Half Moon

May 1 at 6am - Dec. 1

Please review the general regulations. No human presence Dec. 1 - May 1 at 6am. 14 day camping limit restricted to designated sites only. Travel restricted to roads marked with white arrows. Certified weed free hay only

Dec. 1- May 1 at 6am

No Collection of shed antlers or horns January 1-May 1 at 6:00 AM

Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Camping, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing



Pinedale Regional Office
432 East Mill Street
Pinedale, WY 82941

(307) 367-4353

Commonly Found Species

Big and Trophy Game in this Area
Below are specific Big and Trophy Game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Antelope - 87
  • Deer - 139
  • Elk - 97
  • Moose - 3
  • Mountain Lion - 3
  • Black Bear - 19
  • Wolf -
Fish Species in this Area
Below are specific Fish species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
Small game and Birds in this Area
Below are specific Small game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Rabbit
  • Sage Grouse
  • Mountain Grouse
Half Moon Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) is located six miles southeast of Pinedale, WY and provides quality winter range for up to 700 elk and a large population of mule deer. Vegetative communities on the 3,741 acres consist mostly of sagebrush grasslands and conifer forests atop Half Moon Mountain. Perhaps the most striking feature of the area is Half Moon Mountain, which starts at 7,400 feet elevation and rises to 8,200 feet in less than a mile. Besides providing habitat for elk and deer, the WHMA is home to pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, moose, rabbits, coyotes and many songbirds. Hunt for deer, antelope or sage grouse in the lower areas, or fish for trout in Pole Creek. Take advantage of the wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. Primitive designated camp sites exist along Pole Creek within the WHMA. The area provides access to adjacent U.S. Forest Service lands and little Half Moon Lake where additional recreational opportunities exist. This WHMA lies within bear country, please visit our bear wise page for information on recreating in bear country -https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Wildlife-in-Wyoming/More-Wildlife/Large-Carnivore/Grizzly-Bear-Management/Bear-Wise-Wyoming.