Wyoming Hunting News

Fall Turkey Drawing Held
The drawing for fall turkey licenses was held Aug. 23 and licenses are still available in four limited quota areas. The remaining licenses are currently available as processed to both residents and nonresidents through the Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office.
Address Hunting Details Now
Between buying the license and going afield, there are many details to address which can make or break a hunt. Now is the time to see to those all-important details.
Leftover Doe and Cow Licenses
Leftover reduced price doe/fawn antelope and deer and cow/calf elk licenses go on sale Aug. 15 at license agents in the respective hunt areas across the Equality State.
DNA Test Aids in Conviction of Rock Springs Poacher
Thanks to persistence, old-fashioned investigative work, conscientious witnesses and high-tech DNA testing, a Rock Springs man has faced the consequences for poaching a buck mule deer and conducting an elaborate ruse on where it was killed.
G&F Address Wolves, Bears, and Other Issues
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission addressed many topics at their July 12-13 meeting in Rawlins including a petition to delist wolves, the grizzly bear occupancy plan, the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy and establishing a preference point system for nonresident elk, deer and antelope hunters.
Second Deer, Elk, and Antelope Drawing Deadline
Hunters are alerted applications for leftover deer, elk and antelope licenses must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. July 20.
Bighorn Sheep Lead Results in Recently Compiled Survey
Wyoming bighorn sheep hunting success continued to rise in 2004, and harvest success for deer and antelope also registered modest increases, reports the Game and Fish Department based on statistics recently compiled from hunter surveys.
Comments Sought on Nonresident Preference Points Proposals
All interested parties are reminded written comments on the proposed preference point system for nonresident elk, deer and antelope licenses and increasing the price of nonresident moose and bighorn sheep preference points are due by 5 p.m. June 17.
Heavy Snow Reduces Annual Deer Mortality Survey Efforts
Heavy snowfall, poor visibility, and bad roads reduced the number of volunteers participating in the Game and Fish Department’s 12th annual deer mortality surveys May 7-8 in southwest Wyoming.
Governor's Big Game License Sales Top $1 Million
Proceeds from the sale of Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s big game licenses recently topped $1 million, the bulk of which has been put to work for Wyoming’s wildlife resources. Proceeds from the sales go toward Wyoming wildlife and habitat projects through an efficient and controlled process, one that is accountable to both hunting and conservation communities.