Wyoming Expands Wolf Hunting Season

by
posted on July 27, 2018
wyomingwolfseason_lead.jpg

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has updated the state’s wolf hunting regulations to extend the season by one month. Rather than opening the season on Oct. 1, the WGFD has decided a Sept. 1 opening date would give hunters more time in the field. It would also provide hunters with archery licenses the opportunity to take a wolf with their bow, as archery season opens the first of September.

In addition to the expanded season, the WGFD has also increased the harvest quota from 44 wolves to 58, and hunters may now obtain two wolf tags instead of a single permit.

“By extending the season by a month and increasing the harvest quota we’ve given archery hunters, and hunters in general, more opportunities to take wolves,” explained Dan Thompson, WGFD’s large carnivore section supervisor. “We greatly appreciate the cooperation and support of hunters during the process.”

Regarding the harvest increase, Thompson assures all regulation changes were made to help the state keep the wolf population in balance with its management plan.

Latest

Tips For Hunting Pre Rut Mule Deer Lead
Tips For Hunting Pre Rut Mule Deer Lead

Tips for Hunting Pre-Rut Mule Deer

Just before the breeding season bucks make seemingly random decisions, forcing us to analyze their habitat’s food, water and cover and how each factor influences their behavior.

#SundayGunday: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter

Get a closer look at the Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Recipe: Venison Top Sirloin and Chimichurri Sauce

A recent trip to Hawaii inspired contributor Brad Fenson to create a chimichurri sauce variation, where cilantro, cumin and lime juice produce a new twist on the traditional blend.

DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road

Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.

Apex Ammunition Introduces Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend

Apex Ammunition, makers of ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) shotshells, has introduced a limited-edition, Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend.

Field Tested: Browning Trail Cameras

Contributor Frank Melloni tests out two trail cameras from Browning, with both scouting and property security in mind.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.