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Wyoming asks nonresident hunters stay at home due to 14-day quarantine

Wyoming asks nonresident hunters to stay at home due to COVID-19

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The following is a recent announcement by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

The state is asking nonresident hunters to stay at home due to the recent 14-day quarantine directive unless you can observe the quarantine. Options exist if you can't use your tag due to your state restrictions or this quarantine order.


Wyoming statewide directive for travel during COVID 19

Dear hunters and anglers-

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department understands many of you are unable to travel to Wyoming for spring hunting and fishing because of stay-at-home orders in your home state and the recent 14-day quarantine directive for people entering Wyoming through the end of April. Due to this directive, we ask nonresidents to stay home at this time, unless you can observe the quarantine. These are unprecedented times with rapid changes - but we are here to help.

If you’ve bought a spring bear or turkey license that you are unable to use, we can help. Call us at (307) 777- 4600 between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MDT  Monday - Friday

We have no plans to cancel any seasons. However, we understand some of you may want to withdraw hunting applications you’ve already submitted. The deadlines to withdraw are:

  • Moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, bison: April 15
  • Elk: May 8
  • Deer and pronghorn: June 1

Applications for fall hunts remain open and June 1 is the deadline to apply for:

  • Deer
  • Pronghorn
  • Sandhill crane
  • Beaver
  • Fall turkey
  • Springer and Glendo special pheasant hunts

Annual fishing licenses are valid for 12-months from the purchase date to maximize your opportunity. If you’ve bought a fishing license, know the fish will be waiting for you and growing big. We continue to stock Wyoming’s waters with over 20 species of fish. 

See all COVID-19 state updates here

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Joseph G. - posted 1 month ago on 04-06-2020 07:40:43 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Isn't staying in the mountains pretty much considered quarantining. But as Matthew said it's pretty much uninforceable.

matthew a. - posted 1 month ago on 04-06-2020 06:05:56 pm
Sheridan, WY
goHUNT INSIDER

When was this order released? Its also unconstitutional and uninforceble