'Red shirt' of the year

Self-effacing game warden, Biff Burton, named WYOGA Agency Personnel of the Year

 

Joshua Wood

A fixture around Saratoga for 30 years, Biff Burton has been honored as the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association as 2018 Agency Personnel of the Year.

In small Wyoming towns, the local game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is one of the more recognizable officials. The green truck and red shirt have become iconic. Biff Burton has worn the red shirt for 39 years, entering the WGFD as a seasonal employee in 1978 following his graduation from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management.

Burton worked in a number of places before accepting a position in Saratoga in 1989, where he has stayed for the last 30 years and raised his three children with the help of his wife, Lisa....



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