Licensing Overview

Wyoming Licensing Overview

All our hunts and fishing trips comply with licensing and permitting laws enforced by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

We provide the information below to give our guests an idea of the licensing and permitting requirements, as well as the deadlines and costs associated with being in full compliance with WY state laws during your trip. We’re available to answer all your questions and to help with securing the necessary licenses.

For more information check the official website of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

License CategoryAnimalApplication DatesCost (Non-Resident)
LicenseBighorn Sheep1/1 – 2/28License $2,320.00
LicenseMoose1/1 – 2/28License $1,982.00
LicenseElk1/1 – 1/31Full-Price $692.00
Special $1,268.00 | Includes fishing license
LicenseMule Deer1/1 – 1/31Full-Price $374.00
Special $662.00
LicenseAntelope1/1 – 5/31Full-Price $326.00
Special $614.00
LicenseCow Elk1/1 – 1/31Cow-calf $288.00
Includes fishing license
Preference PointsBighorn SheepPurchase online July – October$150.00
Preference PointsMoosePurchase online July – October$150.00
Preference PointsElkPurchase online July – October$52.00
Preference PointsCow ElkPurchase online July – October$52.00
Preference PointsMule DeerPurchase online July – October$41.00
Preference PointsAntelopePurchase online July – October$31.00
Archery PermitMule Deer
Cow Elk
Bighorn Sheep
Same as licenses$72.00
Conservation StampMule Deer
Cow Elk
Bighorn Sheep
Same as licenses$12.50
Special Management PermitElkSame as licenses$15.50
FishingPurchase Online or Over the CounterDaily $14.00
Five (5) Day $56.00
Annual $102.00

Big Game Preference Points

The preference point system is designed to improve an applicant’s odds of eventually drawing a license in a hard-to-draw hunt area. Preference points are utilized in conducting the resident and nonresident moose, resident and nonresident full price bighorn sheep, nonresident elk, nonresident deer and nonresident antelope drawings. Seventy-five percent (75%) of available licenses in each hunt area and license type will be allocated to the preference point drawing. Applicants with the highest preference point ranking will receive priority in the preference point drawing. The remaining twenty-five percent (25%) of available licenses will be allocated in a random drawing regardless of preference points.  The random drawing is intended to provide everyone who applies a chance of drawing a license, regardless of their preference point total.