Hunters are reminded that Feb. 28 is the deadline to submit applications to be placed on the wild bison priority listing for 2013.
The priority listing is not a drawing to issue licenses. It is a random computer selection that is held in May to place hunters on a priority list. Applicants are notified based on their ranking on the priority list, in order of their priority ranking, when the department determines a wild bison hunting opportunity may be available. At that time the hunter has the opportunity to purchase or decline purchase of the wild bison license.
The fee to be placed on the priority listing is nonrefundable and is $11 resident and $20 nonresident. If an applicant is notified and chooses to purchase a license, the license fee is $402 for residents and $2502 nonresident.
The hunt for wild bison is once in a lifetime. No person who has been issued a wild bison license and harvested a wild bison after Jan. 31, 2001, is eligible to apply for or receive a hunting license for wild bison in any future year.
Hunters are encouraged to submit their applications online to be placed on the wild bison priority listing. Manual application forms can be downloaded from the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov, obtained at any department office, or mailed by contacting the WGFD Telephone Information Center at 307-777-4600.
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