Dustin Shorma recently assumed duties of senior game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Dayton.
Shorma started on Aug. 1, and WGFD Information Officer Warren Mischke said, after former Dayton game warden Alan Osterland was promoted to wildlife supervisor in Cody on July 1.
Of returning to Sheridan with his wife Christina, "We're both very excited to be back in Sheridan County," Shorma said in a release from the WGFD, "It has been a surreal experience the past two weeks working in the same country I discovered my love for wildlife and the outdoors. I look forward to serving the public and amazing wildlife resource that calls this area home."
After growing up in Sheridan and graduating from Sheridan High School in 1994, Shorma earned a degree in wildlife management with a minor in geography and recreation from the University of Wyoming.
According to the release, Shorma has worked trapping grizzlies in northwest Wyoming with the trophy game management crew in Lander, as game warden on Flaming Gorge Reservoir, as nuisance bear management officer and game warden traniee in Jackson, and most recently as senior game warden for eight years in Newcastle.
Osterland served as senior game warden in Dayton for 11 years.