Grant Gerharter is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Kaycee, replacing former Kaycee game warden Kyle Lash.
Gerharter was raised in Thermopolis. He attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a degree in wildlife biology and management. He began his career in wildlife with the Department in 2011 when he was hired as a game warden in the Green River Region. His main responsibility there was boating and fishing enforcement on Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Gerharter attended a 12-week Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy where he became certified as a Wyoming peace officer. Gerharter was transferred to Casper in 2012 and served as a game warden there until his transfer to Kaycee this month.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law enforcement, damage and prevention, data collection, and wildlife management duties.
Gerharter is looking forward to becoming part of the Kaycee community, saying “I’m very excited to be stationed in such gorgeous country with great and welcoming people. Kaycee will provide an excellent opportunity to build relationships with the community and the Department. I look forward to serving the public and the amazing wildlife resource here.”