Wyoming appreciates the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Because of their service to our country, we are all free to choose to hunt and fish in some of the most impressive landscapes on Earth. On this page you will find additional resources and programs for veterans who want to do the same. Whether you're a lifelong Wyoming resident or a first-time visitor, thank you for your service. We hope you enjoy your Wyoming outdoors experience. And please contact us any time with questions.
Complimentary resident general elk, resident general deer, resident game bird/small game and resident daily fishing licenses shall be issued to any Wyoming resident serving on active duty in the United States military deployed to a combat zone who is home on military leave during the applicable hunting or fishing season and returning to duty in a combat zone. Applicants for licenses shall meet the statutory requirements established in W.S. 23-2-101(a) and shall provide to the Department a valid, current military identification card, military leave orders, a current Leave and Earnings Statement indicating the applicant is receiving hostile fire compensation and proof of residency at the time of application. Licenses shall be issued at no fee to the applicant and shall only be issued at the Cheyenne headquarters office or Department regional offices.
Wyoming Statue 23-1-705 (k) authorizes the holder of any valid big game license to surrender said license to the department for reissuance to a veteran with disabilities, as established by commission rule and regulation, selected and sponsored by a nonprofit charitable organization providing hunting opportunities for disabled veterans.
As a condition to surrender the license for reissuance to a disabled veteran, the license holder agrees to the following:
• The unused, unaltered license with all coupons intact, shall be surrendered to the Department's License Section prior to the earliest opening date for said license. The license holder shall attest that they have not used the license during any special archery season.
• The unused license shall be submitted along with the Application to Donate Big Game License.
• Any person surrendering a valid big game license to be reissued to a disabled veteran, shall not be eligible to receive a duplicate license for the same species, hunt area and type as the surrendered license.
• A surrendered license shall count against the maximum number of licenses a person may otherwise apply for and receive as a condition of Commission regulation.
• Any person surrendering a valid big game license for reissuance to a disabled veteran, for which preference points have been accumulated, shall not have preference points restored for species of license surrendered.
• Any license donated and reissued shall not be sold, traded, auctioned or offered for any monetary value and shall not be issued to, or used by, any person other than a disabled veteran selected and sponsored by a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing hunting opportunities as defined in Commission regulation.
2013 Application to Donate Big Game License
Listed below are all the existing Applications pertaining to Veteran Resident Hunters with a Disability. There is an information form for each application detailing the specifics of the application. Please read this information prior to downloading the form.
100% Disabled Hunter Application for Bird, Fish and Small Game
50% Disabled Veteran Application for Fishing License