Bear bait renewal period begins March 2
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds black bear hunters that the preference period to register previously existing bait sites is March 2 through March 20. Black bear hunters who want to use bait for the upcoming bear seasons are advised that the registration period for new bear bait sites begins April 1. 

A current black bear license is required to renew or register any black bear bait site. A person may register the same bear site(s) they registered in the previous calendar year by telephone, mail, FAX, or on the Department website, so long as the bait site was baited and GPS coordinates to the site were received by the Department the previous calendar year.

Under our current black bear hunting regulations, new bear bait registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis starting at 8 a.m on April 1.  Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be implementing an emergency rule to modify this regulation.  The emergency rule will allow us to adjust the process in order to prevent a large number of people from gathering at regional offices. 

We will NOT be registering new baits sites on April 1.
The alternative procedure to register a new bait site will be in place by April 15th. 

There are very specific regulations which apply to black bear baiting. Black bear hunters with questions about hunting seasons or regulations should review the 2020 Black Bear Hunting Regulations or call the Game and Fish office nearest the black bear hunt area they intend to hunt. The Game and Fish Green River Region Office phone number is 307-875-3223. Printed black bear regulations are available at any regional office of the Game and Fish and most license vendors or following this link to the Game and Fish regulations website. Click here for regulations.
Lucy Diggins Wold, 307-875-3225, ext. 18607

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