Several Wyoming hunting applications due May 31
Hunter in orange

May 31 is a big day for Wyoming hunters — it’s the deadline to submit applications for many fall hunts for residents and nonresidents. Applications must be submitted on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website before midnight. 


Hunters have a few days left to complete applications for:


  • Resident elk
  • Deer
  • Antelope
  • Springer special pheasant hunts
  • Sandhill crane
  • Beaver
  • Fall Turkey


“Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for licenses. If you have questions, we want to help you,” said Josh Moulton, Game and Fish license section manager. 


For big game species, turkey and crane the Wyoming Game and Fish Hunt Planner can help hunters with their applications through interactive, in-depth mapping. For each species, hunters can see an overview of all the hunt areas in the state and choose individual areas to explore. Different colors designate private and public lands, and users can see public and county roads. Changing the map base layers also allows hunters to toggle between views like road maps or satellite imagery.


“The hunt planner maps are the best you will find anywhere. These are maps created from Game and Fish data, so if we make a change to an access area or hunt area boundary it is updated here first,” said Breanna Ball, Game and Fish public information officer. 


In addition to the hunt area maps, each area also has details about topography and how easy the land is to access. Other public hunting locations are marked with points for the Game and Fish wildlife habitat management areas, walk-in and hunter management areas.


All applications must be made online by midnight MDT May 31. For those who may not have access to a computer or need assistance applying, Game and Fish has computer stations at each of its regional offices and at the Cheyenne Headquarters. Hunters with questions about applying online can call Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600.

Breanna Ball
Public Information Officer

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