The Wyoming HIP regulation requires each licensed hunter engaged in the act of hunting doves, ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, rails, cranes or snipe be in possession of a HIP permit. The HIP permit requirement also applies to holders of pioneer and lifetime hunting licenses
A person that obtains a HIP permit must validate the permit by signing their name in ink across the face of the permit. HIP permits expire on June 30 each year. Wyoming HIP permits are only available on the Department’s website at http://wgfd.wyo.gov
In order to obtain a HIP permit, a person is required to identify the species of migratory game birds they hunted the previous year and the approximate number they harvested. Only one HIP permit is required to hunt all species for the entire migratory game bird season. HIP validations are non‐transferable to other states. A separate validation is required from each state in which you hunt.
If you hunt migratory game birds without a HIP permit, you may receive a citation. But even more important, the information that hunters provide to biologists through this program is critical to game bird conservation and protection of our hunting heritage.
Hunters with questions regarding the HIP permit requirements can contact the Game and Fish headquarters in Cheyenne 307-777-4600 or their regional Game and Fish office.