Permissions Slips and Application Dates

Antlerless Elk permission slips are issued on a rolling first-come, first-serve basis for the taking of antlerless elk for various time periods November 1 - 18.  Applications for permission slips are accepted starting 10 days prior to the start of each hunt period.  Please see ranch rules for more information.
Week Application Dates Permission Slips Hunt Dates
1 October 22 - November 4, 8:00 AM (MST) 20 November 1 - 4
2 October 27 - November 11, 8:00 AM (MST) 20 November 6 - 11
3 November 3 - November 18, 8:00 AM (MST) 20 November 13 - 18


Antlerless Elk

Bell Otte HMA is open November 1 - 18 for the take of antlerless elk only during the specific species season as published in the 2023 Game and Fish Commission Regulations. 

Truck parking is only allowed at the designated parking area just west of Fetterman Road.  ORV are to be used on the special condition roads, no larger vehicles allowed on ORV roads

For more information see below.

Please see ranch rules for more information. 

Laramie Regional Office
1212 S. Adams St.
Laramie WY 82070

(307) 745-4046

Big and Trophy Game Allowed on this HMA:

Antelope Doe/Fawn Antelope Deer Doe/Fawn Deer Elk Cow/Calf Elk Moose Bighorn Sheep Mountain Lion Black Bear
- - - - - X - 7 - - - -

Small Game, Upland and Game Birds Allowed on this HMA:

Waterfowl Pheasant Sharp-Tailed Grouse Sage-Grouse Blue Grouse Sandhill Crane Dove Partridge Turkey Rabbit
- - - - - - - - - -
"X" denotes specific species you may hunt on each specific HMA. Hunt Area's Denoted in RED after "X".

General HMA Information

The Bell Otte Ranch HMA straddles the Fetterman Road in Hunt Area 7 approximately 36 miles north of Rock River.

Each hunter must possess an appropriate permission slip and vehicle pass for the time period and type(s) of animal they are hunting before entering the HMA.


Each Hunter Management Area has a unique set of ranch rules. It is the hunter’s responsibility to know, understand, and comply with the ranch rules in order to utilize the HMA. Failure to comply is a violation of Game and Fish Commission Regulations and may result in fines, the termination of access privileges, and/or other legal penalties. Hunters should abide by the ranch rules and respect the landowner and the land for continued access opportunities. Remember, we are guests on their property!


The Wyoming Game & Fish Department commends these participating ranches for their contributions to wildlife management and hunter access.