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Wyoming Hunting

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips in Wyoming, from maps and regulations to season dates, game animals, quotas, and hunt areas. Plus much more! Start your research right here.

Overview

Known For

Wyoming is known for being a bucket list state for big game hunters. From trophy mule deer, antelope, and elk to Bighorn sheep and black bear, Wyoming’s diverse landscape and healthy, huntable populations of game animals make it a stand-out state for hunters.

Terrain

Wyoming has a little of everything. From the alpines of the Bighorn and Wind River mountain ranges to the foothills of Shirley Basin and its eastern plains and expansive Red Desert, Wyoming’s drastic, changing terrain is home to many different animals.

Wyoming Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Antelope
Antelope – Archery
Aug 15, 2022 Oct 14, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – General
Specific start and end dates vary between units. Check regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH05-FINAL-04-20-2022-5.pdf
Aug 15, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Bear
Bear – Spring General
Black bear seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH-3_Final_1-28-2021.pdf
Apr 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022
Bear
Bear – Spring Archery
Black bear seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH-3_Final_1-28-2021.pdf
Apr 15, 2022 May 14, 2022
Bear
Bear – Fall General
Black bear seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH-3_Final_1-28-2021.pdf
Aug 1, 2022 Nov 15, 2022
Bear
Bear – Fall Archery
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH-3_Final_1-28-2021.pdf
Aug 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Bison
Bison – Any Female/Calf
Area 2
Aug 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Bison
Bison – Any Bison
Area 2
Aug 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Bobcat
Hunting & Trapping
Any bobcat.
Nov 15, 2021 Mar 1, 2022
Coyote
Coyote
No limit.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – Area 1-3, 5
Hunt Area 1, 2, 3, 5
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 8, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – Area 8
Hunt area 8.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – Area 7
Hunt area 7.
Sep 10, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – Area 6
Hunt Area 6.
Sep 17, 2022 Oct 9, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – Area 4
Hunt area 4.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 1
Unit 1-15, 17-19, 21-37, 39-41, 46, 47, 50-53, 59, 61, 64-66, 70, 74-84, 87-90, 92, 94, 96-98, 100-102, 105, 106, 109-114, 116-125, 127, 128, 130-135, 141, 157, 160, 161, 163-165, 168, 169, 171. Curt Gowdy State Park in Hunt Area 60 closed.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 2
Unit 138-140, 142-146, 148-156.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 14, 2022
Deer
Deer – Limited Quota
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 3
Unit 115.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 9, 2022
Deer
Deer – General
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Dove
Dove – Mourning
Daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Pacific Flyway
Daily bag limit of 7.
Sep 24, 2022 Jan 6, 2023
Duck
Duck – C2 Central Flyway (Early)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Sep 24, 2022 Dec 4, 2023
Duck
Duck – C1 Central Flyway (Early)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 16, 2022
Duck
Duck – C1 Central Flyway (Late)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 24, 2023
Duck
Duck – C2 Central Flyway (Late)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 10, 2023
Elk
Elk – Limited Cow/Calf
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH06-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Aug 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Elk
Elk – General Cow/Calf
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH06-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Aug 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Elk
Elk – Archery 2
Unit 78, 80-82, 84-86.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery 1
Unit 1, 6-10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21-25, 27, 28, 30-34, 47-49, 55, 56, 58, 59, 61-64, 83, 87-95, 96, 99, 102-111, 113, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124-128, 130.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery 4
Unit 3.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 14, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery 3
Unit 60, 70, 71, 73, 97, 98.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 19, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery 6
Unit 11, 36, 37, 67-69, 35, 41, 45.
Sep 15, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – General Any Elk
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH06-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Elk
Elk – Limited Any Elk
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH06-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goat
Mountain Goat – Early Archery
Unit 4.
Aug 1, 2022 Aug 14, 2022
Goat
Mountain Goat – Limited Any Goat
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH09-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Aug 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022
Goat
Mountain Goat – Archery
Unit 1, 2, 3, 5.
Aug 15, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Early Canada
Canada goose daily bag limit of 4.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 8, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Dark
Dark goose daily bag limit of 4.
Sep 24, 2022 Dec 29, 2022
Goose
Goose – C2 Central Dark (Early)
Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Sep 24, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Light
Light goose daily bag limit of 10.
Sep 24, 2022 Dec 29, 2022
Goose
Goose – C1A Central Dark (Early)
ZONE C1A shall include Goshen and Platte counties. Dark goose daily bag limit of 2.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 12, 2022
Goose
Goose – C1 Central Dark (Early)
ZONE C1 shall include Big Horn, Converse, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park and Washakie counties, and Fremont County excluding those portions south or west of the Continental Divide. Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 9, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central Light (Early)
Light goose daily bag limit of 20.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Goose
Goose – C1 Central Dark Part 2
ZONE C1 shall include Big Horn, Converse, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park and Washakie counties, and Fremont County excluding those portions south or west of the Continental Divide. Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Goose
Goose – C1A Central Dark Part 2
ZONE C1A shall include Goshen and Platte counties.Dark goose daily bag limit of 4.
Nov 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2023
Goose
Goose – C1 Central Dark Part 3
ZONE C1 shall include Big Horn, Converse, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park and Washakie counties, and Fremont County excluding those portions south or west of the Continental Divide. Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Dec 2, 2022 Feb 12, 2023
Goose
Goose – C2 Central Dark Part 2
Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 18, 2023
Goose
Goose – Central Light (Late)
Light goose daily bag limit of 20.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 12, 2023
Grouse
Grouse – Ruffed
Daily bag limit of 3.
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Grouse
Grouse – Sharp-tailed
Daily bag limit of 3.
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Grouse
Grouse – Blue (Dusky)
Daily bag limit of 3.
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Grouse
Grouse – Sage area 1
Daily bag limit of 2.
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Grouse
Grouse – Sage area 4
Hunt Area 4. Hunt area 2 and 3 closed.
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 19, 2022
Moose
Moose – Archery 4
Unit 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 18, 22, 25-27, 30, 33-36, 38, 40-42.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Moose
Moose – Archery 1
Unit 11.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 9, 2022
Moose
Moose – Archery 3
Unit 3
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 19, 2022
Moose
Moose – Archery 2
Unit 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 37.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 14, 2022
Moose
Moose – Limited Antlered
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH08-FINAL-04-20-2022-4.pdf
Sep 10, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Moose
Moose – Limited Antlerless
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 14, 2022
Moose
Moose – Limited Any
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH08-FINAL-04-20-2022-4.pdf
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 14, 2022
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion – General 2
Unit 6. See regulations for more information: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regulations/Regulation-PDFs/REGULATIONS_CH42.pdf
Sep 1, 2022 Apr 30, 2023
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion – General 1
Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26,, 28, 29, 30, 32. See regulations for more information.
Sep 1, 2022 Mar 31, 2023
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion – General 3
Unit 7, 8, 9, 15, 20, 22, 27, 31. See regulations for more information: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regulations/Regulation-PDFs/REGULATIONS_CH42.pdf
Sep 1, 2022 Aug 31, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – General
Check regulations for specific area information. Daily bag limit of 2-3. Area 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11.
Nov 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail
Daily bag limit of 10.
Sep 1, 2022 Mar 31, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Snowshoe Hare
Daily bag limit of 4.
Sep 1, 2022 Mar 31, 2023
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Early Archery
Unit 6, 9, 10, 12.
Aug 1, 2022 Aug 14, 2022
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Limited Any Sheep
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH09-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Aug 1, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Limited Any Ram
Seasons vary slightly between units. See regulations: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/Final%20Regs/CH09-FINAL-04-20-2022-6.pdf
Aug 15, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Late Archery
Unit 1-5, 7, 8, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26.
Aug 15, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Archery
Any wild turkey.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Regular
Any wild turkey. Some areas have different start and end dates, please reference regulations here: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/2022_hunting_small_game-bird-turkey_regulations_final_web.pdf
Oct 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Quota
Zone 3. Male or bearded wild turkey.
Apr 1, 2023 May 31, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring General
Zone 3. Any male wild turkey or turkey with a visible beard.
Apr 1, 2023 May 31, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring General
Zone 1, 2, 4, 5. Male/bearded turkey.
Apr 20, 2023 May 31, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Quota
Zones 2 and 4. Male or bearded wild turkey. Check regulations for more details.
Apr 20, 2023 May 31, 2023
Upland Bird
Chukar
Daily bag limit of 5.
Sep 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Upland Bird
Gray Partridge
Daily bag limit of 5.
Sep 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Wolf
Wolf – Hunt Area 13
Unit 13
Sep 15, 2022 Mar 31, 2023
Wolf
Wolf – General
Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14.
Sep 15, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Wolf
Wolf – Hunt area 12
Oct 15, 2022 Dec 31, 2022

Wyoming Licenses, Permits, and Regulations

Wyoming hunting licenses, permits, and regulations for resident and non-resident hunters can be purchased on the official website of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Click below to view the website.

Hunt Areas

Wyoming’s hunt areas are set differently for each of the huntable big game species in the state. Altogether, Wyoming is divided up into 130 different areas for hunting seasons. With so many areas to hunt, knowing each one’s boundaries and regulations is extremely important. Click below to view Wyoming’s hunt areas in more detail through an interactive map.

Hunting GPS Maps

Every Wyoming hunter should have hunting GPS maps on hand. Wyoming hunting maps are available from onX Hunt. With a paid membership you can access Satellite, Topo, or Hybrid Basemaps, over which you can view maps of hunt areas, along with State, Forest Service, and other public and private property boundaries. You can view trails and roads, and even download maps to the Hunt App for use offline. Click below to get onX Hunt for Wyoming.

Hunting Layers

WY Private Lands Preview

WY Private Lands

Over 280,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Wyoming. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

WY Gov Lands Preview

WY Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 35,000,000 acres in Wyoming to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

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WY Hunt Areas

Wyoming Hunt Areas. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

Includes 17 Sublayers

  • Antelope Hunt Area
  • Bighorn Sheep Hunt Area
  • Bison Hunt Area
  • Black Bear Hunt Area
  • Bobcat Hunt Area
  • Elk Hunt Area
  • Moose Hunt Area
  • Mtn. Goat Hunt Area
  • Mtn. Lion Hunt Area
  • Mule Deer Hunt Area
  • Sage Grouse Hunt Area
  • Turkey Hunt Area
  • Whitetail Deer Hunt Area
  • Wolf Hunt Area
  • Sandhill Crane Hunt Area
  • Migratory Game Bird Hunt Area
  • Pheasant Hunt Area
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WY Possible Access

onX has mapped 140,000 acres of possible access lands in Wyoming including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

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WY Walk In Hunting Areas

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Walk In Hunting Areas. All hunters are expected to know the rules of the program. Please hunt responsibly and have a safe legal hunt.

WY Walk In Fishing Areas Preview

WY Walk In Fishing Areas

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Walk In Fishing Areas. All fishermen are expected to know the rules of the program. Please access responsibly.

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WY Hunter Management Program

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Management Program Areas. All hunters are expected to know the rules of the program. Please hunt responsibly and have a safe legal hunt.

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Public Access Area

Public Access Area, only displaying areas open to hunting.

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WY CWD Sampling Areas

Deer and Elk units that WY Fish and Game is asking for CWD samples from harvested animals.

Includes 2 Sublayers

  • WY Deer CWD Management Areas
  • WY Elk CWD Management Areas
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WY Species Ranges

WY species ranges

Includes 7 Sublayers

  • Antelope
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Mule Deer
  • Rocky Mountain Goat
  • Whitetail Deer


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