Wyoming Hunting News

Wyoming Youth Hunter Challenge Deadline - April 29th

Young hunters are reminded that the deadline to sign up for the Wyoming State National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is a little over a month away. Actual deadline is April 29. The challenge will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Upton Gun Club.

It is sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Education Program, Upton Gun Club and Weston County Friends of the NRA.

Wyoming Existing Bear Bait Site Registration Now Open

Black bear hunters who want to use bait for the upcoming bear seasons are advised that the registration period for existing bear bait sites began March 1.

Those who had bait sites registered in 2010 can register the same sites between March 1 and March 21. The registration period is closed from March 22 - 31 this year. Hunters can renew existing bait sites by telephone, mail, fax, in person or through a representative. Bait sites are registered for the year and cannot be changed until the following year.

Wyoming Nonresident Deer/Antelope Applications Due March 15th

With the nonresident application deadline for deer and antelope licenses coming up on March 15, the Game and Fish reminds hunters that applications must be received at the Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

Wyoming Moose, Mtn. Goat and Bighorn Sheep Apps Due - Feb. 28th

Resident and nonresident hunters are reminded that the deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses is the end of February. To be entered in the drawing, applications must be received at Cheyenne Game and Fish Headquarters by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28.

20 Oregon Bighorn Sheep Transplanted to Wyoming

After an all night drive from the John Day River Area in northern Oregon, another 20 bighorn sheep have been relocated some 900 miles from their original home to Wyoming's Seminoe Mountains.

According to WGFD bighorn sheep coordinator Kevin Hurley, the new transplant will supplement 20 Oregon sheep released Dec. 2, 2009, in the Seminoes along with 12 bighorns from the Devil's Canyon area above Lovell released Jan. 3, 2010. Hurley said the sheep released last year are doing well and at least a dozen lambs were documented this spring from last winter's transplant.

Wyoming Resident Online Applications Now Open for Deer, Elk, and Antelope

Starting Jan. 1st - residents can now apply online for elk, deer and antelope licenses. This is a departure from previous years when resident applications for these species were only accepted during the month of May.

License section manager Jean Cole said the early application period is for online applications only. "Hunters who wish to submit paper applications for elk, deer and antelope must still wait until the May application period," Cole said. "But, online applications for elk, deer and antelope will be accepted from Jan. 1 through May 31."

Wyoming Extends Elk Season in Cody Region

Wyoming 2011 NonResident Application Booklets Available Now

More than 13,000 nonresident big game application booklets for the 2011 hunting seasons are being mailed out this week to hunters who applied through the mail for the 2010 hunting seasons.

Wyoming Accepting Applications for Wildlife Project Funding

The Wyoming Governor's Big Game License Coalition (WGBGLC) is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the auction/raffle of Gov.-elect Mead's 2011 complimentary big game hunting licenses. The WGBGLC is administered through the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming

Wyoming Pilots New program in Elk Hunt Area 7

A new pilot program underway in elk hunt area 7 near Douglas will provide more opportunities for hunters to harvest an antlerless elk while reducing damage these animals cause to private lands.