CHEYENNE - Applications for Wyoming's most coveted moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat licenses will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 29, 2012.
The Feb. 29 application deadline applies to both residents and nonresidents. The application deadline is usually Feb. 28, but with Leap Year, hunters get an extra day to get their application in.
Drawing odds vary depending on species and hunt area. Preference points have been available for both moose and bighorn sheep for 17 years and 75 percent of the quotas for each species are issued in the preference point drawing. The remaining 25 percent is issued in a random drawing without regard for preference point totals. Preference points are not available for mountain goat licenses, but goat licenses are limited to one in a lifetime.
Hunters can research drawing odds from previous years for the various species and hunt areas on the Game and Fish website. Applications are taken online or through conventional mail. Application information is also online and printed booklets are available at Game and Fish regional offices and license agents or by calling (307) 777-4600.
Hunters who choose not to apply this year can still purchase a preference point either online or through the mail between July 1 - Sept. 30.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)