Hunting is a popular activity in Wyoming, and the state offers many opportunities for hunters of all experience levels. If you're planning a hunting trip to Wyoming, it's important to familiarize yourself with the state's hunting seasons and licensing requirements.

In this blog post, we will provide an overview of Wyoming's hunting seasons and licensing process. We'll also discuss some of the best places to hunt in the Cowboy State!

Hunting In Wyoming

Wyoming is frequently ignored as a hunting destination. Big game hunts such as bison, elk, and deer are available during the Wyoming hunting season. Wyoming boasts really stunning vistas in addition to some excellent hunting. It's difficult to imagine a more lovely part of the country.

For hunting seasons, Wyoming is separated into 130 different zones. The average start and end dates for the state are listed in the tables below. This data is offered for the purpose of travel planning. Make sure you contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for more information.

Wyoming Antelope Seasons

General Season Aug. 15-Nov. 20**

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Elk Seasons

General Season Aug. 15-Jan. 31**

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Deer Seasons

General Season Sept. 1-Nov. 30**

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Moose Seasons

General Season Sept. 1-Oct. 31**

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Bison Seasons

General Season Aug. 15-Jan. 31*

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Black Bear Seasons

General Season Aug. 1-Oct. 31**

**Black Bear hunting seasons in Wyoming very greatly by zones. For more information on season start and end dates, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Mountain Lion Seasons

General Season Sept. 1-Apr. 30**

**Season dates vary by zone. Mountain Lions are uniform across the state of Wyoming. Bag limits vary per zone. Mountain lion hunting seasons in Wyoming vary greatly by zones. For more information on season start and end dates, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Turkey Seasons

General Season Sept. 1-Dec.31**

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming Small Game Seasons

Sage Grouse Sept. 18-30**
Ruffed & Dusky Grouse Sept. 1-Dec. 31
Chukar & Gray Partridge Sept. 15-Jan. 31
Pheasant Nov. 1-Dec. 31**
Rabbit and Hare Sept. 1-March 31
Squirrel Sept. 1-March  31

How To Get A Hunting License In Wyoming?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Card in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Wyoming hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website or a Wyoming–approved agent.

Wyoming License Expiration

Hunting licenses are good for the calendar year. Wyoming residents who have lived in the state for at least 10 years are able to purchase a lifetime hunting license.

Where to Buy a Wyoming Hunting License

**Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Wyoming hunting seasons vary based on animal and seasons, and are mandated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Other Southwest States Hunting Seasons

Utah Hunting Seasons
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