Lower portion open year around. UPPER PORTION OPENS TO FULL ACCESS AT 8:00AM June 1 - Dec. 31

Please review the general regulations. 14-day camping limit.

Upper portion closed to Unauthorized Vehicles Jan. 1 - May 31

Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Camping, Hiking

Comfort Station, Boat Ramp


Cody Regional Office
2 Tilden Trail
Cody, WY 82414

(307) 527-7125

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 - 79
  • Deer - 41
  • Elk - 45
  • Moose - 42
  • Mountain Lion - 21
  • Black Bear - 3
Fish Species in this Area
Below are specific Fish species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Brook Trout
Small game and Birds in this Area
Below are specific Small game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Doves
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Sage Grouse
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Waterfowl
  • Mountain Grouse
This 15,590-acre wildlife habitat management area is five miles southeast of Hyattville and is co-managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the State of Wyoming. These lands were acquired in 1979 for the purpose of providing crucial big game winter range. About 250 mule deer winter here along with about 500 elk. Follow the rugged Hyattville Logging Road from Hyattville through Renner up to the Bighorn National Forest for beautiful scenery. There is a variety of vegetation types at varying elevations from 4,000 feet to almost 8,000 feet. You will find sagebrush grasslands, mountain shrubs, and ponderosa pine forests. Renner Reservoir, a 72-acre, man-made impoundment at the upper end of Ziesman Canyon, also contributes to the scenic beauty of this area. Geology enthusiasts will be interested in the rock formations that look like "biscuit dough". If you like to hunt, there are deer, elk, chukar, cottontail rabbits and blue grouse. The juniper draws of the upper (east) portion of Renner hold mule deer during the fall hunting season. In the late summer, look for sage-grouse hens rearing their chicks in the open sagebrush parks. The reservoir is stocked with largemouth bass, and the fishing is good. Occasional trumpeter swans, Canada Geese, ducks, shorebirds, songbirds and many small mammals live here. Whether you hunt, fish, bird watch or like to take photographs, you will enjoy a visit to Renner.