Wyoming Deer Hunting Laws and Regulations

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

5400 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 8200
Phone: 307-777-4600
Website: gf.state.wy.us

Wyoming Deer Impact, Ecology and Populations

 

There are an estimated 450,000 to 500,000 Mule deer in Wyoming. The economic impact of Wyoming deer hunting is estimated to be $90 million annually. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is in charge of monitoring deer regarding numbers, managed hunts, enforcing laws and regulations. They monitor the balance of deer in relation to economic, ecological and safety needs of the state. They implement programs designed to control the deer population. Damage from deer includes farm crops, plant extinction, yard damage, plant extinction, forest damage, car accidents and the spread of disease. They monitor the deer population for diseases such as Chronic wasting disease, Epizootic Hemorrhagic disease, Tuberculosis, Lyme disease and Parasites. Deer-auto collisions have averaged at 3,700 per year over the past 4 years.  The 2010 Wyoming deer hunting harvest was 49,119. The 2010 Elk harvest was 25,672.

Wyoming Deer Hunting Laws & Regulations

All hunters must posses a valid and current hunting license while hunting. Every hunter, angler, or trapper of furbearing animals shall stop and report at every check station on route to or from the hunting, fishing or trapping area regardless if the person has wildlife in possession. You must validate and tag game at the kill site. Wyoming law prohibits the use of artificial light to hunt any wildlife, except that predators may be taken by aid of artificial light if on private land and written permission from the landowner is obtained. Predators may not be hunted using artificial light on public lands, except that raccoons may be taken by aid of a handlight provided the hunter is accompanied by a raccoon hunting dog. Written permission from the landowner must be obtained prior to hunting predators at night on private land Battery powered scopes are legal to use for hunting, provided the battery is not powering a visible light projected at the target. Prohibited Devices For Hunting Laser sights – emitting visible light, Night vision, Infrared scopes.

Wyoming Deer Hunting Licensing and Costs

Wyoming Resident Hunting Licenses

Resident $38.00
Resident Doe/Fawn $22.00
Resident Landowner $38.0
Resident Youth $15.00
Resident Youth Doe/Fawn $14.00
Resident Youth Landowner $15.00
Pioneer Heritage $23.00
Pioneer Heritage Doe/Fawn $18.00
Pioneer Heritage Landowner $23.00
Pioneer $2.00

Wyoming Non-Resident Hunting Licenses

Nonresident $312.00
Nonresident Doe/Fawn $34.00
Nonresident Landowner $312.00
Nonresident Special $552.00
Nonresident Youth $110.00
Nonresident Youth Doe/Fawn $19.00
Nonresident Youth Landowner $110.00

Website: gf.state.wy.us/fiscal/license/licprices/default.aspx

Wyoming Deer Hunting – Conclusion

For other hunting laws and regulations, please see our page of US Deer Hunting. We hope this information on Wyoming deer hunting was useful, and that you continue to enjoy the sport.

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