CHEYENNE - The drawings for the Springer and Glendo special pheasant hunts have been conducted and some openings are available for each hunt.
Openings are available for the Springer youth hunt on Oct. 20 (72) and Oct.28 (78). The permits will be issued first-come, first-served to qualifying youth at the Springer Check Station located south of Yoder. Game and Fish regulation defines youth as any person who has not turned 18 by Oct. 1, 2012. Adults are encouraged to accompany all youth hunters and are required to be with kids under 14.
Openings for hunters of all ages are available Oct. 18 (32), 19 (23), 22 (9), 23 (55), 24 (60), 25 (77), 28 (5), 30 (56), 31 (72), Nov. 1 (29). The permits are issued first-come, first-served at the Springer Check Station. On the other days of the hunt, “stand by” hunters of all ages are permitted on the area as other hunters check out. No more than 120 hunters are allowed on the area at a time.
The following permits are available for the Glendo Special Pheasant hunt for all ages of hunters: Nov. 5 (15), Nov. 12 (11), Nov. 16 (1), Nov. 19 (32), Nov. 24 (5), Nov. 26 (39), Nov. 30 (9), Dec. 2 (10), and Dec. 3 (51). Since there is no check station for the Glendo hunt, the remaining permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Oct. 16 only through the Game and Fish office in Cheyenne. Applications are available at license agents, Game and Fish offices, and on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov.
As with Springer, Glendo also has special youth hunt days which are Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25. No Glendo permit is required for youth to hunt on youth only hunt days.
More information on the Springer and Glendo hunts can be found in the current upland bird regulations. Hunters are reminded that 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)