Hunting licenses face further restrictions

Published: May. 27, 2023 at 11:41 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Hunter can submit big game applications by May 31st at the midnight deadline.

This deadline is for resident elk and non-resident deer and antelope license applications.

The updated license quotas are posted, and hunters can adapt applications before the deadline.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has made additional reductions to antelope licenses.

This will affect Sublette, Teton, Lincoln, and Carbon counties.

These reductions were based on observations and collar data.

The numbers were further reduced from the April commission meeting.

Hunting numbers are based yearly and are adaptive to changes.

This winterkill will affect license numbers for the next few years as the populations recover.

Hunters can expect to see reductions in deer licenses as well.

But elk numbers remain unaffected by the reductions, and hunters can expect increased opportunities.

”Right now in the sublette pronghorn herd our collar data is suggesting that approximately 75 percent of collared  adult female prong horn have died this winter due to the severe winter conditions and pneumonia,” said Breanna Ball, PIO for WGAFD.