2010 Nonresident Application booklets now available
by Wyoming Game & Fish
December 15, 2009
More than 22,500 nonresident big game application booklets for the 2010 hunting seasons are being mailed out this week to hunters who applied through the mail for the 2009 hunting seasons. An additional 64,000 postcards have already been sent to nonresidents who applied online.
The postcards are a reminder of the online application process. Big game application information is now on the Game and Fish Web site http://gf.state.wy.us. Hunters who want a printed application booklet can contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600 or request an application from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82006.
Resident application booklets will be available at Game and Fish offices and license agents by the last week of December.
A number of application periods begin on January 1. The nonresident application period for elk is the month of January, and January 1-March 15 is when nonresidents must apply for deer and antelope. Applications for the drawings for both resident and nonresident moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses are accepted during the months of January and February.
License draw manager Aaron Pelto said online applications have been steadily increasing. "Hunters are applying online because they find it a more convenient way to apply and applying online helps ensure accuracy of the application," Pelto said. "From the Game and Fish Department standpoint it is the most efficient and cost effective way for us to process applications. It also speeds up the drawings since more of the applications are processed online."
Hunters with questions on hunting in Wyoming or the application process can contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600.