Wyoming Bison Hunt
The application period to get on the priority list for that slim chance to hunt a bison in Wyoming has been shifted to January 1-31. In previous years the application period was August 1-31. The list that was established from the last application period will remain in effect through January 31, 2001.

The application period was changed so it corresponds better with the bison hunting season of July 1 to January 31. The new bison priority list will be in place from July 1, 2001 to January 1, 2002. Beginning July 1, 2001, anyone who harvests a bison will be ineligible to apply again.

In addition to the $5 nonrefundable fee needed to be placed on the bison priority list, beginning in January prospective hunters will also have to pay an application fee (resident $3, nonresident $10).

When bison need to be harvested in the North Fork of the Shoshone River Valley or on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, the G&F calls hunters at the top of the list.

Hunters can apply for either bull or cow bison, but not both. Hunters called to harvest bison must purchase the license when they check-in on location. The licenses are $275 for residents and $1,688 for nonresidents. Bison applications will be available in the 2001 big game application booklets.

Last year the chance to hunt a bison attracted 1,118 resident applications for bulls and 285 for cows. Nonresidents submitted 264 applications for bulls and 22 for cows.

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