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"Brad, can I hunt on a Wildlife Habitat Management Area?"

There are some incredible hunting and fishing opportunities on the Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMAs). There are 37 WHMAs across Wyoming and they are open to the public, and owned by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, which pays property taxes on them. The areas provide thousands of acres of access for hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. They’re also valuable because they offer great places for wildlife of all types to use. Many of them do have seasonal closures to avoid disturbing wintering wildlife. In my neck of the woods, at this time of year, the Yellowtail WHMA is a great spot for upland bird, waterfowl and, starting November 7, pheasant hunting. The fishing is still really good too. To learn more these areas, specific rules that apply on each area and learn about other public access opportunities visit this page.

Brad Sorensen
Habitat and Access Supervisor in the Cody and Sheridan regions

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