Due In January
|January is the month for nonresident elk hunters and all spring turkey and bison hunters to start the process to get a license. All applications for these licenses must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. on January 31.
Nonresident applications are available by calling the G&F at (307) 777-4600. Resident applications can be picked up at license agents and G&F offices. All applications are also available from the G&F's website at gf.state.wy.us.
Prospective area 1, 3, 5 and 7 (Black Hills, Sheridan/Buffalo, Campbell County and Kaycee areas) turkey hunters can purchase their licenses over-the-counter through the end of the season (May 15) from selected license agents in the hunt areas or the G&F's Casper, Cheyenne and Sheridan offices. Turkey licenses in those areas can also be purchased by mailing an application to the Cheyenne office through May 15.
The application period to be placed on the bison priority list formerly was August, but was changed to January to better correspond 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, anyone who harvests a bison will be ineligible to ever apply again.
In addition to the $5 nonrefundable fee to be placed on the bison priority list, beginning in 2001, 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.
Anyone with questions about the application periods or licenses is urged to call the G&F at (800) 842-1934, or (307) 777-4600 outside Wyoming.
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