Springer/Bump Sullivan

Foot and horse access open year-round. THIS AREA OPENS TO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ON MAY 16.

Please review the general regulations. Waterfowl Hunting Closure around Springer Reservoir and restrictions of shotgun and archery equipment are marked with Department Signs. ORV use is prohibited. 14 day camping limit.

Vehicular closure Oct. 1 - May 15

Closure is limited to vehicles only. Foot and horse access open year-round. No Shooting within 300 yards of school as marked with department signs.

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

Parking, Comfort Stations, Boat Ramp

3415.7

Laramie Regional Office
1212 S. Adams St.
Laramie WY 82070

(307) 745-4046

Commonly Found Species

Big and Trophy Game in this Area
Below are specific Big and Trophy Game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Deer - 15
Fish Species in this Area
Below are specific Fish species commonly found within this WHMA area.
None
Small game and Birds in this Area
Below are specific Small game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Doves
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Turkey
  • Waterfowl
Springer Wildlife Habitat Management Area is 15 miles south of Torrington and is considered by many to be one of the best pheasant and goose hunting areas in the state. Consisting of 3,420 acres along U.S. Highway 85, this particular wildlife habitat management area was originally purchased to provide pheasant habitat and increased hunting opportunities. More recently, waterfowl have also benefited. Surrounding the reservoirs in this area you will find rolling plains at an elevation averaging 4,200 feet. Most of the vegetation is sagebrush grassland with a variety of native grasses, rubber rabbitbrush, sagebrush and gray horsebrush. Various types of grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees have been planted here to increase nesting, hiding, and feeding areas for wildlife. Current management priorities on the Springer area are focused on geese, ducks, and pheasants. Geese are probably the major success story, with thousands of eggs being laid each year in artificial nesting structures. During the spring and fall, large numbers of waterfowl use this area as a stopover point on their migration routes. Many species of ducks, Canada and snow geese, sandhill cranes and many shorebirds can also be seen. In addition, pheasants, cottontail rabbits, wild turkeys, mule deer and white-tailed deer, skunks, fox squirrels, and muskrats live here. Songbirds, doves, and bald eagles also use these lands. Although most of Springer area is closed to goose hunting, public land on Bump Sullivan Reservoir and surrounding private lands provide goose-hunting opportunities during winter months. Non-toxic shot is required when attempting to take any game species when hunting with a shotgun. Fishing opportunities are limited. Water levels fluctuate constantly on the reservoirs because the water is for irrigation. Bullheads, carp, and perch are found in these waters.