CHEYENNE — Wyoming hunters who applied for limited quota big game licenses can look online Thursday morning to find out if they were successful.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will make draw results available for resident elk, deer and antelope as well as nonresident deer and antelope at 10 a.m. Thursday. Everyone who entered the draw will be able to check their results online at wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Draw-Results. Licenses will be mailed to successful applicants by July 31.
Those who were successful in the draw can start planning their hunt with some help from the Wyoming Hunt Planner. Maps of hunt areas including features like land status, the ability to plot scouting locations, harvest odds from past years and more have been updated.
Along with reviewing maps, hunters who are successful drawing a license also might need to purchase additional licenses and stamps, including:
• Each hunter needs a valid Conservation Stamp.
• Hunters who plan to hunt in the special archery season need a special archery license.
• Elk hunters who are planning to hunt on the National Elk Refuge will need to apply for a National Elk Refuge Permit.
• Individuals born after Jan. 1, 1966, will need proof of hunter safety. Wyoming is hosting hunter safety classes now for those who need it.
Applicants who are unsuccessful will have the license fee credit applied back to the credit card they used to apply. Refunded fees should be applied seven to 10 days business days after June 20. If applicants used a prepaid card or a now-expired/canceled credit card, a refund check will be mailed in the name of the applicant.
For questions about the draw, license information or how to use the online tools, contact Game and Fish at 307-777-4600 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Applications for leftover licenses will open on June 24-28; the leftover list will be posted on June 20. Hunters also can still apply for the Wyoming Super Tag and Super Tag Trifecta until July 1. Applications for preference points open on July 1.
Hunters who draw a license will receive a printed version of the 2019 Elk, Deer and Antelope Hunting Regulations brochure mailed directly to them in early August. For others, regulations brochures will be available from Game and Fish regional offices and license selling agents in the same time frame. The brochure is available now on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.