Wyoming Hunting News

Wyoming HMA Permission Slips Available July 14th
Hunters who have obtained a license in one of the hunt areas where there is also access through the Game and Fish Hunter Management Area (HMA) program can start obtaining permission slips for most of these areas beginning July 14.
Wyoming Poacher Loses Hunting Privileges
Poaching of a trophy mule deer has resulted in nearly $8,000 in fines and restitution and suspension of hunting and fishing privileges for eight years for Rocky Donaldson Jr. of Story.
Low Elk Calf Count in Wyoming's Sunlight-Crandall Area
Low elk calf recruitment (the number of calves brought into the population each year) in the Sunlight-Crandall area has the Wyoming Game and Fish Department concerned, so much so that a citizens working group was convened to assist the department in generating future hunting season recommendations.
Omnibus Public Land Management Act Sent to President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, sending the most significant collection of conservation measures to come before Congress in a quarter of a century to President Obama for his signature.
Wyoming Man Fined for Moose Poaching
A tip from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest and subsequent conviction of a Laramie Wyoming man who illegally killed a moose a short distance from Laramie.
Wyoming Nonresident Elk Drawing Completed
One of the most anticipated drawings of the year for nonresident hunters was conducted last week with 7,254 hunters receiving full price elk licenses. Another 1,089 reduced price cow/calf elk licenses were also issued.
RMEF Sends Letter to Pres. Obama Regarding Gray Wolves
President Obama this week will receive a letter initiated by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and 32 partner conservation organizations urging removal of federal protections for specific populations of gray wolves.
Wyoming Big Game Deadlines Approaching
Moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunters probably need no reminder, but the application deadline to apply for licenses is less than a month away.
Wyoming GFD Seeking Help in Poachings
Four pronghorn antelope and two deer were poached in separate incidents and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking the public for information to solve both cases.
Wyoming Hunter Mentor Program
When six-year-old Connor Etzelmiller of Rawlins took aim at a turkey this past November, it was one of the most exciting moments of his young life.