CHEYENNE - Beginning July 1, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department began accepting applications for early season sandhill crane permits and limited quota fall turkey licenses.
Applications must be received at the Game and Fish Cheyenne office by July 31 for the sandhill crane permits and Aug. 15 for the fall turkey licenses.
The sandhill crane application is unlike other applications in that residents and nonresidents can apply for crane permits together as a party. The maximum party size is two but waterfowl licensing regulations apply.
Drawings for resident and nonresident licenses are separate for fall turkey. Limited quota fall turkey areas include area 6 (portion of Park and Bighorn Counties); area 8 (portion of Laramie County); and area 10 (Hot Springs and Washakie Counties and portions of Bighorn and Park Counties). All other open areas are general license and can be purchased over-the-counter beginning Sept. 1 through the end of the turkey season.
Applications and regulations for both species are available at Game and Fish offices, license agents, on line at wgfd.wyo.gov or by calling (307) 777-4600.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)