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Wyoming HMAs. Photo by Wyoming Game & Fish.
Wyoming HMAs
Wyoming Game & Fish graphic.

Big Piney HMA. Photo by Wyoming Game & Fish.
Big Piney HMA
Wyoming Game & Fish map

Chimney Butte HMA. Photo by Wyoming Game & Fish.
Chimney Butte HMA
Wyoming Game & Fish graphic.
Free Access Hunting on Private Land
October 14, 2007

A Hunter Management Area (HMA) is a parcel of land where the Wyoming Game & Fish Department facilitates management of hunters in return for free public access to hunt. The area may refer solely to private lands or a combination of private, state trust land and federal land within ranch boundaries.

Hunters must obtain written permission to hunt on these areas. The hunter may obtain permission by following the instructions listed in the Check Station Dates & Times. The hunter pays no fee for receiving permission for access.

In Sublette County, HMAs are available for ranches around Big Piney and in the Chimney Butte area east of Boulder. Click on this link for general information about 2007 Hunter Management Areas.

The Big Piney HMA ranches include the Circle Cattle Company, Budd Ranches, Inc, Davis Ranches, Reservoir Ranch, Dan Budd & Sons, Jerry McNinch, McNinch Land and Livestock, Bill Budd, Willow SpringsCattle Co., Doug Vickrey, Pape Ranches, Inc., and Grindstone Cattle Co.,
Big Piney HMA General Information
Big Piney HMA Maps
Big Piney HMA Rules

The Chimney Butte HMA ranches include the Flying Fish Hook, East Fork Cattle Co., Silver Creek Ranch (James A. Baker, III), Frosty Hittle & Susie Michnevich, Jensen Ranch, Dan Smyth and Mark Jones.

Chimney Butte Hunter Management Area provides access to hunt antlerless elk in Hunt Area 98, Type 1, 2, and 6 licenses from November 16 December 31, 2007 during the specific species season as published in the 2007 Game and Fish Regulations. One hundred (100) permission slips will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Silver Creek Ranch is open November 16 - 30, 2007. Silver Creek Ranch is closed December 1 - 31, 2007.
Chimney Butte HMA General Info
Detailed info for the Chimney Butte HMA Rules.
Chimney Butte HMA maps

Related Links
  • HMA Special Tag Tables - Wyoming Game & Fish
  • Check Station Dates & Times
  • How to receive a permission slip - (Does not apply to Big Piney or Chimney Butte HMAs)
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