Wyoming Hunting News

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Offering Game Warden Exam Across Wyoming in February and March

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering its game warden exam at nine locations across Wyoming and also in California, Colorado, and Montana Feb. 22 - March 31.

To qualify for the exam, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree in a wildlife-related field or be on track to earn the degree by July 15. Interested individuals must submit the Request to Take 2012 Game Warden Exam and a copy of college transcripts prior to the registration deadline, which is generally four days prior to the test deadline.

Becoming An Outdoors Woman Camp Application Deadline is April 15 in Wyoming

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds Wyoming women that the application deadline for the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman camp is April 15.

Wyoming Year-End Hunting and Fishing License Information

Hunting and fishing continues into the new year - as long as you have a new license.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds anglers, hunters - waterfowl, partridge, small game, and mountain lion - and trappers to pick up their new licenses and conservation stamps prior to venturing afield in 2012. These 2012 licenses are now available through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website or at the 200 Internet Point of Sale (IPOS) or computer linked license agents across Wyoming.

Wyoming End of Year License Purchase Dates

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced this week that 2012 hunting and fishing licenses and conservation stamps can now be purchased online and at automated license agents. The last day to purchase 2011 hunting and fishing licenses and conservation stamps online was Nov. 30.

Persons can still purchase 2011 licenses and stamps through automated license agents including Game and Fish offices. Manually issued paper licenses for 2012 can be purchased beginning Dec. 19.

White-tailed Deer Harvested Near Cody, Wyoming Tests Positive for CWD

A white-tailed deer harvested on Oct. 15 in deer hunt area 165 in the Bighorn Basin has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a brain disease known to affect some deer, elk, and moose. The deer was harvested near the Greybull River.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose and with the discovery of the deer in this hunt area, 15of the 39 deer areas in the Big Horn Basin are known CWD areas.

Extra Elk Licenses, More Liberal Regulations Now in Effect for Elk Areas 6 and 108 Wyoming

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has enacted an emergency elk regulation in an effort to get increased harvest in elk areas 6 between Cheyenne and Laramie and 108 south of Rawlins.

Bowhunters of Wyoming Continue Their Support of Wildlife Conservation in Wyoming

From an overzealous hunter being cited for shooting from the road at an elk decoy, to a father and daughter having a memorable pronghorn hunt on a walk-in area in Weston County, to young hunters from across the state competing in the Youth Hunter Education Challenge last May, Bowhunters of Wyoming is giving back. 

Wyoming: Interstate Game Tags Required When Antlers are Attached to Skull Plates

Every year WGFD offices receive calls concerning collecting antlers. Troy Tobiasson, Sheridan Game Warden reminds hunters, "When someone finds a skull with antlers or horns attached they must contact a Wyoming Game and Fish Department law enforcement officer as soon as possible and arrangements must be made to game tag the antlers or horns."

Wyoming GFD Responds to Declining Deer Populations in Black Hills

In response to declining numbers of mule and white-tailed deer in the Black Hills, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters there are fewer licenses available for the 2011 hunting season and the hunting season closes earlier this year.

Grizzly Bears Continue to Stay Active in Wyoming- Hunters Need to Stay Alert

Mid-November usually marks the official denning period for grizzly bears, but until then, they will remain very active in their search for food-creating challenging conditions for hunters.

On Oct. 3, 2011, two hunters in two separate areas encountered grizzly bears; both suffered minor injuries as a result. In each case, the hunters surprised a bear, which then became aggressive.