Wyatt Knepp is a Wildlife Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Southcentral Region. His primary responsibility is sampling for Chronic Wasting Disease in white-tailed deer, targeting southern counties adjacent to our neighboring states where the disease is present. Wyatt also conducts a variety of other wildlife management activities including turkey and bear trapping, waterfowl banding and habitat improvement work.
Wyatt previously worked for the Game Commission’s Game Bird Section as a Wildlife Biologist Aide. He worked in the Hegins-Gratz Valley Wild Pheasant Recovery Area, where his responsibility was to collect data on wild pheasants that were trapped and transferred from western states. He performed radio telemetry on wild pheasant hens to determine survival, movements and nesting success along with coordinating various surveys in the area. Wyatt also helped in other Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas with trapping, tagging and monitoring.
Wyatt graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Science. During his college years, Wyatt also worked for the Game Bird Section as a Biologist Aide. He conducted trapping and banding of various waterfowl species and mourning doves.
Born and raised in Snyder County, Wyatt developed an interest for the outdoors and wildlife at a very young age. Being an avid archery and turkey hunter, Wyatt spends a lot of time in Penn’s Woods pursuing his passion for the outdoors. He currently lives in Fulton County.