CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A former worker with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking over as executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation.

The Associated Press reports that Steve Kilpatrick of Jackson will start as head of the federation starting Wednesday.

Kilpatrick retired last year from Game and Fish after 33 years with the department. He worked as a habitat biologist in the Torrington and Jackson areas.

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation is the state's oldest and largest statewide sportsmen's conservation organization. It was founded in 1937 and has over 5,000 members. It works to protect and enhance habitat and promote ethical hunting and fishing.