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More people applying for Wyoming hunting licenses

July 15, 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of people applying for Wyoming resident and non-resident deer and antelope hunting licenses and resident elk licenses this year has increased.

KGAB-AM in Cheyenne reports that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says nearly 7 percent more people applied for the May 31 limited quota draw this year compared to 2017. The total is up by almost 12 percent compared to two years ago.

Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott says that while the increases are good news in many ways, they did make it harder to draw a license in some areas.

Applications for buck deer and buck antelope were only up only slightly, but residents and non-residents submitted significantly more applications for doe and fawn deer and antelope compared to last year.

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Information from: KGAB-AM, http://www.kgab.com

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