Hunter Management Areas / National-Elk-Refuge-Bison

National Elk Refuge Bison Hunter Management Area - 2019

Permission Slip Options: Permission slips are issued on a limited draw basis for bison hunting for the period of August 15th - December 31st.

Applications for permission slips are accepted July 8th - 26th  (for the August 15th - November 1st  hunt period)  and August 1st - September 25th (for the November 2nd - December 31st hunt periods). Drawn permission slips will be available to print starting on August 1st  for the first draw and September 27th for the second draw. Leftover permission slips from the second draw will be available starting September 27th beginning at 8:00 a.m M.S.T on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Daily permission slips for January 1st -31st will be administered through the Wyoming Game & Fish Department's Jackson Regional Office (307-733-2321). Please see the 2019 NER Bison Hunting Information and Regulations for complete details.

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General HMA Information

The National-Elk-Refuge-Bison Hunter Management Area (HMA) is located north of Jackson, and is comprised of private and/or leased lands of US 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.

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