CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced this week that 2012 general and limited-quota elk licenses will remain on sale through Jan. 31, 2013 to facilitate harvest in areas with Jan. 31 closing dates. General licenses are valid in several of the late-closing hunt areas, but most of the late seasons require limited- quota licenses for specific hunt areas.
License quotas have been sold out for many of the January hunt areas, but licenses for some areas remain. Hunters can consult wgfd.wyo.gov to determine which areas have late seasons and licenses available.
Even though seasons in most hunt areas have been open for several months, the January seasons were established to increase harvest in areas where elk numbers are above the population objective.
Hunters are reminded that even though their 2012 elk license for late hunts is valid through the January 2013 closing dates, the 2012 conservation stamp expires on Dec. 31, 2012. Hunters will need to purchase the 2013 conservation stamp to participate in the January elk hunts. The 2013 conservation stamp is valid for all other hunting and fishing licenses through 2013.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)