Hunter Management Area permission slips available for many hunt areas
by Wyoming Game & Fish
August 22, 2011
Hunters who have obtained a license in one of the hunt areas where there is also access through the Game and Fish Hunter Management Area (HMA) program can now obtain permission slips for most of these hunt areas.
A listing of the Hunter Management Areas available for 2011 is posted on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website at http://gf.state.wy.us. From the website a link will direct hunters to the Hunter Management Area program where hunters can view maps and information for the various HMAs. Each HMA has a listing of the species available and the license types that can be used in each area.
Hunter access coordinator Matt Buhler said four more HMAs have been added for 2011 bringing the total to 53. Within these areas, hunters have 1,176,497 acres of private land access and thousands more acres of access to public lands made possible through the private land access.
HMA permission slips may be obtained online or through the mail. Mailed applications must include a photo copy of the hunting license, information on the type of vehicle to be used while hunting, and a 7.5"x10.5" self addressed stamped envelope. Mail to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Access Permission (name of HMA), 3030 Energy Lane, Casper WY 82607. HMA permission slips are limited in some areas and some are issued through a drawing and some are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Buhler said the first drawing for permission slips for some areas has already been held but some areas have unlimited permission slips and others are still being issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hunters wanting more information on the HMA program can call (307) 777-4600.