Most of the 2015 furbearer trapping and hunting seasons and regulations proposals are similar to 2014, but there are several proposals that would limit the size of quick kill body traps in dry-land use and also proposals that would remove limited quota beaver areas in the Lander Region. Also, additional trapping area closures may be proposed along certain trails within the Bridger Teton National Forest in Teton County pending analysis of public use data.
Among license regulation proposals, the resident landowner application period would be Jan. 1 – May 15, preference point application period July 1 – Oct. 31 and bison application period Feb. 1 – Feb. 28.
The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact is a cooperative agreement between member states. There are proposed changes to the agreement that provides wildlife violators sentenced to hunting, fishing or trapping license suspensions in their home state will also have those privileges suspended in all member states. Changes will add the 25 states that have joined since September 2003 and editorial changes to make the regulation easier to understand.
Meetings will be held in the following locations:
May 12 Sheridan 5 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 14 Casper 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 14 Cody 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 26 Lander 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 26 Laramie 6 p.m. Fire Station 3 – West Laramie
May 27 Green River 7 p.m. Game and Fish Office
May 28 Jackson 6 p.m. Antler Motel
May 28 Pinedale 6 p.m. Game and Fish Office
Written comments will also be accepted through 5 p.m. May 29, 2015 by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604 or through the Game and Fish website. Copies of the proposed regulations are available at the same address or on the Game and Fish website atwgfd.wyo.gov.
All signed comments will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission before they address the proposals at their July 8-10 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Cody.
The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the corresponding Game and Fish office.