Game and Fish Changes Licenses | Big Horn Basin Media

Licenses and Conservation Stamps Good for 12 Months

Written by on January 8, 2019

Hunters and anglers this year can rest assured that they’ll get their money’s worth out of their licenses and conservation stamps.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that no matter when you buy a fishing, small game, game bird or furbearers license as well as conservation stamp, it will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date. This gives you a whole year to enjoy recreation and wildlife no matter when you buy your licenses.
With these new changes, expiration dates for license and stamps will be printed on the licenses to easily keep track of when you need to purchase next. And, if you renew early, the start date for the new license will begin the day after your current license expires. An exception to this change is fishing privileges for non-resident elk hunters with full price licenses; those licenses are valid for the calendar year of the elk hunting license.
The 12-month license is one of several new licensing changes that benefit hunters and anglers. In 2017, Game and Fish offered, thanks to the Wyoming Legislature, a new five-day fishing license for nonresidents. Also, game wardens checking licenses started accepting electronic versions of fishing licenses, small game, bird licenses and conservation stamps on mobile devices as proof in the field.

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