Landowner coupons due March 1
by Wyoming Game & Fish
January 14, 2015
Wyoming ranchers and farmers are required, by state statute, to submit to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on or before March 1 all landowner coupons and an affidavit form for coupons they received from the 2014 hunting season. The coupons and corresponding affidavit form must be received by the local game warden or Game and Fish office by that date.
Wyoming landowners receive $16 for each elk, deer, or antelope harvested on their deeded lands. The coupons are included on each license. The landowner coupon program was established by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in 1934 to at least partially compensate landowners for forage consumed by big game on their property. The coupon program was passed into state law by the Wyoming Legislature in 1939.
"Private land makes up about half of Wyoming and provides some of the best wildlife habitat we have. While this program started a long time ago, its value remains. These coupons show that the people of Wyoming appreciate the role private landowners have in maintaining healthy wildlife populations as well as providing access for hunting," said Scott Edberg, Deputy Chief of the Wyoming Game and Fish Departmentís Wildlife Division.
The form for submitting landowner coupons is on the Game and Fish website