PUBLIC ACCESS

HUNTER MANAGEMENT AREAS

Hunter Management Areas (HMA) are parcels of land where the Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages access for hunters. All hunters who wish to hunt these access areas must obtain a printed permission slip. Please see the individual HMA Ranch Rules for additional information on the specific species, Hunt Area(s), and number of permission slips available.

2019-'20 PERMISSION SLIPS WILL BE ISSUED ONLINE STARTING: JULY 8, 2019 at 8:00 am

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN HMA

STEP 1
SELECT HMA

View all HMAs on the statewide map, search by species or property. If you know where you want to hunt, you can select the HMA name from a list below.

View HMAs

STEP 2
GATHER INFO

You'll also need your vehicle information:
  • Make of vehicle
  • Year and Color
  • Model
  • License Plate Number and State
If you are applying as a party, each party member will need to complete this process before going into the field! If you are picking up a permission slip for a friend or relative, you must have a copy of their hunting license and their vehicle information!

STEP 3
APPLY FOR PERMISSION

Once you have collected your information, decided on an HMA and read the Ranch Rules, click on the "Apply For Permission Slips" button. Enter the required information exactly as it appears on your current licenses. The database will confirm your valid licenses and allow you to apply for the corresponding HMAs.

Apply for Permission Slips

ADDITIONAL HMA INFORMATION

Application periods, drawing & results dates

1st drawing (see individual HMA pages for dates)

Application Dates Tentative Drawing Tentative Results Available
July 8 - August 5 August 6 August 7

2nd drawing (see individual HMA pages for dates)

Application Dates Tentative Drawing Tentative Results Available
July 8 - August 19 August 20 August 21
Special application dates
  • Beer Mug HMA (Nov slips) - apply Oct 14 - 21
  • Beer Mug HMA (Dec slips) - apply Nov 11 - 18
  • Cherokee Park HMA - apply starting the Friday ten (10) days prior to the desired hunt period
  • Chimney Butte HMA - apply starting Nov 9
  • Deer Creek HMA - apply November 1 - 6
  • Duncan Ranch HMA (Spring turkey) - apply starting March 1
  • Elk Mountain HMA - apply starting the Friday ten (10) days prior to the desired hunt period
  • Knight Ridge West HMA - apply starting the Friday three (3) days prior to the desired hunt period
  • Menter Knob HMA - apply starting Nov 11
  • Mule Creek PAA - apply starting July 8 for "any elk" hunts; ten (10) days prior for antlerless elk
  • National Elk Refuge (Bison) - apply July 8 - 27 or August 1 - October 10
  • National Elk Refuge (Elk) - apply August 1 - September 21
Military & Other Properties

Broom Creek HMA and Soldier Creek HMA 
Permission slips are available through Game & Fish, however, all hunters must call in before accessing the property in order to confirm what portions of the HMA are open to hunting for that day. See respective ranch rules for phone numbers and details.

Ft. Phil Kearny
Permission slips are only available through the Fort Phil Kearny Visitor Center for the youth pheasant hunt (November 30 - December 1).

HMA License Tables (Big Game)
Overview of hunt areas, types and HMA location for all big game species.
HMA License Table Overview

 

VIEW HMA INFORMATION


To view specific HMA information, select the area from one of the drop down menu's, click the point on the map, or select the HMA name below.

Antelope Hunting


Deer Hunting


Elk Hunting


Trophy Game Hunting (Black Bear and Mountain Lion)


Small Game Hunting


Upland Bird Hunting (Pheasant, Sage-Grouse, Blue Grouse, Sharp-Tailed Grouse, Partridge, Doves)


Waterfowl Hunting (including Sandhill Crane)


Wild Turkey Hunting


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