CHEYENNE - Bird hunters are reminded that the application deadline for the Springer and Glendo Special pheasant hunts is 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. Applications must be made online through the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov.
The Springer hunt begins Oct. 16 and will run through Oct. 31. Two of the hunt days, Oct. 18 and 26 are reserved for youth under 18. Pheasants are stocked each day for the special 16-day season. Even though a hunter may not draw a permit on a particular day, openings may be available and hunters can also access the unit by signing up on the walk on list posted at the check station. All hunters must check in and out at the Springer Check Station during the dates of the Springer special pheasant hunt.
Springer hunters should be aware that the Game and Fish is phasing out traditional paper license books and stamps. Hunters are advised to have appropriate licenses and stamps in advance of coming to the check station.
Season for the Glendo hunt is Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Glendo permits are required to hunt each Friday, Saturday, and Monday in November. Permits are not required to hunt pheasants on other days during the open season. Youth only hunts are held on all Sundays in November. There is no check station at the Glendo hunt, but hunters must have the proper permit in their possession during permitted days. Pheasants are periodically stocked at Glendo during the hunting season.
Additional information on the Springer and Glendo hunts can be found on pp. 15-17 in the Upland Game Bird Regulations or online at wgfd.wyo.gov or hunters can call the Game and Fish at 307-777-4600 for more information.
Hunters are reminded that in addition to appropriate licensing, the $12.50 pheasant special management permit is required for all ages for the Springer and Glendo hunts. A state park permit is also required for the Glendo hunt locations other than the County Line area.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)