Permissions Slips and Application Dates

Antlerless Elk unlimited permission slips are issued for the taking of antlerless elk October 15 through January 31.  Please see ranch rules for more information.
License type Application Dates Permission Slips Hunt Dates
Elk Area 7 & 16 July 13 - 8:00 AM (MST) Unlimited October 15 - January 31

Elk, Antlerless Elk


The Shirley Basin HMA is open October 15th through January 31th  for the take of elk during the specific season as published in the 2023 Wyoming Game & Fish Commission Regulations.

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 - 7/16 X - 7/16 - - - -

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 Shirley-Basin Hunter Management Area (HMA) is located north of the town of Medicine Bow, and is comprised of private and/or leased lands of Heward’s 7E and Heward’s 25 Ranches (Please note the Spenrath Ranch is no longer enrolled in this HMA).

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.