June 30, 2014 (14-17)
Refuge Manager Steve Kallin announced
today the July dates for licensed bison hunters to apply for a National Elk
Refuge 2014 bison permit. Beginning this season, hunters will apply for a
Refuge–specific bison hunting permit by completing an application online.
Similar to the procedure used by Refuge elk hunters since 2008, bison hunters
will begin their application for a National Elk Refuge hunt permit by visiting
the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Private Lands Public Wildlife Access Program web site. A direct link to the permit application web
site is also provided on the bison hunting page of the National Elk Refuge's web site.
Hunters must already have a Wyoming state bison license, issued by the Wyoming
Game & Fish Department, to apply for a Refuge bison permit. Individuals who
have not already applied and been selected for a 2014 Wyoming bison license are
not eligible to hunt bison this year.
hunters must apply for their Refuge permit between July 14 through July 31,
initially applying for only one bison hunt period. The results of the
computerized random draw will be posted on the application web site by 11:00
am on August 4. The online system
will continue to be active after 11:00 am on August 4 to allow hunters access
to leftover and alternate permits later in the season. A thorough description
of the application process, along with bison hunting information, hunt periods,
regulations, and a map, is included in a four-page brochure available on the Refuge's web site or at the following Jackson, WY locations:
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