CHEYENNE - Hunters who have obtained a license in one of the hunt areas where there is also access through the Game and Fish Hunter Management Area (HMA) program can start obtaining permission slips for most of these areas beginning July 12. Anyone interested in hunting on a HMA must have a permission slip prior to accessing the area. Some HMAs are limited in the number of permission slips so hunters are encouraged to visit the website during July to secure your permission slip.
A listing of the Hunter Management Areas available for 2012 is posted on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website at wgfd.wyo.gov. From the website a link (under Hunting) will direct hunters to the Hunter Management Area program where hunters can view maps and information for the various HMAs. Each HMA has a listing of the species available and the license types that can be used in each area.
Hunter access coordinator Matt Buhler said four more HMAs have been added for 2012 bringing the total to 55. Within these areas, hunters have access to over 1.8 million acres of private land access and thousands more acres of access to public lands made possible through the private land access.
HMA permission slips may be obtained online or through the mail. Mailed applications must include a photo copy of the hunting license, information on the type of vehicle to be used while hunting, and a 7.5x10.5 self addressed stamped envelope. Mail to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Access Permission (name of HMA), 3030 Energy Lane, Casper WY 82607. HMA permission slips are limited in some areas, some are issued through a drawing, and some are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hunters wanting more information on the HMA program can call
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)