Wyoming Hunting Season Meetings in April

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Increases in some antelope quotas, shortening some western Wyoming deer seasons and lengthening chukar and Hungarian partridge seasons to run Oct. 1 -- Jan. 31 highlight the final hunting season and regulation meetings being held across Wyoming the first week of April.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is also proposing to lengthen the sage grouse season to run Sept. 20 – Oct. 10 and open the Hat Six area southeast of Casper. Turkey area 2, Laramie Peak west of Wheatland, would be a general license area for the fall season.

Statewide, 6,500 more antelope licenses are being proposed, including 4,500 doe/fawn licenses. Nonresident deer regions C, F, G and H would be reduced slightly and B and D increased slightly. Most areas in regions G and H in western Wyoming would be shortened. Overall, elk seasons would remain liberal with increases in many areas outside of northwest Wyoming, including a jump of 100 any elk licenses and 600 antlerless and reduced price cow/calf licenses in area 7 south of Douglas. An increase of four licenses is being proposed for bighorn sheep area 1 northwest of Cody.

Early migratory game bird seasons will be discussed and the Game and Fish will take comments on late migratory seasons and regulations for future consideration.

These final regional meetings start at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • April 2 Cheyenne Wyoming Dept. of Transportation Auditorium
  • April 2 Worland Washakie County Fairgrounds
  • April 3 Casper Casper G&F Office
  • April 3 Green River Green River G&F Office
  • April 3 Jackson Teton County Extension Building
  • April 3 Lander Fremont County Library
  • April 3 Sheridan Sheridan College, C-Tel Auditorium

If unable to attend a meeting, written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. April 9 by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Copies of the proposed regulations can be viewed at Game and Fish offices.

All comments will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to the public hearing at their April 24-25 meeting at the Casper Game and Fish Office.

The Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest Game and Fish office.