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Deadline for paper applications for big game licenses May 15

SHERIDAN — Hunters are reminded that limited-quota big game paper applications must arrive at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne headquarters before 5 p.m. May 15.

To apply online hunters may use the Game and Fish website, Hunters will still have until May 31 to apply online. Game and Fish has been accepting resident online applications for elk, deer and antelope since Jan. 1.

The paper application period is May 1-15.

Resident hunters are encouraged to review the 2013 regulations for changes from previous years.

One regulation change of special interest to elk hunters in the northern Bighorn Mountains is the opening of the hunt area 38 type 4 antlerless elk season on Oct. 1. The entire hunt area will be open for the first two weeks and then only a portion of the hunt area will be open for the remainder of the season.

This change will allow for more hunting opportunity and is expected to increase antlerless elk harvest. However, in hunt area 38 type 1 any elk season will open Oct. 15 the same as it has in previous years.

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