CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department began accepting applications for early season sandhill crane permits and limited quota fall turkey licenses on July 1.
The Game and Fish Cheyenne office must receive applications by July 31 for both the sandhill crane permits and fall turkey licenses. For fall turkey, hunters should note that the July 31 deadline is earlier than in previous years.
Unlike for other species, residents and nonresidents can apply for sandhill crane permits as part of the same 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) 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 from Sept. 1 through the end of the turkey season.
Applications and regulations for both species are available online at wgfd.wyo.gov, at Game and Fish offices or by calling (307) 777-4600.
(Contact: Al Langston, 307-777-4540)