Wyoming

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The state is a huge, high plateau broken by many wild, remote mountain ranges. Elk, mule deer, grizzlies, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep inhabit the high country of mountain ranges such as the Wind River and Teton ranges in the west, the Big Horns in the northcentral, and the Snowy Range in the south. The sweeping high plains of Wyoming are covered with cattle and cowboys, and the productive rangeland is shared with impressive herds of pronghorn antelope, deer, and elk.

Wyoming’s most sought-after game animals are pronghorn, elk, moose, mule deer, and white-tailed deer. The state also offers hunts for bighorn sheep, bison, black bears, mountain lions, wolves, mountain goats, turkeys, and upland birds. Elk are plentiful on public and private lands in both mountains and plains regions. Mule deer are found throughout the state, both on the plains and in the mountains, while whitetails are plentiful in the Black Hills region in northeastern Wyoming and in many farming areas and creek bottoms around the state. But Wyoming is best known for its pronghorn—more commonly called “antelope.” Wyoming has more pronghorn antelope than anywhere else on the North American continent, and success rates for hunters exceed 85 percent.

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Wyoming Antelope Seasons

General SeasonAug. 15-Nov. 20**

**Season start and end dates vary by region.

Wyoming Elk Seasons

General SeasonAug. 15-Jan. 31**

**Season start and end dates vary by region.

Wyoming Deer Seasons

General SeasonSept. 1-Nov. 30**

**Season start and end dates vary by region.

Wyoming Moose Seasons

General SeasonSept. 1-Oct. 31**

**Season start and end dates vary by region.

Wyoming Bison Seasons

General SeasonAug. 15-Jan. 31*

**Season start and end dates vary by region.

Wyoming Black Bear Seasons

General SeasonAug. 1-Oct. 31**

**Black Bear hunting seasons in Wyoming vary greatly by zones.

Wyoming Mountain Lion Seasons

General SeasonSept. 1-Apr. 30**

**Season dates vary by zone. Mountain Lions are uniform across the state of Wyoming. Bag limits vary per zone. Mountain lion hunting seasons in Wyoming vary greatly by zones.

Wyoming Turkey Seasons

General SeasonSept. 1-Dec.31**

**Season start and end dates vary by region.

Wyoming Small Game Seasons

Sage GrouseSept. 18-30**
Ruffed & Dusky GrouseSept. 1-Dec. 31
Chukar & Gray PartridgeSept. 15-Jan. 31
PheasantNov. 1-Dec. 31**
Rabbit and HareSept. 1-March 31
SquirrelSept. 1-March  31

**Season start and end dates vary by region.