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Higher number of hunters apply to hunt in Wyoming!

Hunters looking to tag elk and deer in Wyoming have once again applied in high numbers.  According to Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department applications for this year’s hunting season saw an increase just shy of a 5%.  This is great news for Wyoming in general.  Western states utilize hunting to bring in additional revenue throughout the state.  Not only in terms of hunting license fees but tourism dollars as well.  Hopefully, there will be good grass this year across the state to allow for good hunting this fall.  If you were one of the hunters that drew a successful tag, good luck and may your season be as lucky!

“Wyoming is one of the top locations for highly-sought after big game in the country, and each year the number of hunting applications the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives increases. The May 2017 application deadline was no different, with higher-than-ever application numbers.”

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“The May draw allocates licenses for resident elk as well as non-resident and resident deer and antelope. From just one year ago, there was a 4.47% increase in these license applications overall. Applications increased the most for resident cow/calf elk and non-resident and resident doe/fawn deer and antelope, all around 9%.”

“There are still licenses available for resident Wyoming hunters. Wyoming residents have the opportunity to buy a general elk and deer license over-the-counter; license limits still apply.”

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