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Governor's Wild Bison License Raffle

Open: May 14, 2020
Close: July 10, 2020
Announcement date: July 22nd, Facebook LIVE

For the second year, Governor Gordon is donating a wild bison license to support Wyoming wildlife conservation. The license will be raffled and open only to Wyoming residents. The raffle winner will receive a 2020 wild bison license. Tickets are $10, and there is a limit of one ticket per person. 

Proceeds from the raffle sales will go to the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition and will help support efforts sustaining Wyoming’s wildlife.


Rules: 
Please read the parameters before purchasing a raffle ticket: 
  1. You must be a Wyoming resident to buy a ticket and win
  2. You must be eligible to hunt big game in Wyoming 
  3. Eligible hunters must be at least 12 years of age by the beginning of hunting season and must meet hunter education requirements
  4. Limit of one ticket per person
  5. The wild bison license is non-transferable
  6. You must be aware of the bison hunting regulations and areas

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Information on Governor Complimentary Licenses
The following information contains excerpts from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Chapter 44 licensing regulation, a link to the wild bison hunting regulation (hunting season dates, limitations, and license quotas), and information pertaining to the administration of the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition regarding the distribution of bison license sale proceeds.
 

Chapter 44 (Section 11) – Governor Complimentary Licenses
Wyoming statutes provide for the issuance of complimentary licenses to be issued at the request of the Governor. Big game licenses authorized under this section shall be valid for the species for which the license has been issued.
 
(a) These licenses shall be valid in any hunt area in accordance with Commission regulations, except for the following:
 
(iii)   Complimentary wild bison licenses shall not be valid in any wild bison hunt area which has a total quota of ten (10) or less any wild bison licenses.
 
(iv)   Governor’s Complimentary licenses shall not be valid within Grand Teton National Park.
 
(b) Holders of Governor Complimentary licenses shall be exempt from the provisions in this Chapter limiting the number of big game or wild bison licenses an individual can possess in any one (1) calendar year or during an individual’s lifetime.  An individual is eligible to receive a Governor Complimentary moose license, Governor Complimentary full price bighorn sheep license, and a Governor Complimentary wild bison license annually. Recipients shall be exempt from the five (5) year waiting period and preference points shall not be lost if an individual receives a Governor Complimentary moose or full price bighorn sheep license. Nonresident preference points shall not be lost if an individual receives a Governor Complimentary antelope, deer or elk license.

The full regulation can be found at: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Emergency-Rule_CH-44.pdf.
 

 
Chapter 15 Wild Bison Recreational Hunting Season
The regulation governing wild bison hunting season dates, limitations, and license quotas can be found
at: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regulations/Regulation-PDFs/REGULATIONS_CH15.pdf.
 

Proceeds from the sale of the Governor’s Wild Bison License
Proceeds from the sale of Governor’s licenses go to the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition (WGBGLC) to fund a broad diversity of conservation projects ranging from wildlife habitat improvements, wildlife research and monitoring, and conservation easements. The WGBGLC consists of representatives from various wildlife conservation organizations and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
 
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