Medicine Bow River Hunter Management Area

Permissions Slips and Application Dates

Antelope permission slips are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis for the taking of antelope August 15th through October 31st. Then switching to unlimited October 5th through October 31st.  Applications for permission slips are accepted starting July 13 at 8:00 AM (Mountain Time). Please see ranch rules for more information.
Species/License Types Permission Slips Permission Slip Applications Open: Hunt Dates
Antelope Area 46 250 (FCFS) July 13, 2023 - 8:00 AM (MST) August 15 - October 31
Antelope Area 46 Unlimited July 13, 2023 - 8:00 AM (MST) October 5  - October 31



Medicine Bow River HMA is open August 15th - October 31st for the taking of Antelope during the specific species season as published in the 2023 Game and Fish Commission Regulations. 

You may apply for either a Medicine Bow River or a Simpson Ridge HMA permission slip, not both - regardless of the number of licenses held!

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 - 46 X - 46 - - - - - - - -

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 Medicine-Bow-River Hunter Management Area (HMA) is located just south of the town of Medicine Bow, and is comprised of private and/or leased lands of the Herman and Medicine Bow River Ranches.

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.