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Becoming an Outdoors Woman camp application deadline set

 


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds Wyoming women that the application deadline for the Becoming an Outdoors Woman camp is April 15.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) is an outdoor skills program offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department each summer. Wyoming’s BOW camp will be held June 14 through 16, at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp outside of Dubois. Activities at the weekend long camp are designed to introduce women to a variety of outdoor pursuits they can enjoy in Wyoming’s great outdoors—from hunting and shooting to fly fishing, canoeing, or wildlife photography.

Applications must be received by the Game and Fish by 5 p.m. on April 15. Faxes and e-mails will not be accepted. The three-day event costs $175, which includes all meals, lodging, and equipment. Space is limited to 50 women and final participants will be selected through a random draw.

Applications and additional camp information are available on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov by clicking on “Education” then “Outdoor Camps” then “Becoming an Outdoors Woman.”  Applications can be mailed to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604.

For more information, contact Janet Milek at (307) 233-6404.

Apply now for wild bison priority listing

Hunters are reminded that Feb. 28 is the deadline to submit applications to be placed on the wild bison priority listing for 2013. 

The priority listing is not a drawing to issue licenses. It is a random computer selection that is held in May to place hunters on a priority list. Applicants are notified based on their ranking on the priority list, in order of their priority ranking, when the department determines a wild bison hunting opportunity may be available. At that time the hunter has the opportunity to purchase or decline purchase of the wild bison license.

The fee to be placed on the priority listing is nonrefundable and is $11 resident and $20 nonresident. If an applicant is notified and chooses to purchase a license, the license fee is $402 for residents and $2502 nonresident. 

The hunt for wild bison is once in a lifetime. No person who has been issued a wild bison license and harvested a wild bison after Jan. 31, 2001, is eligible to apply for or receive a hunting license for wild bison in any future year.

Hunters are encouraged to submit their applications online to be placed on the wild bison priority listing. Manual application forms can be downloaded from the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov, obtained at any department office, or  mailed by contacting the WGFD Telephone Information Center at 307-777-4600. 

Game and Fish Calendar

Feb. 28 – Deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat licenses

Feb. 28 – Deadline to apply for priority listing for wild bison licenses

Mar. 1 – Season closes for cottontail rabbit; snowshoe hare; and red, gray, and fox squirrels

Mar. 15 – Nonresident application deadline for deer and antelope licenses 

 Ask Game and Fish

Q. Do I need to have hunter safety to apply for or buy a hunting license?

A. Proof of completion of a hunter safety course is not needed to apply for or buy a hunting license, but most hunters born after 1965 will need proof of completion of hunter safety while hunting.  Wyoming law states: “No person born on or after Jan. 1, 1966, may take any wildlife by use of firearms on land other than that of their own family unless the person possesses and can exhibit a hunter safety certificate.”

 

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