Bighorn Sheep hunters reminded of plugging process
by Dennie Hammer, Cody Region Information & Education Specialist, Wyoming Game & Fish
August 20, 2009
Hunters harvesting bighorn sheep in Wyoming are reminded that registration and plugging of any harvested bighorn sheep is required within 15 days following the harvest. The head must be brought into any local Game and Fish office and must be accompanied by the licensed hunter that harvested the sheep.
Any person that picks up any bighorn sheep head or horns is also required to come in to a regional office within 15 days of the pickup for registration, plugging, and interstate game tagging. Individuals that pick up horns may be required to provide Game and Fish officials with substantial proof that horns were legally acquired, possibly including accompanying a Game and Fish official to the location where horns were found.
Bighorn sheep horns may be brought into any local Game and Fish office Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hunters are advised that the licensed individual that harvested the sheep or the individual that picked up the sheep head or horns must accompany the head to the office.
It is highly recommended that hunters call the regional office before coming in to be sure a qualified person is available to register and plug their sheep. Failing to do so could result in a long wait.