Black Bear Hunting Details
by Wyoming Game & Fish
March 5, 2008
Black bear hunters looking to use baits for the upcoming spring bear hunting seasons are advised that the last date to renew a bear bait from the previous year is Thursday, March 20th.
Hunters who had bait sites registered the previous calendar year have a preference period of March 1st to March 20th to register the same site.
Following the preference period, registration of unclaimed bait sites will be accepted in person at any Game and Fish regional office, beginning at 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 1st on a first come, first served basis.
There will be no black bear bait site registrations during the period of March 21-March 31st this year. Hunters can renew their bait sites from last year by telephone, mail, fax, in person, or by a representative. All registered bait sites are for the year and cannot be changed until the following year.
Hunters are reminded that they must have a valid black bear hunting license prior to registering a bait site. Also, each black bear hunt area has a female mortality quota that, when reached, closes the season for that area immediately. Therefore, hunters are required to regularly check the black bear hotline at 1-800-264-1280 to make sure their hunt area hasnít closed.
When a black bear is harvested hunters are required to retain the skull and pelt, with visible external evidence of sex, and present it to Department personnel at the nearest Game and Fish office within three days (72 hours). Black bear hunters are encouraged to pick up a copy of the current bear hunting regulations at any license selling location to review additional details about black bear baiting and hunting.
For further questions the Jackson Game and Fish office toll free number is 1-800-423-4113 and the Pinedale Game and Fish office toll free number is 1-800-452-9107.