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Wyoming Game and Fish Hosting Bighorn Basin Hunting Season Meetings

Written by on March 10, 2023

Bighorn Basin residents might want to consider attending one of the seven meetings, as the severity of this winter might affect the time and duration of 2023’s hunting seasons.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin and one final meeting in Worland to discuss 2023 hunting season proposals for small game, game birds, and big game.

During the meetings, Game and Fish personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2023 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. All members of Bighorn Basin communities are invited and encouraged to attend.

Winter 2022-2023 has been unusually harsh. This may affect 2023’s hunting seasons, as the state’s mule deer populations are experiencing higher-than-normal mortality. However, mule deer are actually doing a bit better than normal in the Cody Region – which encompasses the entire Bighorn Basin.

Courtesy Wyoming Game and Fish

Meetings are scheduled in several locations throughout the Bighorn Basin. All meetings start at 6 p.m.


  • Monday, March 20 in the Yellowstone Conference Center at Northwest College 6 p.m.


  • Tuesday, March 21 at the Conservation District


  • Wednesday, March 22 at the Thermopolis Fire Department building


  • Wednesday, March 22 at the Lovell Fire Hall


  • Thursday, March 23 at Greybull Town Hall


  • Friday, March 24 at the Cody Regional Game and Fish office


  • Monday, March 27 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds

Written comments shall be accepted through 5 p.m. March 29 online, at public meetings, or by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604.

Copies of the proposed regulations are available on the Game and Fish website and at the address above in accordance with Chapter 1 Regulation Governing Access to Public Records.

Written comments shall be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to their April 2023 meeting in Casper.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest Game and Fish office.

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