Bison Hunting

Hunting / Hunting Guide / Bison Hunting

“Our management goal is 500 bison in the Jackson Herd and we’re finally there for the first time since the late ‘90s,” said Doug McWhirter, coordinator in Jackson.

Hunters have been doing their job, hunting hard and tallying a 98 percent harvest success rate. With reaching the Game and Fish Commission approved objective, cow licenses have been cut to just 50 this year. Bull tags have been upped to 70, but with overall fewer hunters, the Game and Fish expects those with the lucky license to have an even better experience this year in this unique hunt.

“The bison hunt works well with the National Elk Refuge allowing hunting access and the perseverance of hunters to find a bison,” McWhirter added. 

National Elk Refuge Bison Hunt
Permission Slip Options: Permission slips are issued on a limited draw basis for bison hunting for the period of
August 15th - January 1st.

Daily permission slips for January 2nd -31st will be administered through the Wyoming Game & Fish Department's Jackson Regional Office (307-733-2321). Please see the 2017 NER Bison Hunting Information and Regulations for complete details.

National Elk Refuge Hunt
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