Wyoming Game and Fish Prepares for 2011/2012 Seasons
The Cody Enterprise is running a two part series of articles about planned changes for the 2011/2012 hunting seasons. While most seasons will remain unchanged, elk season may see some significant changes and potential increased hunting opportunities.
Elsewhere, G&F is recommending an increase in cow tags in some hunt areas, with hopes of culling nonmigratory elk numbers, G&F biologist Doug McWhirter said. For example, there might be more cow tags issued for hunt areas 41,42,45 and 46, he said, adding that access to public land is good in those areas. Some season extensions also are being recommended, such as a cow season lasting until late December in hunt area 63, in the Gooseberry region. That extension might help reduce damage being done by elk congregating on private land, McWhirter said.