speaker | 7:00 PM

  • Jordan Jonas, Wilderness Living & Self-Reliance Expert and Winner of Season 6 Alone. Learn More Here >>

Raffles & Auctions Announced | 8:00 PM

  • Find out if you’re the lucky winner taking home some of the incredible raffle prizes, which include guns, gear, hunts, and more!
Where does the money go?

All proceeds are split between the nonprofit organizations; the American Bear Foundation (based in Cody, WY) & the Wyoming Wildlife Federation (based in Lander, WY).

The missions of these organizations are both to further wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage.

You can become a member of the American Bear Foundation here >> 

Learn about Wyoming Wildlife Federation memberships here >>