Applications For Wyoming Spring Turkey Hunting Also Due February 2
Applications for non-resident elk licenses for the 2015 hunting seasons are due February 2. The deadline is normally January 31, but it has been extended this year because the 31st is on a weekend, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
In addition to the February 2 non-resident elk deadline, Game and Fish is also accepting big game applications from both residents and non-residents for other species. Different species have different deadlines. March 2 is the deadline for resident and non-resident bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, and wild bison (extended from February 28 due to weekend).
The major change this year is moving the non-resident deer and antelope deadline from March 15 to June 1 (extended from May 31 because of weekend). June 1 this year is also the resident deadline for limited quota elk, deer and antelope licenses. Hunters who apply early and later change their mind on hunt areas or wish to withdraw after applying can go online and modify or withdraw their applications at any time during the application period.
Big game application booklets are now on the Game and Fish website. As was the case last year, Game and Fish is not printing application booklets. Application information on the website includes tentative hunting season opening dates, hunt area maps, various regulations, and instructions for applying for licenses.
Hunters with questions on the big game application process or needing help to apply can contact the Game and Fish at 307-777-4600.
Applications For Spring Turkey Hunting Also Due February 2
Turkey hunters interested in applying for a spring turkey license for one of the limited quota turkey areas are reminded that the application deadline this year is February 2.
Limited quota licenses are available in turkey hunt areas 2, 3 and 4 for the spring hunt. For general license areas, hunters may send in applications during January or may purchase a license from the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov or from any automated license agent beginning March 1 until the end of the season.
Complete information on the spring turkey hunt, including seasons and area descriptions are found on pp. 19-21 of the Upland Game/ Small Game/Wild Turkey Regulations pamphlet.
Turkey licenses are $16 resident and $72 nonresident. Hunters with questions can access the Game and Fish website or call 307-777-4600.
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