National Elk Refuge White tailed Deer Hunter Management Area

Permissions Slips and Application Dates

Whitetail Deer Unlimited  Permission Slips for National Elk Refuge: Hunt Area 148 Type 3, 8 Licenses. You may receive both of the following  hunt dates (A-B). 
Hunt PeriodHunt DescriptionApplication Dates Open:Permission SlipsHunt Dates
AArchery OnlyJuly 11, 2024 - 8:00 AM (MST)Unlimited
September 1 - 14, 2024 
BArchery/Firearms July 11, 2024 - 8:00 AM (MST)UnlimitedSept 15 - Nov 27, 2024








The National Elk Refuge (NER) is open September 1 - November 27  for the take of whitetail deer during the specific season as published in the 2024 Wyoming Game & Fish Commission Regulations.

Under the Ranch Rules link, please click on the Download map link  to see the official NER White-tailed Deer Hunt Map.

For more information see below.

Jackson Regional Office
420 North Cache
Jackson, WY 83001

(307) 733-2321

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 - 148 X - 148 - - - - - -

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 National-Elk-Refuge Hunter Management Area (HMA) is located north of Jackson, and is comprised of private and/or leased lands of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services.

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.