CHEYENNE - The 2012 drawings for resident elk and resident and nonresident deer and antelope licenses are now in the books and hunters can check their results on the Game and Fish website or by calling (307) 777-4600. Hunters will be receiving their licenses, if successful, and their refund warrants, if unsuccessful, in the next few weeks.
As is usually the case, a number of areas have licenses remaining. Full-price leftover licenses will be available via home computer, automated license agents, or at Game and Fish regional offices beginning at 8 a.m. on July 10. Reduced-price licenses for cow/calf elk and doe/fawn antelope and deer will be available a week later on July 17. Some of the areas have reasonable public access either through public federal and state lands or the Game and Fish hunter management and walk-in area programs. There are also many licenses remaining in hunt areas that are predominantly private lands where public access is difficult. Hunters are advised to obtain permission from landowners before applying for licenses in private land areas.
A listing of the areas with licenses remaining for each species is found on the Game and Fish website.
Several years ago the Game and Fish changed their method of issuing leftover license from a supplemental drawing to the current system of providing the licenses online, through license agents, or at Game and Fish offices. This has resulted in a more timely, efficient, and equitable distribution of licenses. It has also allowed hunters immediate knowledge of obtaining a license instead of waiting a few weeks for results through the supplemental draw.
Hunters who have questions on applying for supplement licenses or public access in the different hunt areas can contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)