I have a nonresident friend who would like to come big game hunting with me. What do I need to do?
Get him a nonresident application booklet by calling (307) 777-4600 and giving us his address. The booklet is also on the G&F Web site at gf.state.wy.us.
Be advised, though, residents and nonresidents cannot apply together, because with different fees and quotas the drawings are completely different from each other.
Does the Game and Fish manage any elk, deer or antelope areas for trophy bulls or bucks?
Yes. Most of the antelope hunting on public lands is managed so there is a high proportion of bucks in the population before the hunting season in order that there be trophy bucks available. The deer herd in the Wyoming Range and Sublette deer herds are managed to produce trophy deer. All moose areas have trophies due to the relatively low harvest, as do all sheep areas. There are several elk areas considered to be trophy areas due to restricted access, limited-quota hunting, or difficulty getting to the areas. Some areas of private land are considered trophy areas due to limited access and low harvest, letting bucks and bulls get older and bigger. The definition of "trophy" varies between hunters. Residents say a six-point bull elk is a trophy, while nonresidents say a five-point bull elk is a trophy. Those used to hunting white-tails often select "trophy" mule deer that are smaller than those who hunt mule deer regularly. To some the experience is the trophy. We feel designating trophy areas detracts from the need for management, which means harvesting females, but if you want to know where to apply to seek a trophy, give the G&F a call at (307) 777-4600 and we'll help you.