CHEYENNE - The 2013 drawings for resident elk and resident and nonresident deer and antelope licenses are now have been conducted. Hunters can visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website (wgfd.wyo.gov) or call (307) 777-4600 to check their results.
In the next several weeks, those unsuccessful in the drawings will receive refund warrants in the mail. Shortly thereafter, those who were successful in the drawings will receive license mailings.
As usual, a number of areas have licenses remaining. A total of 8,368 full-price antelope licenses are available along with 11,478 reduced price doe/fawn antelope licenses. For deer, 3,329 full-price licenses are available and more than 10,400 doe/fawn licenses. There are 3,329 full-price licenses available for elk and 12,341 cow/calf licenses.
Visit the Game and Fish website (wgfd.wyo.gov) for a list of areas with licenses remaining for each species. Hunters can purchase full-price leftover licenses online, at automated license agents, or at Game and Fish regional offices beginning at 8 a.m. July 10. Reduced-price licenses for cow/calf elk and doe/fawn antelope and deer will be available July 17.
Some of the areas with remaining licenses have reasonable public access on federal and state lands or Game and Fish hunter management or walk-in areas. There are also many licenses remaining in hunt areas comprised of predominantly private lands where public access is difficult. Hunters are advised to obtain permission from landowners before obtaining licenses in private-land areas.
Several years ago Game and Fish changed its method of issuing leftover licenses from a supplemental drawing to 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 also allows hunters to know immediately whether they’ve successfully obtained a license, rather than waiting for results through the supplemental draw.
Contact Game and Fish at 307-777-4600 with questions about applying for leftover licenses or public access in specific hunt areas.
(Contact: Al Langston, 307-777-4540)