Hunting in Wyoming
Wyoming is home to pronghorn antelope, moose, elk, black bear, white tailed and mule deer and bighorn sheep. The hunting in Wyoming is world class and draws in visitors worldwide each year for a good reason. Find out why for yourself.
Hunting and fishing for elk and season fishing: $410
Deer permit: $220
Big horn sheep (male): $1,510
Moose (one bull): $1,010
Bird or turkey: $150
Licenses must be applied for in advance and are issued via computer drawing.
January 31-Elk license deadline
February 28-Bighorn sheep & moose
March 15- Deer and Antelope
If you miss the deadline, you can apply for any leftover licenses. All license holders (1 day and 5 day exempt) must purchase a conservation stamp before hunting or fishing. This is a 1 time per person yearly fee.
In Douglas, Wyoming, you can hunt for antelope, mule deer and sage grouse in the 572,000 acre Thunder Basin National Grassland.
The Bridger Wilderness in Pinedale has approximately 4,000,000 acres of mountain terrain, but you can only reach it by foot or horseback. However, big game hunting as well as birds and small game hunting is allowed and area outfitters are glad to be of service.
The Bearlodge Ranger District is a fantastic place to hunt white tailed and mule deer. The wide open space provides solitude for the hunter along with a greater opportunity for a larger buck. It is not uncommon to get a buck with a 4 or 5 point rack. The District is also a great place for hunting turkey and other wild birds because of its bur oak bottoms and grassy openings.
The Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite of sportsmen for hunting deer, antelope, and waterfowl.
In Sheridan you will find every sportsmanís dream hunt. Whether you are novice or an experienced hunter, you are sure to get your limit. You can hunt for mule and white tailed deer, elk, moose, pheasants, partridge, and grouse.
Photo Credits: Elk by TF Duesing; Hunting in Wyoming by J Cherski