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Wyoming — Question & Answer


I usually get my general resident deer license through the drawing. With the $3 application fee now in effect, will I still be charged this fee if I buy my license from a sporting goods store?


No, you won't. The application fee does not apply to licenses purchased over the counter. However, any license, either limited quota or general, that is processed through the drawing is subject to the $3 application fee.

Wyoming — Alert of Omitted Archery Deer Hunts

Archery deer hunters are alerted there will be a 2001 season in hunt areas 74-82 in southeast Wyoming.

The Game and Fish Department summary map incorrectly omitted those hunt areas in the list of early archery areas. Areas 74-82 will be open to archery hunting during September.

The deer hunting regulations will have the complete list of hunt areas open during the archery season. The G&F apologizes for any confusion this omission may have caused.

Oregon — May 15 Deadline

Hunters waiting until the last minute to apply for this fall's controlled big game hunts have until Tuesday, May 15 to purchase tag applications.

Hunters are encouraged to apply as soon as they can at a Point-of-Sale license agent to avoid the long lines that sometimes occur as the deadline nears. Applicants should have their choices made prior to getting to the agent. Tag applications cost $4.50 per species series.

Hunters may also apply by faxing or mailing the form provided in the 2001 Oregon Big Game Regulations on page 21. All fax or mail-in applications must be received in Portland by May 15.

Actual tag numbers will be established during the June Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, and the lottery draw process will begin immediately afterward. Results from the drawings will be available on June 20, at which time successful applicants may begin purchasing controlled hunt tags.

Hunters who are unsuccessful in the draw may participate in general season hunts.

Idaho — Error in Controlled Hunt List

The 2001 rules brochure for deer, elk and antelope has an error in one of the controlled hunt listings. Hunt 1008, a November antlered-only deer hunt, is shown as being in Game Management Unit 19. It should be corrected to indicate Unit 19A.

Idaho — Radio Auction for Wildlife

Idaho's wildlife habitat will receive a boost from one of the most successful radio auctions ever held with Fish and Game participation.

Fish and Game teamed up with the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation April 25 for a radio auction that was heard through most of southern Idaho. The auction raised more than $17,000, compared to the $15,870 grossed last year. The proceeds will help fund trout spawning habitat restoration, elk radio collaring for the purpose of research tracking, and better signs on Conservation Reserve Program lands.

Bidders called in to the four stations carrying the auction — KIDO in Boise, KID in Idaho Falls, KWIK in Pocatello and KLIX in Twin Falls — to buy 36 special trips. The adventures were offered by Fish and Game personnel and by private resorts and outfitters throughout Idaho.

"We'd like to thank all the bidders for their commitment to wildlife and habitat projects. Special thanks also to everyone at KIDO radio who made this auction possible," Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director Gayle Valentine said.

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