NEWS

Applications for permission slips open for Hunter Management Areas

If you’re one of the many hunters forming plans to head to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Management Area (HMA) this fall, it's time to apply for permission slips.

7/9/2018 11:51:55 AM

Cheyenne - If you’re one of the many hunters forming plans to head to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Management Area (HMA) this fall, it's time to apply for permission slips. Applications for HMAs open July 9. As many hunters know, a successful hunting season begins long before heading afield. Securing permission for access is one of the most important planning steps.

HMAs are typically private ranches where the Game and Fish has agreed to manage hunting access. These properties may include portions of various ranches as well as intermixed leased and state lands within the boundary.

“We are fortunate and appreciate the access provided by landowners throughout Wyoming,” said Jason Sherwood, Game and Fish access coordinator for the Laramie region.

All hunters who wish to hunt HMAs must obtain printed permission slips. Each HMA has different rules, so hunters need to take time and carefully review the individual HMA Ranch Rules for information on the species that can be hunted, hunt areas within the HMA, number of permission slips available, when and how permission slips are allocated, as well as any other conditions of access.

To apply:

  1. Learn about the HMAs. Information on all HMAs can be found on the statewide interactive map, viewable on the Game and Fish website, or hunters can choose to search the HMA website by species or area name.
  2. Gather HMA application information. You will need:
  3. A 2018 hunting license for the hunt area in which the HMA is located.
  4. Vehicle information including make, model, year, color, license plate and state.
  5. Apply for permission. Once you have collected your information, decided on an HMA and read the Ranch Rules, then you can apply. To apply, enter the required information exactly as it appears on your current license(s). The database will confirm your valid license(s) and allow you to apply for the corresponding HMAs. Typically hunters may only apply for one limited permission slip HMA per hunt area.

Permission slip applications can be submitted as a party, either the same party as the licenses were applied in, or in a newly created group of up to six hunters. All party members should log in before the application period closes to ensure their application is in and correct, When applying, only one person will need to start the application if the same license party group is used. Each individual will need to print their own permission slip before going into the field. If you are applying for a permission slip for a friend or relative, you must have a copy of their hunting license and their vehicle information.

To help with planning, Game and Fish has interactive features for planning and applying for HMAs. With easy-to-use maps paired with personalization options, hunters can find the right location for their hunt.

“This is a great time to start planning and thinking about the coming hunting season,” said Sherwood.  Start planning and apply at the Game and Fish Hunter Management website.

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -


CWD found in a second new deer hunt area near Kaycee

Game and Fish continues to notify hunters of new areas where CWD is found

Continue reading...




Wyoming develops creative partnership to advance wetlands conservation

In an effort to conserve wetlands, three wildlife organizations came together to solve challenges. 

Continue reading...




Waterfowl hunters help with conservation and habitat when purchasing licenses and stamps

If you are packing for an upcoming waterfowl hunting trip, be sure you have all your licenses and stamps before heading out.

Continue reading...




New statewide sage grouse and sagebrush biologist named at Game and Fish

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently selected a new statewide sage grouse and sagebrush biologist.

Continue reading...






Game and Fish Commission to meet in Casper

The public is invited to attend meeting and open house

 

Continue reading...




CWD found in new deer hunt area south of Kaycee

Game and Fish continues to notify hunters of new areas where CWD is found

Continue reading...




Last day to apply for preference points is Oct. 31

Hunters have until October 31, 2018 to purchase preference points for the 2019 hunt season.

Continue reading...




Rulebook available for Conservation Stamp Art Contest

Contest features the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

Continue reading...




New Zealand Mudsnails discovered in new locations

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently confirmed new findings of New Zealand mudsnails in both the North Platte River near Casper and the Salt River south of Alpine.

Continue reading...




Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date on all Wyoming Game and Fish news either by email or text message. Click the link below to get started.

Sign Up Today

SHOP WYOMING GAME & FISH STORE   SHOP NOW!

Conserving Wildlife - Serving People