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.
Many areas are hunted with general, over-the-counter licenses, but some areas have a limited license quota. These licenses are issued by drawing. A separate license is required to hunt turkeys during the spring and fall seasons. Hunters can obtain general licenses either through the draw or at license selling agents throughout the season.
Turkey hunt area 1, the Black Hills, is Wyoming's best public land hunt area. Situated close to turkey range in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, some hunters will come to the Black Hills for a multi-state spring Merriam's hunt. Public land hunting is also available on scattered portions of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Casper and Wheatland.
The majority of Wyoming turkeys are the Merriam's subspecies, but Rio Grande turkeys have established in several cottonwood bottom lands as a result of transplants from Oklahoma. In some parts of the state, Merriam's and Rio Grande turkeys have hybridized. Easterns are not known to exist in Wyoming.