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  • Key dates for Wyoming hunting near

    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.|Dec 31, 2015

    As the year comes to an end hunters should be aware of several important dates. 2016 application information For those hunters planning to hunt in 2016, applications for residents, non-residents, and landowners open 8 a.m. MST on Jan. 4, 2016. This is for limited quota elk, deer, antelope, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and spring turkey. Applications for wild bison open on Feb. 1, 2016. There are varying deadlines to apply depending on residency and species. For specific draw deadlines and detailed application information, please visit...

  • Ask Wyoming Game and Fish

    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.|Dec 24, 2015

    Q: Can I purchase my 2016 fishing and small game licenses now? A: Yes, you can purchase 2016 licenses for fishing and small game now and be set to go on Jan. 1, 2016. Don’t forget that you will also need to purchase a 2016 Conservation Stamp. You can purchase your licenses and stamp online, or at any Game and Fish regional office, Cheyenne Headquarters office, or from any license selling agent. With any Ask Game and Fish question please consult the 2015 hunting regulations for more specific information....

  • Catch all the burbot you want; just don't litter with them

    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.|Dec 17, 2015

    Anyone who fishes for burbot in southwest Wyoming can’t deny the excitement they feel when they land one of those huge, slimy, eel-like, invasive burbot. They’re invasive because someone or some group of people illegally introduced the fish into area waters at least 12 years or so ago, and it has been a fisheries management challenge for Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) biologists ever since. Although there is no limit on burbot, the Game and Fish reminds anglers to properly dispose of all burbot they catch. “Piles of dead burbot have sh...

  • WGFD invites high school students to enter Conservation Stamp art contest

    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.|Dec 10, 2015

    Wyoming high school artists interested in Wyoming’s wildlife are alerted that beginning Jan. 1, 2016 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will begin accepting artwork for the 2017 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Contest. Each year Game and Fish selects one species to be the subject of the competition. The winning entry will appear on the following year’s printed conservation stamps – thus the competition for the 2017 stamp. The contest has traditionally been for professional artists. This year, to encourage interest in wildlife and the arts,...

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