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.
Big game application information is now on the Game and Fish website http://gf.state.wy.us  and the majority of hunters are now applying online. Hunters who want a printed application booklet can contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600 or request an application from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82006.
Resident application booklets will be available at Game and Fish offices and license agents by the last week of December.
A number of application periods begin on Jan. 1. The nonresident application period for elk is the month of January, and Jan. 1-Mar. 15 is when nonresidents must apply for deer and antelope. Applications for the drawings for both resident and nonresident moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses are accepted during the months of January and February.
Game and Fish license section manager Jean Cole said online applications have been steadily increasing. "Hunters are applying online because they find it a more convenient way to apply and applying online helps ensure accuracy of the application," Cole said. "From the Game and Fish Department standpoint, it is the most efficient and cost effective way for us to process applications. It also speeds up the drawings since more of the applications are processed online."
Hunters with questions on hunting in Wyoming or the application process can contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600.