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Wyoming F&G is AWESOME!
I had to turn a tag back in due to a medical situation this year. I submitted the forms to Wyoming F&G and the refunded the money AND reinstated my pts! I love Wyoming.
Hope the medical issues are resolved so you can draw the tag again THIS year!
WY has always been the most helpful of the states I've dealt with. Montana is getting better, but when we goofed on some doe app's, and there was months left before the draw, their response was "tough".
They just sold a bunch of CWD hunt tags and opened the online sales at 5 am. Didn't post the sale time and they were gone in short order. Who opens the sale at 5am? Wonder who got told about the sale?
Just don't try to hunt the Wilderness, that is reserved for outfitter welfare.
They are the best. The nce you know the "lay of the land" their website is pretty good too.
Wish I could say the same about Montana!
Wyobullshooter that’s the plan ??
You better get your wallet out if you want to apply and hunt in Wyo in the coming years! Here's a list of the license price increases in 2018: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Apply-or-Buy/License-Fee-List/2018-License-Fee-Changes
Some examples include special elk getting raised to $1,200. Moose is getting raised almost $500 to almost $2,000, bison is being raised from $2,500 to $4,400...ouch! It's going to cost $150 to just apply for moose and sheep pref points next year. If you plan on "building pref pts" it is going to take a chunk of cash just to apply each year. Multiply that amount by 10 years and you can make some pretty nice trips to Alaska and elsewhere.
I like the WG&F but I'm not sure if I would say they are awesome to nonres hunters!
Good for you Dave!
Hopefully you are on the road to full recovery
Keep the faith
Good luck, Robb
Jims.... it's all about priorities. There are people who spend that sitting on a bar stool or at a casino.
Mule Power, Exactly! Just pointing out how much it is getting to "pay to play" in Wyo!
Tried to apply to bow hunt antelope once, real confusing. 120 units, all kind of different dates, percentages, confusion buck or doe, app dates. I just gave up. If you don't already know the area you want it's tough.
I was one point shy of max for deer and elk but I decided to sit out this year and think if I still want to apply in Wyo due to price increases. I might just buy a point every other year as I will most likely not hunt for 8-10 years.
Turned my elk tag back in to MT this year due to hurricane Irma. Got a refund but no pts. Oh well
Thanks Robb. Always keeping the faith! They sure treated me fairly. I’ll stay in the game.
Knot head, the problem with that is that you fall so far behind with each year you don't buy a pt.
jims, a 2018 WY nonresident elk tag is $692, which is about the same a Wyoming resident will have to pay to come down here to Colorado, where you live, to shoot an elk. You don't have to buy the special elk tag either, which was already $1,057 anyway...
Yeah, the $692 isn't all that bad ... then you start adding on all the extras. ARCHERY STAMP from $30 to $72, and another $31 in "special management" costs, another $15 for application fees, all the sudden your over $800 bucks and then add in 2 years of preference points, (couldn't confirm but was told that PP were going from $50 to $75) it adds up in a hurry - now your pushing $950, ouch! That said .... I'm still going to pay to play, apply and keep going as long as my health will allow it.