There’s more access for hunting and fishing in Wyoming thanks to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department program that uses public donations to open private land. In 2018, the Access Yes program provided more than 2.8 million acres of hunting access as well as 4,006 lake acres and 86 stream miles for fishing on otherwise Continue reading Wyoming Program Provided 2.8 Million Acres Of Access In 2018
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw another increase in hunting applications from both residents and non-residents alike for the May 31 limited quota draw. Overall, applications for resident and non-resident deer and antelope and resident elk increased by 6.95 percent since last year, amounting to an 11.73 percent increase in the past two years. Continue reading Wyoming Sees More Hunters
If you’re one of the many hunters planning to head to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Management Area (HMA) this fall, it’s time to apply for permission slips. As many hunters know, Continue reading Applications For Permission Slips Open For Wyoming Hunter Management Areas
Hunters are familiar with Wyoming’s diversity of game species, abundant public lands, and the chance at harvesting a trophy animal. The state has one of the highest harvest success rates for hunters. In 2013, nonresident hunter success rates were very high and make Wyoming a destination for hunters looking for trophy class animals.
As a result of this successful reputation, big game licenses in areas with the potential to harvest trophy animals are extremely sought after. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is raffling off the opportunity to provide hunters not only the chance to win a hunting opportunity for the species of their choosing, but also to pick the area they would like to hunt. This is truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Super Tag Raffle will be one drawing for a hunting license for each of the following species:
- Big Horn Sheep
- Black Bear
- Gray Wolf
- Mountain Goat
- Mountain Lion
- Wild Bison
To make the raffle even more attractive, any preference points accumulated by the successful applicant will be retained as well as both the 5-year waiting period for moose and sheep and the once-in-a-lifetime restrictions on bison and mountain goat licenses will be waived.
Additionally, there is the Super Tag Trifecta. This drawing is similar to the Super Tag, except there is only one winner and the successful applicant can select licenses for 3 of the 10 species listed above.
Tickets are very affordable, $10 each for the Super Tag and $30 for the Super Tag Trifecta. Applicants can purchase as many raffle tickets as they wish on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website (https://wgfd.wyo.gov/elsapplication/ELSWelcome.aspx) January 2 through May 1. Successful applicants will be notified by May 15.