CASPER - The one-page big game summary maps depicting hunt areas, listing seasons and quotas, previously made available in mid-May will no longer be printed.
In years past, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department printed the maps and distributed them to license agents as soon as possible following big game season-setting in late April. The maps gave resident hunters the necessary information to fill out their elk, deer, and pronghorn applications.
With around 90 percent of hunters already using the department website (wgfd.wyo.gov) to submit their applications, the department will post the maps, hunt area quotas, and season dates on its website in early May to help hunters fill out applications.
“Eliminating these printed maps also helps the department cut costs during this budget crisis,” said Mike Choma, law enforcement supervisor for the department.
Hunters without Internet access may call the department for season dates and quotas. Upon request, Game and Fish will mail season dates and license quotas to hunters.
Beginning this year, resident hunters who plan to submit paper applications for elk, deer, or pronghorn licenses must deliver them to the department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. May 15. The earlier deadline for paper applications will enable the department to conduct the elk, deer, and pronghorn drawings sooner in June. As in past years, residents who apply online for elk, deer, and pronghorn licenses will still have until 5 p.m. May 31.
(Contact: Jeff Obrecht (307) 777-4532 or Mike Choma (307) 473-3400)