NEWS

Black bear bait site renewal begins March 1

Black bear bait site renewals begin at 8 a.m. Friday, March 1

3/12/2019 1:45:22 PM

Cheyenne - If you want to keep your previous year’s registered black bear bait site for the 2019 season, the time to renew is approaching. Black bear bait site renewals begin at 8 a.m. Friday, March 1. Individuals who want to renew the same black bear bait site from the previous calendar year can renew as long as the bait site was baited and Game and Fish received GPS coordinates of the bait site prior to December 31, 2018.  

Sites for which coordinates were not received or were not baited in 2018 will not be eligible for renewal. Hunters can renew with the Game and Fish by telephone, mail, fax or online through the website.

Black bear hunters must have a 2019 black bear license to register a bait site. No bear bait may be placed on state, federal or Game and Fish lands without first registering the bait site with Game and Fish. See Section 6 of the Black Bear Hunting Seasons regulation for areas closed to baiting.  Each bear hunter is allowed two bait sites; however, hunters may only have one bait per section, as illustrated on U.S. Forest Service of Bureau of Land Management maps. Bear baits cannot be placed more than seven days prior to opening day and must be removed seven days after the last day of spring and fall hunting season.

Any bait sites not renewed by close of business March 20 will be made available for new registrations on Monday, April 1, 2019 beginning at 8 a m. Individuals must register new sites in person (or by representative) at any Game and Fish regional office. Bait sites cannot be registered at the Cheyenne Headquarters Office, and new sites cannot be registered online.

Black bear hunters with questions about hunting seasons can review the regulations or contact a regional office.

(Wyoming Game and Fish Department - 307-777-4600)

- WGFD -

  • information

Win prizes for AIS boat inspections

Win outdoor equipment and trips through the Wyoming AIS Boater Appreciation Raffle

Continue reading...




June 6 is Free Fishing Day

Get hooked on a new hobby this summer

Continue reading...






Fall hunting application deadline looms

Applications are due June 1 by midnight for many fall hunts.

Continue reading...




Newborn wildlife is for watching, not touching

Leave newborn wildlife alone and keep a distance

Continue reading...




Register your boat for summer

All motorized watercraft are required to have a current watercraft registration and AIS decal.

Continue reading...




Williams Foundation donation provides 31,000 acres of hunting and fishing public access

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $10,000 donation. 

Continue reading...






Several Wyoming hunting applications due June 1

 It’s the deadline to submit applications for many fall hunts for residents and nonresidents.

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