CHEYENNE - As residents begin applying for 2001 elk, deer and antelope applications, they are alerted to the $3 application fee for each license and adult deer licenses going up to $25.
Applications must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. May 31.
Although this is the first year of a resident application fee, nonresidents have been paying $10 since 1997 and $5 for many years before that.
Tom Rowe, the G&F’s license draw manager, encourages hunters to apply for doe/fawn deer and antelope licenses in the drawing. “With fewer doe/fawn antelope tags this year, there may not be any licenses available after the draw and the drawing may be your only shot in some areas,” Rowe said.
The antelope quota was reduced by about 25 percent statewide. Hunters can check season dates and quotas before applying by calling (800) 842-1934 or by picking up a “summary map” for deer, elk or antelope at license agents or G&F offices.
Applications are available at the same outlets. Resident hunters can purchase general elk and deer licenses from license agents through the end of the season. There is no application fee when buying licenses over the counter.