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Hunting & Wildlife

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Southern Wyoming is teaming with wildlife. Visitors are amazed at the countless opportunities for viewing, photographing and hunting.

The Snowy Range, Sierra Madre Range and surrounding area offer some of the best hunting opportunities in Wyoming. Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, black bear, mountain lion and bighorn sheep are the big game animals available. Blue grouse, sage grouse, ducks, geese, wild turkey, morning doves and cottontail rabbits are the common small game. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forest and State lands offer plenty of accessible public lands with a great variety of terrain.


Nonresident big game licenses are distributed by a lottery system. Hunting applications must be submitted January through March. Applications, deadlines and other hunting information are available from the Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. at Game bird and small game licenses may be purchased from the Wyoming Game and Fish Dept., local sporting goods stores and outdoor shops. Hunt Area maps are available from local government agencies and retailers.

In-state: 1-800-442-4331
Out-of-state: 1-307-777-4330

Pronghorn Antelope | Rocky Mountain Elk | Mule Deer
Shiras Moose | Sage Grouse & Blue Grouse