NEWS

Owl Creek drainage of Bighorn Sheep Hunt Area 5 opening August 1

Emergency rule granted to mitigate potential disease spread

7/28/2020 9:16:11 PM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will open the bighorn sheep hunting season beginning August 1 through August 31 in the Owl Creek drainage portion of Bighorn Sheep Hunt Area 5. The new early opening date for the select area is to provide hunters an opportunity to harvest any bighorn sheep to minimize commingling with domestic sheep. Domestic sheep pose a disease risk to bighorn sheep.

Governor Mark Gordon granted Game and Fish authority for the new season dates through an emergency rule that amended Chapter 9 - Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Hunting Seasons. The emergency rule for extending hunt season dates was necessary to address the time period when domestic sheep are present in the Owl Creek drainage.
 
Each licensed Bighorn Sheep Hunt Area 5 hunter will receive a letter from Game and Fish with additional information. Hunters with questions about the August 1 opener, the Owl Creek drainage limitation or access should contact the Cody Regional Office at (307) 527-7125.

 

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -

  • hunting
  • regulations
  • information

Notice: Wyoming watercraft registration closing for fall

Watercraft registrations will resume again Dec. 1, 2020

Continue reading...




Game and Fish offers free conservation education resources for teachers

Use in lessons or as self-guided learning opportunities for students

Continue reading...




CWD found in new deer and elk hunt areas in northeast Wyoming

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

Continue reading...




Avoid these 10 common wildlife violations

Brushing up on the rules annually can help hunters avoid common field violations

Continue reading...










Elk hunters are important for brucellosis monitoring

Hunters can win prizes for returning samples

Continue reading...






Hunters: Submit CWD samples

Hunters are a very important component in helping Game and Fish understand the disease and achieve CWD monitoring goals

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