WY G&F License Refund Review Meetings
Meeting in Pinedale on January 12th
January 10, 2005
Expanding the circumstances hunters may receive license refunds, eliminating the license issuance review board and clarifying the minimum age to receive preference points highlight public meetings to revise chapter 44 of Game and Fish Commission regulations being held across Wyoming in January.
The G&F is proposing to expand license refund circumstances to include:
• The hunter’s grandparents and lineal descendants to the list of relatives whose death qualifies the hunter for a license refund or carry-over.
• Individuals not able to participate in the majority of their open season as a result of court subpoena, court order, jury duty, grand jury investigation or attorneys required to attend criminal cases would also be eligible.
• Any youth hunter may be granted a license refund if his or her opportunity to hunt is jeopardized as the result of someone else qualifying for a refund.
• Hunters who purchased more than the legal number of licenses would not be eligible for a refund.
Under the proposed revisions, the expanded qualifications for license refunds would eliminate the G&F’s license issuance review board. The G&F’s chief fiscal officer would be responsible for deciding if a hunter is eligible for a refund due to a department error in issuing the license.
Proposed revisions would also clarify the minimum age to apply for big game licenses and preference points and clarify regulatory language about landowner licenses.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend a public meeting discussing the proposals.
The meetings start at 7 p.m. at the following locations:
Jan. 11 Casper, G&F Office
Jan. 11 Cody, Park County Courthouse
Jan. 11 Sheridan, G&F Office
Jan. 12 Green River, G&F Office
Jan. 12 Laramie, G&F Office
Jan. 12 Pinedale, Pinedale Library
Jan. 13 Lander, G&F Office
If unable to attend a meeting, written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 2005 by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Suite 100, Casper, WY 82604. Copies of the proposed regulation are available at the same address. All comments will be presented to the G&F Commission before they address the proposals at their March 10, 2005 meeting in Casper. The G&F supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest G&F office