3rd Annual Bear Banquet

January 27, 2024 in Cody, WY

Join the community fighting to maintain sound science-based wildlife management of all game at the third 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.


January 27, 2024

Workshops begin: 3:00 PM

Banquet start: 6:00 PM


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

Arriving A Day Early?

Join the WWF and ABF family for a meet & greet on Friday, Jan. 26th at Cody Craft Brewing. While the banquet is an incredible celebration, this allows for extra time to catch up with old friends and new before the event.

Meet & Greet Start: 6:00 PM

Location: Cody Craft Brewing, 1732 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414

Lodging Information

There is a discounted rate and room block for the banquet at the Best Western in Cody. Attendees will need to call and ask for the American Bear Foundation room rate when making reservations.

Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites

1800 8th St, Cody, WY 82414

(307) 587-2572


3:00 PM | TRCP, Public Access & Policy You Need To Know

3:30 PM | Scott Gillespie, All About Rocky Mountain Big Game Recovery

4:00 PM | Wyoming State Trappers Association

4:30 PM | Dan Thompson, A Wyoming Bear Update with WGFD

5:00 PM | Jess Johnson, Wyoming State Lands 101

5:30 PM | Emily Davis, The Latest Black Bear Research from UW


Meet & Greet Start: 6:00 PM

Location: Cody Craft Brewing, 1732 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414


Email Jaden Bales with questions



*IN PROGRESS. Contact Jaden at Jbales@wyomingwildlife.org for details.
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 >>