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Earlier this year there was discussion in introducing a new license tag allocation for hunters in Wyoming. Currently the allocation is 80/20 with 20% of allocated tags going to non residents.

The bill now is this would happen for the Big 5 … Sheep, Goat, Moose, Grizzly and Bison. At this time the proposal does not affect Deer and Antelope and possibly Elk. A task force is looking into this and deciding which route to go. Many Western states already allocate about 10% to Non residents. Wyoming with it;s low population and larger game resources is different from other states. This has a good chance at passing. Just bringing all into the loop on this.

There is a comment section that you can send feedback on with your input for those that hunt Wyoming, I will add the website address in the near future.

Here is another persons perspective from another site.

“Are you aware that Wyoming has a task force that currently is meeting and figuring out strategies. Are you aware that Wyo outfitters could potentially strip DIY nonres hunters of tags similar to what New Mexico did several years ago?

Are you aware that with 90/10 that 1/2 of the current high demand nonres tags would be stripped from nonres? Cutting nonres limited tags in 1/2 carries a major impact to nonres while it only provides a handful more tags/unit to Wyoming residents. If you think point creep is bad now wait until it takes twice as long to draw high demand tags! The economic impacts to Wyo small town communities and the WG&F are also a reality!

If you are a DIY hunter that enjoys hunting without hiring an outfitter/guide I would also suggest providing comments to the task force. High demand tags could be taken directly away from the nonres hunter pool similar to what was done in New Mexico.

Now's your chance to speak up and voice your opinion! If you are a concerned nonres please send your comments to the task force. The more nonres that flood the task force with comments the more attention we can make! There is no one on the task force other than outfitters that are voicing DIY nonres hunters recommendations so make your voice made! Make sure to provide constructive comments at the following website.

Here's a link to the task forces website: https://sites.google.com/wyo.gov/wyomingwildlifetaskforce/home/public-input”
 

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