CHEYENNE - The 2013 walk-in hunting atlas is now available on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov. The online atlas features hundreds of walk-in areas and thousands of acres where hunters can access private lands for a variety of species.
The Game and Fish is not producing printed copies of the walk-in atlas this year, but the online version is essentially the same format as the printed atlas that has been available in previous years.
To access information on individual walk-in areas click on hunting, then walk-in-areas, and then on the county where the hunting will be taking place. Hunters are reminded that public access to a walk-in area is limited to hunting only during the time period and only for the specific species of wildlife agreed upon by the landowner and the Game and Fish Department.
As the name implies, access to walk in areas is by foot traffic only (a few of the larger walk-in areas may have exceptions). One exception is that hunting on horseback is allowed in a few areas. Walk-in areas will have signs posted along fence lines to establish boundaries. Hunters should consult the species table for the area they want to hunt and then look at the rules that govern the individual walk-in areas.
Walk-in areas include nearly 700,000 acres of public access throughout much of Wyoming and are available in 21 of Wyoming’s 23 counties. The walk-in areas differ from the hunter management areas, another Game and Fish public access program, in that no permission slip must be obtained to hunt.
The walk-in program is funded in part through the Game and Fish AccessYes program by contributions of anglers and hunters usually at the time of license purchase and application.
(Contact: Al Langston, 307-777-4540)