Elk Licenses, Mule Deer Projects Discussed at Game and Fish Meeting
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 30, 2017
The allocation of elk hunting licenses were a significant topic of discussion at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s November meeting in Lovell.
The discussion took place during an open house, which encouraged local residents to come and learn more about the Game and Fish. The Commission directed the Department to seek feedback from the public about how the licenses are allocated between residents and nonresidents. The number of nonresident licenses given out has not changed since 1989.
While the commission took no action at this time, president of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Keith Culver pointed out that everyone on the commission values the elk hunting opportunity in this state and recognizes that it is an economic driver.
Also at the meeting, 43 lifetime licenses were distributed to Wyoming youth. Culver says that generous businesses donated to support the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Additionally, the Commission voted to approve nine habitat and migration projects to support mule deer. The projects slated for the coming year would benefit five herds of mule deer and improve thousands of acres.