The New Year Brings Some Changes For Select Wyoming Hunters And Anglers

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is already encouraging sportsmen to prepare for the 2010 hunting and fishing seasons. The recent extreme cold weather has made for some good ice fishing opportunities and fishermen will need to purchase a new license as the old ones expired on December 31st.

The Game and Fish Commission has had Pioneer hunting and fishing licenses for some time and the requirements for different types of Pioneer licenses vary. There is an age requirement and residency limitations. Pioneer license applicants must have resided in Wyoming for a minimum of 30 years for Pioneer fishing and small game licenses all the way to a minimum of 50 years for Pioneer Heritage elk and deer licenses.

The Wyoming State Legislature made a change in the law regarding Pioneer licenses that went into effect last week. Pioneer license holders will no longer be required to purchase a conservation stamp each year.

If you have questions about any hunting and fishing issues, you’re encouraged to contact the local Game and Fish regional office in Sheridan at 672-7418 or click here for the state website.

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