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Wyoming deer application question.

I went on a guided mule deer/ antelope hunt last year with some friends around newcastle. It was a great experience. Wanted to try it this year diy around north central Wyo. My question is can anyone explain the general tag vs the limited quota tag. More specifically if you get a general tag are you able to hunt in all areas of that region even if some of the areas are limited quota? Any other useful information for a first time do it yourselfer is greatly appreciated.

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4corn - I have hunted WY

4corn - I have hunted WY twice and I am far from an expert. But I just looked at the application pages again, and the only thing I can figure is that in those areas where there are General licenses (put your cursor on the map to see), they probably sell as many as they have applications. In the Limited Quota areas, there is a drawing because they limit the amount they will sell. In other words, if you don't want to take a chance of not getting a license, apply for a General area. However, the results from the drawings comes out June 30, so if you did apply for a limited quota area and failed to get a tag, you would still be able to get one in a general area. That's my guess, and I'm sticking to it!

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Wyoming

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4corn - I have hunted WY twice and I am far from an expert. But I just looked at the application pages again, and the only thing I can figure is that in those areas where there are General licenses (put your cursor on the map to see), they probably sell as many as they have applications. In the Limited Quota areas, there is a drawing because they limit the amount they will sell. In other words, if you don't want to take a chance of not getting a license, apply for a General area. However, the results from the drawings comes out June 30, so if you did apply for a limited quota area and failed to get a tag, you would still be able to get one in a general area. That's my guess, and I'm sticking to it!

***That is completely incorrect. All of the tags in Wyoming are by draw and that includes the Region tags that cover a number of units within each Region. The Region tags have a set number that are sold to NRs, as well as all of the LQ tags for individual units. A person who puts in for a LQ tag and draws it can only hunt that unit, while those who draw a Region tag can hunt all the units in that Region with the exception of the LQ units. Any tags that are left after the draw that is done in late June go on sale in July as leftovers on a first come first served basis and are generally tags in units that have little public land or where it is landlocked and not huntable without gaining permission from an adjacent landowner. I wish I had seen this thread earlier, as the application period just ended for nonresidents on Monday. If the OP reads this thread and has put in for a tag, he can change his mind and either modify or withdraw his application until June 3. If you have any other questions on Wyoming, give me a shout, as I've hunted out there for 20 years and can answer most of your questions.

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