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Wyoming

Hunting

Game Bird Seasons

Game Bird Hunt Areas, Season Dates, Bag Limits and Limitations

Sage Grouse

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

1

Sep. 18

Sep. 30

2

4

Any sage grouse

2,3




CLOSED

4

Sep. 18

Sep. 20

2

4

Any sage grouse

Blue (Dusky) Grouse

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

1

Sep. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Any blue (dusky) grouse

(i) Blue (Dusky) Grouse Hunt Area Description.

Area 1. The entire state of Wyoming.

Ruffed Grouse

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

1

Sep. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Any ruffed grouse

(i) Ruffed Grouse Hunt Area Description.

Area 1. The entire state of Wyoming.

Chukar Partridge

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

1

Sep. 15

Jan. 31

5

15

Any chukar partridge

Gray Partridge

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

1

Sep. 15

Jan. 31

5

15

Any gray partridge

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

1

Sep. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Any sharp-tailed grouse

(d) Partridge Hunt Areas, Season Dates, Bag Limit and Limitations.

(i) Partridge Hunt Area Description.

Area 1. The entire state of Wyoming.

(e) Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hunt Areas, Season Dates, Bag Limit and Limitations.

(i) Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hunt Area Description.

Area 1. That portion of Wyoming east of the Continental Divide.

Pheasant

Hunt Area

Season Dates

Bag limit

Limitations

Shooting Hours


Opens

Closes

Daily

Possession

Start

End

1

Nov. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Male pheasant only (Youth Hunt-Refer to Section 7)

1⁄2 hour before Sunrise

Sunset

2

Nov. 1

Dec. 6

2

6

Any pheasant (Youth Hunt-Refer to Section 7)

Week Days 8:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

Weekend Days 8:00 a.m.

Sunset

2

Dec. 7

Dec. 31

2

6

Male pheasant only

1⁄2 hour before Sunrise

Sunset

5

Nov. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Male pheasant only except that portion of Area 5 north of the Shoshone River and west of the Yellowtail

Reservoir shall be open for any pheasant (Youth

Hunt-Refer to Section 7)

Veterans Day (State Observed Holiday), Thanksgiving

Day, Christmas Day, and Weekend Days 1⁄2 hour before Sunrise

Sunset

Week Days 11:00 a.m.

Sunset

7

Nov. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Male pheasant only

1⁄2 hour before Sunrise

Sunset

Table Mountain WHMA 1⁄2 hour before Sunrise

4:00 p.m.

8

Oct. 14

Oct. 31

3

Season limit 9

Any pheasant (Springer permits) Refer to Section 5

8:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

8

Nov. 1

Nov. 12

3

9

Any pheasant

8:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

9

Nov. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Any pheasant (Glendo permits) Refer to Section 6

8:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

11

Nov. 1

Dec. 31

3

9

Any pheasant

1⁄2 hour before Sunrise

Sunset

(i) Pheasant Hunt Area Descriptions.

Area 1. All of Fremont County, excluding the Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area, the Mile High Ranch Access Area, and the Sand Mesa Wildlife Habitat Management

Area east of the Bass Lake Road. All of Sheridan, Johnson, Park, Washakie and Hot

Springs counties, and all of Big Horn County excluding lands in the Yellowtail Wildlife

Habitat Management Area north of U.S. Highway 14A.

Area 2. All lands in the Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area, the Mile High Ranch Access Area, the Killebrew Ranches Access Area and all lands in the Sand Mesa Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of the Bass Lake Road.

Area 5. All of the lands included in the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area north of U.S. Highway 14A.

Area 7. All of Goshen County excluding Hunt Area 8.

Area 8. All of the lands included in the Springer/Bump-Sullivan Wildlife Habitat Management Area.

Area 9. All Bureau of Reclamation Withdrawal lands bordering and including Glendo State Park and the adjoining Department’s Access Yes Walk-in Area.

Area 11. The entire State of Wyoming excluding the lands described in Areas 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9.

(ii) Closed Areas.

(A) The waters and lands within one-half (1/2) mile of the aeration system on the north side of Ocean Lake shall be closed to pheasant hunting beginning December 15 through December 31 of each year.

(B) The Downar Bird Farm and Springer Headquarters in Goshen County shall be closed to pheasant hunting as marked by signs.

(C) Pond Number 1 and adjacent lands on the Table Mountain Wildlife Habitat

Management Area in Goshen County, as marked by colored signs and posts, shall be closed to pheasant hunting after November 12.

(D) The Sheridan Bird Farm in Sheridan County shall be closed to pheasant hunting, except during hunts sponsored and supervised by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Section 4. Pheasant Special Management Permit.

A pheasant special management permit shall be required of any person, except those exempted in this section, who participates in the hunting of pheasants in those areas listed in subsection (a) of this section. Owners of lands enrolled in the Department’s Access Yes Walk-In Areas, and members of their immediate families (landowner’s spouse, parents, grandparents, lineal descendants and their spouses, or siblings) are exempt from the requirement to obtain a pheasant special management permit when they are hunting pheasants on the deeded land of the landowner. The pheasant special management permit shall be in possession of any person while hunting pheasants, and shall be immediately produced for inspection upon request from any authorized Department representative. Any person purchasing a pheasant special management permit for the purpose set forth in this section shall validate the permit by signing that person’s name in ink across the face of the permit. Hunters who acquire a pheasant special management permit through the Electronic Licensing Service (ELS) shall not be required to meet the signature provision of this section. The permit shall be available at Headquarters, Department Regional Offices and designated license selling agents.

(a) Pheasant Special Management Permit Areas. A pheasant special management permit shall be required to hunt pheasants in the areas listed in this subsection:

(i) Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area in Johnson County.

(ii) Glendo State Park; including all Bureau of Reclamation Withdrawal lands bordering the Park and the adjoining Department’s Access Yes Walk-In Area in Platte County.

(iii) Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area, the Mile High Ranch Access Area and the Killebrew Ranches Access Area in Fremont County.

(iv) Springer Wildlife Habitat Management Area in Goshen County.

(v) Table Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area in Goshen County.

(vi) Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area, excluding any private lands included within the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area, in Big Horn County.

(vii) All lands in the Sand Mesa Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of the Bass Lake Road in Fremont County.

(viii) All lands open to the hunting of pheasants that are enrolled in the Department’s Access Yes Program, excluding Walk-In Access Areas in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties on which pheasants are not released by the Department.

(ix) All State Trust land in Sheridan County.

(x) Welch Ranch Management Area in Sheridan County.