Scott Talbott

Scott Talbott, Director, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Scott Talbott was appointed as Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in 2011. He is a third generation Wyoming native. Scott grew up and worked on the family ranch outside of Laramie, Wyoming.  He felled timber and sheared sheep until graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1984.  In the spring of 1985, Scott began his career with the Department as an upland game bird and waterfowl habitat technician.  He has worked in various capacities across the state including habitat and access construction crew, elk feeder, game warden, wildlife investigator, damage control warden, regional wildlife supervisor and deputy chief of the wildlife division.  He is a certified professional peace officer and has been a commissioned wildlife law enforcement officer for 29 years.

Scott was awarded the Wyoming Game Warden’s Association Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 1990 and the Shikar-Safari Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Wyoming in 1991. He received the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director’s Award in 2008.  He is a 2011 graduate of the National Conservation Leadership Institute and serves on their Board of Directors.  He is a 2014 Graduate of Leadership Wyoming.  He actively participates on various committees for the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Scott is an avid outdoorsman who loves Wyoming and its natural resources. He spends his spare time hunting and fishing with his two sons. Scott enjoys training horses and going on backcountry pack trips in the remote mountains of Wyoming.  He remains actively involved in the family's ranching operation.