CHEYENNE – One of the most anticipated drawings of the year for nonresident hunters was conducted last week with 7,250 hunters receiving full price elk licenses. Another 1,932 reduced price cow/calf elk licenses were also issued.
The numbers of licenses issued this year were similar to previous years, but applications were up by more than 1,900 from 2014. A total of 20,446 hunters applied this year as opposed to 18,548 in 2014.
Nonresidents can find if they were successful in the drawing by accessing the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website wgfd.wyo.gov or by calling (307) 777-4600. Mailing of licenses for those who drew and refund warrants for those unsuccessful in the drawings will begin the second week of March.
Nonresidents who did not draw or get into the drawing this year will still have another opportunity to get a license this summer. Full price licenses left over after the resident drawing will be sold beginning July 8 and reduced price cow/calf licenses will go on sale July 15. At that time, licenses will be sold online at the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov, at Game and Fish offices and automated license agents.