Deadline for Wild Bison Priority Listing is Feb. 28

Deadline for Wild Bison Priority Listing is Feb. 28 (Photo courtesy of Flickr user Kabsik Park)
Deadline for Wild Bison Priority Listing is Feb. 28 (Photo courtesy of Flickr user Kabsik Park)

Hunters dreaming of snagging a wild bison this year have until February 28th to submit their name for the wild bison priority listing.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the priority listing is not a drawing to issue licenses. It's a randomly generated computer selection that takes place in May and hunters are placed on a priority list to hunt a wild bison.

The department will determine when hunters, based on their ranking on the priority list, may have the opportunity to hunt a bison. At that time, the hunter has the opportunity to purchase a wild bison license.

The fee to be placed on the priority listing is nonrefundable and the cost is $11 for a resident and $20 for a non-resident. If an applicant is notified and chooses to purchase a license, the license fee is $402 for residents and $2,502 for a non-resident.

Hunters can submit their applications online or download application forms at wgfd.wyo.gov. Alternatively, hunters can pick up applications for the priority listing at any department office, or mailed by calling 307-777-4600.

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