All applications, must arrive in the Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. mountain standard time (MST) on the deadline date. If the deadline is on a weekend or state holiday,applications received by 5 p.m. MST on the next business day will be accepted. Fees must be paid in full when the application is submitted. Unsuccessful applicants will be refunded their license fees minus the application fee.
Obtaining a bighorn sheep license is akin to winning the lottery. New applicants with no preference points will at least have a mathematical chance to draw a license if they apply in areas with larger license quotas since 25 percent of the quota in those areas is issued through the random draw. Drawing odds in the random draw are typically less than 1 percent.
Hunting bighorn sheep is different from most other big game hunting since most bighorn sheep occupy remote areas within designated wilderness areas. Hunting bighorn sheep is logistically more difficult and physically demanding and typically involves packing gear long distances into rugged country, often at very high elevations.
The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is one of those animals that is on many hunter's wish list.To hunt one, you must be lucky in the drawing and also in good physical condition. In Wyoming, bighorn sheep inhabit several mountain ranges, but the largest herds are found in the Shoshone National Forest areas near Cody, Meeteetse and Dubois.